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)]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
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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Birth tourism, in this representation, is made possible by jus soli birthright citizenship laws.
With those policies established, the final challenges are evaluating the retrospective problem of the remaining illegal immigrants and addressing birthright citizenship.
The billionaire reality TV star, who has disparaged Mexican immigrants as criminals, rapists, and drug dealers, promises to end birthright citizenship, stop Muslims from entering the country, triple the number of Immigration and Customs Enforcement officers, "humanely" deport II million unauthorized immigrants, and build a wall on our southern border at the Mexican government's expense.
Like most experts who question the constitutional justification for birthright citizenship, Eastman notes that the 14th Amendment states two requirements for citizenship--that an individual is born on U.
This insecurity was strikingly evident in debates over birthright citizenship, which Molina explores in Chapter 3.
Most radically, Trump has proposed ending birthright citizenship for so-called anchor babies.
The birthright citizenship is granted by the 14th Amendment to the U.
Even Senator Lindsey Graham of South Carolina, who once fought for smart bipartisan immigration reform, wants to repeal birthright citizenship.
While there have been occasional instances of pregnant women coming to the United States in order to give birth, Trump must be the only person to believe birthright citizenship is the "biggest magnet" for illegal immigration.
Trump also wants to end the birthright citizenship which gives automatic citizenship to the children of illegal immigrants.
Their children, if they are born here, already are American citizens, thanks to the misguided policy of birthright citizenship.