Top Republicans are pointing to an impassioned 1993 speech by then-Nevada Sen. Harry Reid, in which the future Democratic Senate majority leader argued that “no sane country” would award citizenship to children of illegal immigrants born on its soil and promoted his own legislation to end the practice here. President Trump ignited a national debate on the topic this week when, speaking to “Axios on HBO,” he announced his intention to use an executive order to end birthright citizenship, which he called “ridiculous.” In his speech, Reid concurred, although he advocated passing a law to enact the change — one that would grant citizenship only to the children of mothers in the U.S. legally. “If making it easy to be an illegal alien isn’t enough, how about offering a reward for being an illegal immigrant? No sane country would do that, right?” Reid said. “Guess again. If you break our laws by entering this country without permission and give birth to a child, we reward that child with U.S. citizenship and guarantee a full access to all public and social services this society provides. And that’s a lot o
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