Arizona lawmakers, adding to their anti-immigrant portfolio, are pushing a bill that seeks to end the automatic citizenship granted to children born in the state to illegal-immigrant parents. –JCL

Los Angeles Times:

Arizona lawmakers are again diving into the national debate over illegal immigration, proposing a bill that challenges automatic U.S. citizenship for children of illegal immigrants.

The proposal Thursday comes after Arizona last year enacted one of the nation’s toughest local laws on illegal immigration. Much of it has been suspended by the courts.

Republican State Rep. John Kavanagh, who filed the latest proposal, said the goal isn’t to get every state to enact such a law but to bring the dispute to court in hopes of reducing the costs associated with granting automatic citizenship.

Read more

Wait, before you go…

If you're reading this, you probably already know that non-profit, independent journalism is under threat worldwide. Independent news sites are overshadowed by larger heavily funded mainstream media that inundate us with hype and noise that barely scratch the surface.  We believe that our readers deserve to know the full story. Truthdig writers bravely dig beneath the headlines to give you thought-provoking, investigative reporting and analysis that tells you what’s really happening and who’s rolling up their sleeves to do something about it.

Like you, we believe a well-informed public that doesn’t have blind faith in the status quo can help change the world. Your contribution of as little as $5 monthly or $35 annually will make you a groundbreaking member and lays the foundation of our work.

Support Truthdig