“We teed this up for the court because we thought the court would agree with us,” Secretary of State-elect Kris Kobach said about ugly plans by some states to try to prevent the 14th Amendment, which grants citizenship to all children born in the United States, from applying to children of illegal immigrants. But as with other Kobach anti-immigration measures, this one likely will be tossed out by the courts. The U.S. Supreme Court has a long history of supporting the 14th Amendment, including against past challenges aimed at African-American, Chinese-American and Japanese-American citizens.
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