In a brilliant move -- that I wholeheartedly support and promote for the United States -- New Zealand has put an end to birthright citizenship in it's country. No longer will someone be able to just walk into their country and plop a child out in order to gain all the benefits of citizenship that New Zealand bestows on it's people. There are now requirements that at least one parent must be a citizen or legally in the country.
ARE YOU LISTENING US SENATE? NEW ZEALAND IS A HELLUVA LOT SMARTER THAN YOU DUMBASSES!
Changes to the Citizenship Act mean there are tighter rules on children acquiring citizenship at birth.
It will only happen now if at least one of their parents is a New Zealand citizen or is entitled to be in New Zealand, the Cook Islands, Tokelau or Niue indefinitely.
The changes have been brought in to recognise the value of citizenship.
Registrar-General of Births, Deaths and Marriages, Brian Clarke, says very few babies born in New Zealand will be affected by the changes.
The Department of Internal Affairs says the changes have been brought in to ensure the benefits of citizenship only go to those with a genuine and ongoing link to the country.
As it stands now America doesn't value it's citizenship one iota and routinely allows illegal aliens and people on tourist visas to come into this country with the sole purpose of having a child here, so that they may stay and gain from their child's new status.
This needs to end in the United States and it needs to end today!
Tipped by: The Galvin Opinion