We were taught growing up that it was a right/privilege for being born in this country called The United States of America. So, as I used to believe, and most to this day believe, it means that yes; I am from here, ancestors are from here, God bless the USA. But, in law this is not what it means.
I discovered a case about 5 and half years ago from the federal court that opened my eyes to a completely different thought process. This case is Jones v Temmer 829 F. Supp. 1226.
In this case Leroy Jones and other Plaintiffs, in the United States District Court of Colorado. The Plaintiffs allege violations of the Fourteenth Amendment.
We were taught growing up that the Fourteenth Amendment gave us protection of our rights. Well, Rights can not be protected by a piece of paper, and they are unalienable, or can not be liened. But, you can give them up. The Bible says, "For my people are destroyed for lack of knowledge"