Join this Conversation about Citizenship.


You are invited to join “Anchors Away?!” a Constitution Day event on Thursday, September 17th.  At 7:30 p.m., in Olin 301 for a lively discussion about recent controversies over citizenship.

Professors Heineman and Stein and CLAS students Nevia Gallimore, Jasmine Ramon and Dominic Scavo will be discussing the theme of birthright citizenship, with particular attention to recent controversies over so-called “anchor babies” (U.S.-born children of illegal migrants who are said to bear them in order to help ease their paths to citizenship) and “birth tourism” (relatively well-off foreigners who time “vacations” in the U.S. so they’ll have babies while here, thereby guaranteeing their children the benefits of U.S. citizenship). It’s an interesting debate, and we look forward to a lively, interactive discussion of the theme.