Equal Opportunity Campaign--ABOLISH THE NATURAL-BORN CITIZEN CLAUSE
Dear Members of Congress, United States:
We, the undersigned, demand that current representatives of the United States Congress repeal the natural born-citizen clause (US Constitution: Article II, Section 1, Clause 5). An amendment to the Constitution repealing the natural-born citizenship clause would allow qualified naturalized immigrants to run for President.
Why is this important?
1. All citizens should have the guaranteed right to equal protection by law.
2. Repealing the natural-born citizen requirement would end the 'Birther Movement'.
3.The US is a nation built by immigrants.
4.Loyalty should be established by criteria such as citizenship and residency, not by birth, which is discriminatory.
5.Martin Van Buren was the first President born an American Citizen. He spoke English as a second-language and his first language was Dutch.
6.The current concepts of patriotism and citizenship are outdated and discriminatory.
7.An immigrant President would be in the unique position to lead the US's economic growth in a multicultural market/context.
8. 'Who's American in America?' This campaign envisions a world where every citizen has the right to representation, freedom, and equality under the law.
9.There are ±45 million immigrants in the US (2021). ±20% US population. ±20 million naturalized, ±12 million permanent-residents, ±2 million temporary residents, ±11 million undocumented-immigrants)— all citizens should have the guaranteed right to equal protection by law.
10. Immigrants do not want welfare/aid, but dignified wages, work, and equal opportunity. Ruth, the Biblical Figure, was an 'undocumented-immigrant' and the ancestress of Jesus Christ.