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[H.J. Res. 26 Introduced in House (IH)]







105th CONGRESS
  1st Session
H. J. RES. 26

  Proposing an amendment to the Constitution of the United States to 
   provide that no person born in the United States will be a United 
States citizen unless a parent is a United States citizen, is lawfully 
in the United States, or has a lawful immigration status at the time of 
                               the birth.


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                    IN THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES

                            January 9, 1997

  Mr. Foley (for himself, Mr. Rohrabacher, Mr. Royce, Mr. Doolittle, 
Young of Alaska, Mrs. Chenoweth, Mr. McKeon, Mr. Calvert, Mr. Klug, Mr. 
  Baker of Louisiana, and Mr. Metcalf) introduced the following joint 
    resolution; which was referred to the Committee on the Judiciary

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                            JOINT RESOLUTION


 
  Proposing an amendment to the Constitution of the United States to 
   provide that no person born in the United States will be a United 
States citizen unless a parent is a United States citizen, is lawfully 
in the United States, or has a lawful immigration status at the time of 
                               the birth.

    Resolved by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United 
States of America in Congress assembled (two-thirds of each House 
concurring therein), That the following article is proposed as an 
amendment to the Constitution of the United States, which shall be 
valid to all intents and purposes as part of the Constitution when 
ratified by the legislatures of three-fourths of the several States 
within seven years after the date of its submission for ratification:

                              ``Article --

    ``Section 1. No person born in the United States after the date of 
the ratification of this article shall be a citizen of the United 
States, or of any State, on account of birth in the United States 
unless the mother or father of the person is a citizen of the United 
States, is lawfully in the United States, or has a lawful status under 
the immigration laws of the United States, at the time of the birth.
    ``Section 2. The Congress shall have power to enforce this article 
by appropriate legislation.''.
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