A study done by the Pew Hispanic Center suggests that nearly 8 percent of all U.S. newborns in 2008 had parents who were undocumented. Under the 14th Amendment these children were granted automatic citizenship. This research is continuing to fuel the birthright citizenship debate.
Despite all the heat, a majority of Americans seem to oppose changing the 14th Amendment. A nationwide poll conducted in June by the Pew Research Center for the People & the Press found that 56 percent of Americans are against changing the citizenship provision while 41 percent favor amending it.
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