That makes perfect sense. They were born here but subject to another nation’s jurisdiction. Thus, they weren’t given citizenship. They were not the equivalent of the stateless slaves under the complete jurisdiction of the U.S.
So if Mexico applies for a writ of habeas corpus to free Kate Steinle's killer based on lack of jurisdiction, you're fine with that?
You think Mexico's attempts to do this in the Texas death penalty cases were correct, and the killers were wrongly executed?
If getting a lethal dose of pentobarbital by order of a US court is not being subject to US jurisdiction, I don't know what is.
To be more specific, the United States deals with native Indians through treaties, which is how we deal with other foreign nations according to the Constitution.