Immigrants do jobs that no one else is willing to do. Especially Latinos. They work in extremely hot conditions to produce wine for Americans, they clean other people's houses because they are to lazy to do it themselves, etc. They do all the jobs that Americans are unwilling to do to support their families and get by. They are people just like the rest of us. Families will be separated if immigrants get deported and are not offered citizenship. That's pretty sad if you think of a wife that was born in the US and a husband that was born elsewhere and came in the US for a better life, met his now wife, and they have children and the husband gets deported.
There is a nearly universally supported exception to birthright citizenship: the children of diplomats and other officers of foreign governments are not US citizens even if they are born in the USA.
There is an exception to birthright citizenship already. What this question is really asking is "Should there be another?"
Absolutely. There is something immoral and un-American in punishing children for the sins of the parents. This concept that women (especially latino women) quickly become pregnant so that if they entered illegally, they can stay, is a false one. I also believe that the parent can only stay, if confronted, until the child reaches 18, then they can be deported. I doubt that has ever happened. Do you know that entering illegally the first time is only a misdomeanor, not a felony?
Minor children of illegals should be deported with their parents. Adults who were brought over here and have lived here all of their lives should have a chance at citizenship. They should have to apply like anyone else. I do not agree that it is ok for illegals to be here because they will do work no one else is willing to do. If they were not here the law of supply and demand would require that those jobs pay enough to attract people. That is the way you have a minimum wage - NOT forced by the government. The borders should be sealed and STRICTLY watched. Defense of our country is the most important job of the government and whatever is necessary should be done to protect our borders.
If someone is born here then they should be granted citizenship, Yes. If the child is already born and just traveling along with parents that is a more complicated issue.