In this video on cnn.com a woman tells of how she used her tourist Visa to come to America to have her baby in Texas. She admits to hiding her pregnancy and hopes that in the future the child will help her to immigrate to the US. The hospital in which she had her baby has recorded that 70% of the children born in that hospital are from undocumented workers.
Here is another article where China has developed a birth tourism. They sell vacation packages to expectant mothers so they can come here and have their anchor baby.
"Section 1. All persons born or naturalized in the United States, and subject to the jurisdiction thereof, are citizens of the United States and of the State wherein they reside. No State shall make or enforce any law which shall abridge the privileges or immunities of citizens of the United States; nor shall any State deprive any person of life, liberty, or property, without due process of law; nor deny to any person within its jurisdiction the equal protection of the laws."
I still think an amendment isn't necessary. The "AND" in "and subject to the jurisdiction thereof" (as opposed to an "or") I think allows one to make a pretty compelling argument that someone who is here illegally, is therefor not subject to the jurisdiction of the US... or they'd be gone, and therefore their kids ain't citizens.
Someone with some money and some good lawyers needs to make a federal case out of it.
...or congress needs to pass a law, which of course will be challenged, and that needs to go to the SCOTUS. I think anyone with a half-a-brain can figure out that the goal of the 14th was not to allow anchor babies, but merely to insure that our citizenry all became full and legal citizens automatically.
My problem with illegals stems from the fact that they come here and get on all the welfare programs, as long as we have handouts we should not allow stuff like birthright. If we where to get rid of the programs then I would be taking a similar position as Lift.