alxnjsh > Yes it needs to be reworded as an American I have a simple position if your not born of at least one citizen ,native or naturalized, you should not be grantiong citizenship to the child. No other country ,as far as I know, lets folks come to a nation, pop out a child and bammo its a citizen unless one parent if from that nation. This would be sure the child has an American parent to count. Once can grandfather in existing children and give children born on American soil a favored immigration status when they turn eighteen cutting some red tape as a law in the second case. The original section one was to allow former slaves citizenship and it should have been worded just to cover them one time so they became Americans after that regular immigration law would have sufficed. So ,yes, I say replace Section 1 with a new amendment.