The 14th Amendment to the United States Constitution, Section 1 Passed by Congress June 13, 1866. Ratified July 9, 1868 states that,
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 abridge the privileges or immunities of citizens of the United States; nor shall any State deprive any person of life, liberty, or property, without due process of law; nor deny to any person within its jurisdiction the equal protection of the laws.
This confirms the citizenship of everyone born in the united states; it guarantees the natural and inalienable rights to all citizens, and it also guarantees a constitutional protection for these rights. The 14th Amendment stated the perfect legal equality of all persons regardless of race, color or economic and social conditions. However, opponents argue that it is not clear in the 14th Amendment that U.S born children of illegal immigrants should be automatically citizens. They also question if “the equal protection of the laws” should extend to non-citizens.