Since the 14th Amendment to the Constitution of the United States of America was passed, simply being born in the U.S. makes you a citizen by default. But for some reason or another, a slice of the American population seems to think this is not the case. Most recently, billionaire @$$hat Donald Trump has declared that he believes that interpretation of the 14th Amendment is wrong and he seems to have some obnoxiously loud supporters. The fact is that Trump, and those who agree with him, are dead wrong on this issue. The Supreme Court of the United States (SCOTUS) is the sole entity tasked with interpreting our Constitution. Therefore, the Constitution means what SCOTUS decides it means. This is a built-in feature of our government (like the amendment process itself) to prevent the constitution from becoming stale and irrelevant in a changing world. SCOTUS has upheld birthright citizenship every single time that interpretation has been challenged in the court, thus, birthright citizenship is constitutional. The amendment states "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." The claim is that people who are in the country illegally are not "subject to the jurisdiction" of the U.S. because they have no political allegiance to our government. I am not a legal or constitutional scholar, but I've never heard of jurisdiction being defined as political allegiance before this iteration of xenophobia reached our media. Of course, they're within our jurisdiction to police, otherwise aren't we just kidnapping foreign nationals? For a country built by immigrants, it's hard to imagine any other path to citizenship besides going through the naturalization process to obtain citizenship. What did I ever do to deserve citizenship in the USA besides being born here? On the flip side, many other countries do not have birthright citizenship. If I fathered a child with my girlfriend while on vacation in Germany, it would not be a German citizen. I'm curious what the rest of you think about this issue, particularly those with any kind of legal/constitutional background, or members outside of the United States. I welcome your opinions (even if they fly in the face of mine). I'm genuinely interested to explore reasonable viewpoints.