Law of the Soil

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Law of the Soil

A citizenship law stating that all or nearly all persons born in the physical jurisdiction of a state are citizens of that state. That is, under the law of the soil, the citizenship of one's parents is irrelevant. What matters is where one is born. The United States is a major example of a country abiding by law of the soil. Some countries also follow the law of blood in addition to the law of the soil.
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"In Europe, 8 countries (Belgium, Finland, France, Greece, Italy, Netherlands, Spain and the United Kingdom) have strong jus soli dispositions, where children born from foreign parents can acquire nationality quite easily (for example, in France, with a 5 years residency condition)," wrote Charline Becker of the Hungarian Helsinki Committee, a human rights organization.
Constitution, which grants citizenship on the jus soli basis, is driving birth tourism to the U.S.
Unlike its jus soli and jus sanguinis predecessors, jus algoritmi is not a category that confers membership within an imagined national body politic.
It was already a violation of the principle of jus soli at that time, creating a legal distinction between children born in France, but it was a government from the "right" side of the political spectrum.
Thus, Cheney-Lippold claims, the target becomes what he calls jus algoritmi, which, unlike jus soli and jus sanguinis, is not ordained and stable.
(35) In jus sanguinis systems, as Ayelet Shachar notes, "the offspring of an emigrant parent gains automatic citizenship in the parent's country of origin, even where the family has severed all effective ties to the society that they have left behind." (36) Jus soli can also result in citizenship without real connection.
acquired a jus soli or birthright citizenship under the terms of the Citizenship Clause of the Fourteenth Amendment (U.S.
The first, jus soli, assigns citizenship based on physical presence, usually at the time of birth.
Jus soli (law of soil) refers to citizenship granted by virtue of being born on the territory of a state.
principle of jus soli (42), or citizenship by birth, whereby a person
The doctrine of jus soli was not contemplated by the Congress and is inconsistent with the record of debates preceding the passage of the 14th Amendment's citizenship clause.