A group of Montana Republican lawmakers are wading into the national debate over illegal immigration, and specifically what they describe as the “misapplication” of the 14th Amendment to the US Constitution.
According to a press release, State Representatives Cary Smith, Wendy Warburton, Mike Miller, Pat Ingraham, David Howard, Dee Brown and State Senator Aubyn Curtiss announced the formation Tuesday of a nationwide task force that will develop model state legislation “to eliminate the misapplication of the 14th Amendment of the U.S. Constitution, as it has been utilized to secure citizenship for the children of illegal aliens and their families.” Currently, illegal aliens are incentivized to cross our border to give birth and use their child to secure illegal benefits, residency and American jobs for themselves and for their families.
Here’s what State Rep. Mike Miller had to say:
The 14th Amendment is being misinterpreted – illegally wading across a river or crossing a desert and having a baby on US soil is not grounds for that child to be a US citizen and it is not the responsibility of the US taxpayers to support, educate and feed that child along with its family.
The lawmakers are members of the State Legislators for Legal Immigration (SLLI) coalition, here’s a link to that website.