Two Republican groups are promoting a Bill to End Birthright Citizenship - the 14th Amendment. The groups wants to force a reinterpretation of the 14th amendment to prevent children of undocumented immigrants from obtaining citizenship, thus removing (in their view) an incentive for people to cross the border illegally.
The two Republican Groups seeking this change are:
1. the American Legislative Exchange Council (ALEC)
2. the Immigration Reform Law Institute (IRLI), the legal arm John Tanton's Hate Group F.A.I.R. IRLI's proposal was written by Romney's Immigration surrogate Kris Kobach.
ALEC has numerous Republican Congress and Big Business members and is infamous for drafting ANTI Minority and ANTI Union = extremist bills for both State and Federal government. Examples include Florida's infamous "Stand your Ground" law (remember Trayvon Martin) and Big Corporation/ANTI-Union bills for various state governments, including Wisconsin.
IRLI's Kris Kobach has a long history of drafting Hate Bills including Arizona's sb1070 and other state ANTI Latino, Racial Profiling bills
ALEC and IRLI's primary reason in this hate-filled crusade is to model a bill that says children must have at least one parent who is a U.S. citizen (or resident alien) in order to be eligible for state citizenship. Their drafted bills, which run contrary to over 100 years of legal precedent, are designed so that legislators could take them back to their home states, work to get them passed, and then get sued with the hope that the case makes it all the way to the Republican Majority Supreme Court which would then overturn that 14th Amendment. This is exactly the same method Republicans used to get the Republican Supreme Court to overturn the "Citizen's United Case." The case in which the Court held that the First Amendment prohibited the government from restricting independent political expenditures by corporations and unions. The Result: They CHANGED the 1st Amendment which safeguarded against "the improper use of money to influence the result [of an election] is to deny to the nation in a vital particular the power of self protection".
When you get right to it, the Republican /Tea Party agenda is based on Racism. They are threatened by the Census Bureau's prediction about a minority majority in the years ahead and are doing all in their power to reduce the number of minorities in our Country, beginning with the President. You see in the racial profiling bills, the voter suppression laws, the destruction of unions, and now changing the 14th amendment.