Arizona GOP Targets Children Born To Undocumented Immigrants

Arizona Republicans say they plan to introduce new legislation this fall that, if passed, would block the children of undocumented immigrants from becoming citizens if they were born in the United States.Arizona is already facing a national boycott by other U.S. states and cities following its introduction of a controversial law, S.B. 1070, signed by Republican Gov. Jan Brewer in April. That law requires police to determine a person's immigration status if there is "reasonable suspicion" they are undocumented.Both measures are the brainchild of state Sen. Russell Pearce who argues that children born on American soil to non-U.S. citizens should be barred from attaining birth certificates.Federal law under the 14th amendment to the U.S. Constitution automatically grants citizenship to any child born in the country regardless of their parents' legal status.Speaking to Time magazine last week Pearce said Latino immigrants that end up in the U.S. "is an orchestrated effort by them to come h