14th Amendment (see Wiki)
"Section 1. All persons born or naturalized in the United States, and subject to the jurisdiction thereof, are citizens of the United States and of the State wherein they reside. No State shall make or enforce any law which shall..
I am myself a Naturalized American Citizen since 1968. No matter what was done by my parents on my behalf or by myself to become a US Citizen, NOTHING was sufficient to meet the criteria of jurisdiction until:
You must have seen people take that OATH & celebrate right thereafter. At that point in time both of the conjunctive parameters were met.
It was't until late in the next year that I became a US Marine. No matter all the work that was done to be..
What's interesting is that my kids did NOT have to take an OATH to be a US Citizen; they were born to my wife (a US Citizen by birth) and me in the US. The OATH I had already taken * passed * to my children.
IT WAS NOT UNTIL AFTER I TOOK A DULY AUTHORIZED OATH that I met that second condition specified in the US Constitution.
OK, the State can NOT modify any privilege; but isn't the word "immunities" interesting?
Thus, the State CAN NOT make or enforce ANY LAW that modifies the US FEDERAL LAW that defines Citizenship privileges, protections and/or exemptions.
"State Citizenship" (if any)? Irrelevant; besides, have you ever taken a "State Oath"? Unheard of.
AS SUCH States are prohibited from making contrarian laws.
IMO, the US recognizes a GREAT NEED to improve IMMIGRATION laws..
Americans & people who take the Oath to be a Citizen are blessed & have a sacred obligation to teach their children American principles and values.
God is watching.