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  • Paper: Historical roots of birthright citizenship traced to demand for workers

    Photo of University of Illinois professor Michael LeRoy

    Birthright citizenship has served pragmatic economic purposes by giving the U.S. a competitive labor advantage, said Michael LeRoy, a professor of labor and employment relations at Illinois.

    Photo by L. Brian Stauffer


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  • Editor’s note: To contact Michael LeRoy, call 217-244-4092; email