Republicans Looking To Overhaul 14th Amendment

August 9, 2010  |  

(CNN) — Sen. John McCain (R-Ariz.) and other top Republicans quickly jumped on the issue and called for hearings. The senators said their concerns arose from recent reports of a burgeoning “birth tourism” industry, which helps expectant mothers abroad travel to the United States to deliver their babies. They also said that birthright citizenship, which is granted by the 14th Amendment of the Constitution, could provide an incentive for people to enter the country illegally.

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