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Leave 14th Amendment alone

The idea of denying birthright citizenship to children born in the United States to illegal immigrants has support from GOP presidential candidates Tim Pawlenty and Herman Cain. Sen. Jerry Moran, R-Kan., has co-sponsored legislation that would allow a child to be a citizen at birth only if one parent were a U.S. citizen, legal resident alien or active member of the U.S. armed forces. But in a new Time magazine survey, 62 percent of respondents said the 14th Amendment should not be revised.