I have been following the debate on Illegal Immigrants having babies on American soil in order to gain citizenship. There is a lot to consider, and a lot of pros and cons. I believe that amending the 14th amendment will cause more trouble than it would be worth. A lot of Americans will not wish to change this.
On the other hand something has to be done to stop the influx of citizens that have broken the laws of this country for personal gains.
This brings me to the discussion I wish to start.
There are laws on the books that in fact say that if you commit a crime you cannot profit by it. It may be argued that the Illegal Immigrant will not profit by their child being born on US soil, but this should be the courts decision. They gain educations, housing, food substitutes, employment, welfare, and Illegal entry.
There is a simpler solution that I think will work and would also make more since.
If you and your wife both go to jail (or deported) your children become a ward of the state. You can also have a family member or friends take care of your children while your time is being served. The Immigrant goes back to their country and applies for legal entry.
The court can also give the parents a choice. Either your child goes to a relative/friend, is sent into foster care, or denounces the citizenship and leaves the country.
Lawyers love to find loopholes to twist the law for their own or their clients gain. Maybe they should try looking into this proposal.