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Birthright citizenship has become a point of contention in the debate about U.S. immigration. It's one of several ways to become a U.S. citizen, but it hasn't always been open to everyone, and some critics want to eliminate birthright citizenship altogether.

Learn more here:
Pew Research Center. “How U.S. Immigration Laws and Rules Have Changed Through History.” http://www.pewresearch.org/fact-tank/2015/09/30/how-u-s-immigration-laws-and-rules-have-changed-through-history/

PBS. “Jim Crow Stories: 14th Amendment Ratified.” http://www.pbs.org/wnet/jimcrow/stories_events_14th.html

Center for Migration Studies. “Citizenship After Trump.” http://cmsny.org/publications/spiro-citizenship-after-trump/

Music tracks courtesy of Audio Networks.
Footage and images courtesy of Reuters, Library of Congress, Getty Images, National Archives.

Presented by: Imaeyen Ibanga
Written by: Kathryn Wheeler
Edited by: Brian Joseph
Animations by: Kai Tang
Produced by: Imaeyen Ibanga and Kathryn Wheeler

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