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Occurrences in the Congressional Record

Entry Title Date
Halt Anti-Immigration Proceedings On Amicus Brief March 17, 2016
Pete Aguilar, D-CA
"What will the brief say? Will the Court tell the House of Representatives to encourage tearing families apart by rounding up and deporting DREAMers? Will they advocate ending birthright citizenship and repealing part of the 14th Amendment? Will it call for building their big, beautiful, 50-foot-tall wall along our southern border?"
Authorizing The Speaker To Appear As Amicus Curiae On Behalf Of The House March 17, 2016
Nancy Pelosi, D-CA
"Will they ask the Court to explore ending birthright American citizenship, as they did in their Immigration and Border Security Subcommittee hearing?"
Energy And Water Development And Related Agencies Appropriations Act, 2016—Motion To Proceed October 7, 2015
Jon Tester, D-MT
"There was a Republican gentleman who served in the Presidency of this great country some time ago—Teddy Roosevelt—who called on Americans to cherish our Nation’s vast natural resources and to ensure that we safely pass them on to future generations. After all, they are the birthright of every American. That is what the Land and Water Conservation Fund is all about."
Tribute To Captain Joseph Ogle September 24, 2015
Mike Bost, R-IL
"But perhaps Captain Ogle’s greatest legacy is that of his family. A father of nine children, Captain Ogle’s descendants, many of whom still live in St. Clair and Monroe Counties, Illinois, number in the thousands and have carried on the patriotism and pioneer spirit as their birthright."
228Th Anniversary Of The Constitution September 17, 2015
Patrick Leahy, D-VT
"We must uphold this promise of equality for the vulnerable and the voiceless as well. We are a nation of immigrants with a long, proud history of opening our doors and welcoming people from around the world. After all, the Statue of Liberty has long proclaimed America’s welcome: “Give us your tired, your poor, your huddled masses yearning to breathe free… . Send these, the homeless, tempest-tost to me, I lift my lamp beside the golden door.” That is what America has long stood for and what we should continue to represent. Instead, I have seen ugly partisan rhetoric about changing the 14th Amendment of our Constitution to remove birthright citizenship specifically to target immigrants. We should be a nation that embraces and lifts our most vulnerable, not a nation that acts out of spite or malice."

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