The Daily Northwestern

Letter to the Editor: Shirola misses the mark on the 14th amendment

February 29, 2020

On February 24, Wesley Shirola wrote a groundless opinion piece criticizing the 14th amendment — the amendment that allowed slaves, my ancestors, to become naturalized citizens, and now, all individuals born on American soil. ...

Shirola: It’s time to end birthright citizenship

Wesley Shirola, Assistant Opinion Editor

February 25, 2020

In the final years of the Civil War and the subsequent Reconstruction Era, a debate was raging in Congress in regard to the rights of former slaves newly freed by the 1863 Emancipation Proclamation. The adoption of the 13th Amendment,...