The 14th Amendment begins: "All persons born or naturalized in the United States, and subject to the jurisdiction thereof, are citizens of the United States and of the State wherein they reside. No State shall make or enforce any law which shall abridge the privileges or immunities of citizens of the United States; nor shall any State deprive any person of life, liberty, or property, without due process of law; nor deny to any person within its jurisdiction the equal protection of the laws."
Liberals contend that this means you cannot strip citizenship from Anchor Babies, whose mothers are illegal aliens.
Actually you can. American Indians were not considered citizens even though they were born in the United States. Why? The words "and subject to the jurisdiction thereof" qualify the statement. Clearly the amendment meant former slaves were citizens but not Indians. We can debate the unfairness of that call, but that iss what the Constitution says.