Birthright citizenship debate a distraction, GOP rivals say

Republican presidential candidate, Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker, speaks at the Alabama GOP summer luncheon as he tours the South, Saturday, Aug. 22, 2015, at the International Sports Hall of Fame in Talladega, Ala. (AP Photo/Butch Dill)MIAMI (AP) — The debate over a controversial proposal to end the automatic granting of citizenship to children of people in the U.S. illegally is a distraction from what the nation really needs to do to stem the tide of illegal immigration, several Republican presidential candidates said Sunday.

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