'Birthright citizenship' study; Arizona employer sanctions hearing

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Anti-illegal immigration activists claim tweaking the 14th Amendment will help fight illegal immigration, but according to a new study the changes could have the opposite effect.

The Migration Policy Institute claims ending so-called "birthright citizenship" would actually boost the number of babies born to illegal immigrants in the U.S.

The think tank projects the number would grow to 16 million over the next 40 years. An increase of at least five million people.

One professor predicts the share of children in the U.S. illegally would double to 4% of the country's total child population.


Another controversial illegal immigration issue for Arizona will be decided by the U.S. Supreme Court. In December the high court will hear arguments about the state's 2007 employer sanctions law. That punishes employers who knowingly hire illegal immigrants.

Business and civil right groups claim it is an unconsitituional attempt by the state to regulate immigration.