jus soli

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jus soli

(Law) law the principle that a person's nationality at birth is determined by the territory within which he or she was born. Compare jus sanguinis
[from Latin, literally: law of soil]

jus′ so′li

(ˈsoʊ laɪ, -li)

the principle that the country of citizenship of a child is determined by its country of birth.
[1900–05; < Latin: right of soil (land)]
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Noun1.jus soli - the principle that a person's nationality at birth is determined by the place of birth
judicial doctrine, judicial principle, legal principle - (law) a principle underlying the formulation of jurisprudence
law, jurisprudence - the collection of rules imposed by authority; "civilization presupposes respect for the law"; "the great problem for jurisprudence to allow freedom while enforcing order"
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Despite the Clinton campaign's assertions, there are definite differences between Bush and Trump on the matter of birthright citizenship, as Trump's campaign platform specifically calls for ending the privilege.
and Canada are the only two developed nations that still allow birthright citizenship.
She uses racial scripts regarding birthright citizenship for African Americans, women, and US-born people of Chinese extraction to analyse the scripts about the rights of second generation Mexican immigrants.
Outline Plans to End Birthright Citizenship, Drawing Outcry, N.
Ending birthright citizenship has become an iconic issue for the rightwing since 2011.
Take one of the central proposals in Trump's six-page position paper on illegal immigration: the abolition of birthright citizenship.
89) Approximately thirty of the world's 194 countries automatically grant nationality to those born within their territory (jus soli)--a phenomenon known as birthright citizenship.
The birthright citizenship bills are non-starters politically, but their structure nevertheless reveals the durability of gender-asymmetrical jus sanguinis citizenship principles as a resource for those who seek to restrict American citizenship to certain ethno-racial groups.
Known as "jus soli" ("right of the soil" in Latin) or birthright citizenship, the stipulation was introduced to protect the rights of recently freed slaves during the 1800s.
That year also marked the first time in modern history that a Republican Party platform opposed the birthright citizenship enshrined in the 14th Amendment to the Constitution.
Cruz has already backed Trump's call to end birthright citizenship, or the right to citizenship for any person born in the United States regardless of the immigration status of his or her parents.