A group of state legislators came to Washington on Wednesday to unveil legal language they say is a blueprint for states to pass immigration laws that might force a Supreme Court review of the 14th Amendment, which grants U.S. citizenship to any child born on U.S. soil, regardless of the parents’ citizenship. …
Daryl Metcalfe, a Republican state representative from Pennsylvania who founded the group that brought together lawmakers from 14 states, said that the laws would force a re-interpreting of the 14th Amendment and help slow down an “illegal alien invasion.”
When Danny Verdin, majority whip for the S.C. Senate, took the lectern at the news conference to explain his intention to introduce the proposed laws in his state, he raised the upcoming April commemoration of Confederate troops firing on Fort Sumter in Charleston, S.C., at the start of the Civil War.
“South Carolina may have been out front leading 150 years ago at Fort Sumter; we are happy to work collaboratively on this to cure a malady,” said Verdin, a Republican.
Looks like South Carolina has taken the lead once again. Know hope.