A 95-Year-Old WWII Veteran Discovers He's Not a U.S. Citizen (Video)
Home Post's Daily Report yesterday featured an article about troubles with military recruitment that might develop from a change in the 14th Amendment. The 14th Amendment guarantees citizenship to anyone born in the United States, even if his or her parents aren't citizens. According to the Arizona Republic, there's push among many conservatives to abolish the 14th Amendment to stem the tide of illegal immigration. But some veterans like retired Army Reserves Lt. Col. Margaret Stock are worried this could lead to recruitment problems.
In a twist of irony on this whole controversy, KOMO-TV has discovered the story of a 95-year-old Washington man who fought in the United States Navy during World War II - and recently discovered he's an illegal immigrant. Leeland Davidson's parents were born in the United States, but he was born in Canada. He can't prove his parents were American, though, because they were born before fastidious record keeping began, and he doesn't have their birth certificates. KOMO-TV has more on Davidson's unusual plight: