The Republican Party, which long took pride and credit for the 14th Amendment, is now home to an effort to end its instant citizenship for anyone born in the United States. The stated reason is to end the incentive for illegal immigrants to come here to have children. But "by proposing to revoke the citizenship of the estimated 4 million U.S.-born children of undocumented immigrants — and, presumably, the children's children and so on down the line — Republicans are calling for more than the creation of a permanent noncitizen caste," wrote the Washington Post's Harold Meyerson. "They are endeavoring to solve what is probably their most crippling long-term political dilemma: the racial diversification of the electorate. Not to put too fine a point on it, they are trying to preserve their political prospects as a white folks' party in an increasingly multicolored land."