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Republican Sen. Graham plans to alter the Amendment that gave African Americans citizenship rights

The rationale of senators calling for hearings on the 14th Amendment is supposedly a concern about illegal immigration. According to Senator Graham and other Republican leaders, undocumented workers come to the U.S. and have babies — anchor babies, they say — in order to provide a basis for enabling the parent to remain in the country legally. It’s called “drop and leave,” Senator Graham said recently, seemingly unmindful of the internal illogic of this mysterious new term.