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The Law is Root of Immigration Debate

May 08, 1994

Regarding the debate over children born to immigrants, as a former Russian lawyer, I suggest a curious comparison.

If a child is born to Russian parents in America, he is a citizen of the United States. This is American law.

If a child is born to American parents in Russia, he is not a citizen of Russia. Why? Because according to American law, he is still a citizen of the United States. This is Russian law.

Isn't it a reason why a lot of Russians live in the United States, and no Americans in Russia?

VLADAMIR BOGORAD Van Nuys

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