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Doesn't matter. All those folks are long dead by now.

The extreme case of retroactive repeal of birthright citizenship, would result in citizenship only being hereditary. If the first Telegraph to arrive in the US was never naturalized, all the Telegraphs since would be illegal aliens and subject to being deported, in spite of being born here.

I would most likely be deported to Quebec, but the Quebec side immigrated after the Immigration Act, and became naturalized before my father was born, making him a citizen by birth, so I have a better claim on citizenship than many. I don't speak French anyway, but I would compromise and let myself be deported to Ontario, some 30 miles from where I sit at the moment.

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