A recent Rasmussen Poll shows that while 28% of questioned Arizona residents agree that children born of undocumented immigrants should get citizenship, 67% disagree with the constitutional right.
The 14th amendment was passed in 1868 including a citizenship clause that provides for citizenship for all children born in the US unless they are children of diplomats or part of foreign army invading the US. The 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.”
Several Republicans have recently called for the amendment to be reconsidered. Passage of a new constitutional amendment would require the support of two-thirds in the House and Senate, plus the approval of the legislatures of three-quarters of the 50 states. The US Supreme court affirmed the rights in the amendment when it ruled in 1989 in U.S. v. Wong Kim Ark that children born in the US to foreign parents are indeed citizens.
Most experts believe in today’s political environment a constitutional change is not likely to be accomplished.