Thank you for contacting me regarding H.R. 140, the Birthright Citizenship Act of 2011. I welcome your thoughts and comments on this issue.
On January 5, 2011, Representative Steve King (R-IA) introduced this legislation which would amend the Immigration and Nationality Act to consider a person born in the United States ?subject to the jurisdiction? of the United States for citizenship at birth if the person is born in the United States with at least one parent who is: (1) a U.S. citizen or national; (2) a lawful permanent resident alien whose residence is in the United States; or (3) an alien performing active service in the U.S. Armed Forces.
The Birthright Citizenship Act has been referred to the House Subcommittee on Immigration Policy and Enforcement. Should this or similar legislation be considered by the Senate, you may be certain I will keep your views in mind.
I appreciate hearing from you, and I hope that you will not hesitate to contact me on any issue that is important to you.
Kay Bailey Hutchison
United States Senator
284 Russell Senate Office Building
Washington, DC 20510
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