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Comment: On the contrary, the Constitution DOES recognize it.

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On the contrary, the Constitution DOES recognize it.

Though it doesn't do so as explicitly as some others.

Congress was not given the power to restrict immigration.

They were given the power "to establish an uniform rule of naturalization."

This means they had the power to create ONE set of rules for ANYONE to become a Citizen, regardless of what State they did it in.

Otherwise, without this power, you might have one set of rules in Texas and a different set in New York, and on top of that, you might have different rules based on your country of origin or some other factor.

Congress was given the power essentially to make it EASIER to immigrate and naturalize by setting up a single standard for doing so.