[Ads-l] QOTY candidate

Andy Bach afbach at GMAIL.COM
Thu Nov 8 18:34:48 EST 2018

> Donald J. Trump, Oct. 29, 2018, telling the truth

Well, sort of ... not.
At least 30 countries subscribe to the principle of *jus soli*, wherein a
person’s citizenship is based on the territory of his or her birth. Simply
put, birthright citizenship. Jus soli is law in Canada, the United States
and nearly every country in South and Central America.

“In Europe, 8 countries (Belgium, Finland, France, Greece, Italy,
Netherlands, Spain and the United Kingdom) have strong jus soli
dispositions, where children born from foreign parents can acquire
nationality quite easily (for example, in France, with a 5 years residency
condition)," wrote Charline Becker
of the Hungarian Helsinki Committee, a human rights organization. “And
seventeen states have safeguards allowing otherwise stateless children to
acquire the nationality when they are born in the territory.”

On Mon, Nov 5, 2018 at 7:39 PM Laurence Horn <laurence.horn at yale.edu> wrote:

> "We’re the only country in the world where a person comes in and has a
> baby, and the baby is essentially a citizen of the United States.”
> —Donald J. Trump, Oct. 29, 2018, telling the truth
> ------------------------------------------------------------
> The American Dialect Society - http://www.americandialect.org



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