Good point Woodstock, the citizenship laws in our nation need to be revised to the reality of today, not the problems of Slavery and Jim Crow laws in the past.
Should be this:
Parents citizens: You are a citizen of the US regardless of where you are born.
Parents not citizens of the USA? You are a citizen of whatever country they are from.
Parents have more than one citizenship? You are a dual citizen if you want. (IE: Mom is US, and Dad is Dutch, you are both regardless of where you are born.)
No more walk over the border, drop your child, and then anchor yourself to the US welfare teat for 18 years raising your "citizen" child.
That's BS, and needs to end, and end now.
Want to be a citizen of this nation? My view is this:
1) Join the military for 4 years. You are in like flint, and thanks for your service.
2) Buy property and pay property taxes. You put down roots here when you buy your house/land/property, and that's good enough for me to include you as a US Citizen. Wecome to America!
Should we have worker programs? Absolutely. Should we be paying for the healthcare, welfare and other care of tens of millions of illegals? Additionally, should we be dealing with millions of criminals who come here?
So, let's lay out an example: You are from Mexico, but you decide that the drug wars, and other problems make it no longer safe for you to live there.
You sell your home in Mexico, and buy a house in Austin, TX, and get a job there in Austin.
Welcome to America my fellow citizen.
Another thing that HAS to change, and the sooner the better, is language.
No more special classes for kids that don't speak English. If you can't speak English, you don't need Math, or Science, or Social Studies, you need ENGLISH CLASSES.
When these kids have learned the language, then you can worry about the rest of your education. Let's keep it simple folks, and clean up wasted spending on classes/teachers for kids who can not read/write and speak our language, but are being taught ANYTHING but ENGLISH.
I know, I'm much too simple, and it's much too effective right? LOL