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March 17, 2016 10:40 AM UTC

Woods joins Trump and Coffman in opposing citizenship for undocumented immigrants born in the U.S.

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  • by: Jason Salzman

(Promoted by Colorado Pols)

Donald Trump, Sen. Laura Woods.
Donald Trump, Sen. Laura Woods.

Woods, who has said Trump is her second favorite presidential candidate, “liked” a Facebok post, sponsored by Numbers USA, which read:

LIKE if you agree with Trump. Illegal aliens should not be awarded birthright citizenship!

A graphic shows a photo of Trump with the text, “End Birthright Citizenship.”

Trump’s immigration platform also calls for the rounding up and deportation of  America’s estimated 11 million undocumented immigrants to their country of origin. From there, they’d be free to apply to become U.S. citizens.

Woods’ office did not immediately return a call for comment on whether she agrees with Trump’s immigration policy in its entirety–or whether she’d want to rescind citizenship from millions of immigratns who’ve become U.S. citizens under America’s birthright-citizenship law.

Most other Colorado politicians have been silent on birthright citizenship, but as recently as 2013, Rep. Mike Coffman confirmed his opposition to the policy, in an interview with The Denver Post, saying “sure” he’d like to abolish birthright citizenship.

Both Woods and Coffman represent swing districts where anti-immigration positions could turn off immigrant voters. About 20 percent of Coffman’s district is Latino.

Woods won her Westminster seat by about 650 votes in 2014, while Coffman has been seen as vulnerable since his district was re-drawn after the 2010 census. Coffman narrowly defeated a Democrat in 2012 and won by a larger margin in 2014.

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2 thoughts on “Woods joins Trump and Coffman in opposing citizenship for undocumented immigrants born in the U.S.

  1. As is often the case, there is more to this topic than meets the eye. The focus is always on immigrants from Mexico, but that's not the entire picture. Wealthy and pregnant women are coming from China to give birth in the USA. Those children automatically become US citizens and then the new mom & baby leave the country. Seems to be some sort of future "insurance policy" in case things turn sour in China.

    Also worth noting that a large number of "illegals" now coming into the country are those who overstay visas, because they are not tracked. "Closing the border" with Mexico is actually old news.

    1. There have been lots of stories about the Chinese anchor baby thing. I find the prospect of a certain number of affluent, highly educated Chinese anchor babies possibly returning to America to take up a life here as American citizens singularly unalarming.

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