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Labrador Balks On 14th Amendment

GOP congressional nominee Raul Labrador (pictured) is "not taking a position" on whether the U.S. Constitution should no longer grant native-born children of illegal immigrants citizenship, his campaign said Thursday morning. Wednesday's blog said Labrador's position was "unknown." "Raul is not in favor of repealing the 14th amendment but feels there are other options to look at within it for refinement," said campaign spokesman Phil Hardy in an e-mail this morning. "Therefore the not taking a position." Democratic Rep. Walt Minnick said he opposed ending citizenship rights for the native born, which are guaranteed by the 14th Amendment. It was the only question on the 12-item survey on which the two candidates disagreed. Both were rated by the group as "true reformers"/Dan Popkey, Idaho Statesman. More here.

Question: Do you support the 14th amendment, which gives citizenship rights to native born people?

D.F. Oliveria
D.F. (Dave) Oliveria joined The Spokesman-Review in 1984. He currently is a columnist and compiles the Huckleberries Online blog and writes about North Idaho in his Huckleberries column.

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