A native or citizen of the United States
On June 4th, Democrat Senator and Senate Majority Leader, Harry Reid said the following in a floor statement:
"This week, we will vote on cloture and final passage of a comprehensive bill that will strengthen border security, bring the 12 million undocumented Americans out of the shadows, and keep our economy strong." (emphasis mine)
The inept demagoguery and jaw-dropping stupidity of this statement hardly needs comment. Let me just point out two things:
1) The Democrat party was actually proud of this speech and posted a transcript on their website for several days--until they realized some of their constituency actually didn't appreciate illegal aliens being referred to as "Americans."
2) This is the vision of the Democrat party: to so redefine citizenship to this country that the only meaningful criterion will be residence on its soil.
One is left with a single burning question from this realization--why? The answer, though horrifying in the implications of their cynicism and willingness to barter the future of their country for short-term political advantage, is nevertheless easy to arrive at: more Democrat voters.