The immigration system should have been fixed, including the elimination of birthright citizenship via constitutional amendment during the administration of George W. Bush when the GOP had the House, the Senate and the executive branch. Unfortunately Bush was a globalist who pushed amnesty, not real border control. When he coulnt Get his amnesty plan through Congress he simply loosened enforcement at the border and ignored the situation.
Today we have a fighting President with the passion to protect the border but with a Congess and bureaucracy determined to keep the border open. If Trump cant get the laws rewritten in the next two years the opportunity to control immigration will be lost. Executive orders can be erased by future presidents with the stroke of a pen. Legislation is harder to repeal (Obamacare is a shining example) and Constitutional amendments are virtually impossible to erase.
Unfortunately a citizenship Constitutional amendment would not get the votes in Congress today much less be passed by enough states. If the GOP fails to retain both houses of Congress, immigration legislation and funding for the wall will be off the table forever.
That’s the rub, we don’t need a constitutional amendment, the language of the 14th is clear - it does not apply to children of non-citizens because they are not subject to our jurisdiction/laws simply due to the fact that they are not here legally.
We don’t need a constitutional amendment about Birthright citizenship. The 14th Amendment already addresses it. It just needs to be interpreted correctly. This one has to go to the Supreme Court.