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Birthright, Citizenship Emerges as Republican Campaign Issue

Donald Trump, the leading 2016 U.S. Republican presidential contender, has ignited new consideration of an old idea, ending the country's nearly 150-year-old grant of citizenship to anyone born in the United States. The billionaire real estate mogul, who has soared to the top of surveys of Republican voters with calls to deport the country's 11 million illegal immigrants, says birthright citizenship "remains the biggest magnet for illegal immigration." He wants to...

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