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Senator David Vitter's (R-LA) amendment to the Justice for Victims of Trafficking Act of 2015 seeks to limit U.S. citizenship only to the children of citizens, legal residents and immigrants serving in the military. This is a significant change to the Constitution's 14th Amendment, which guarantees citizenship to those born in U.S. territory.

Senator David Vitter's (R-LA) amendment to the Justice for Victims of Trafficking Act of 2015 seeks to limit U.S. citizenship only to the children of citizens, legal residents and immigrants serving in the military. This is a significant change to the Constitution's 14th Amendment, which guarantees citizenship to those born in U.S. territory.

Caribbean countries face a variety of serious economic challenges, which act as major impediments to their growth and development. The continued reliance on one major export product with associated vulnerability to economic shocks, as well as natural disasters places, place many in this region in a precarious position.

Sitting in the birth place of America’s greatest immigrant and hearing the madness being spewed by Republicans in the United States House of Congress in Washington, D.C., makes me wonder how Alexander Hamilton would have been treated today if he was living as an immigrant in America.

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