Children have no say in where their parents take them. If they ended up here, think of themselves as Americans and work hard to be contributing members of our society, then why is there no any question about the status of their citizenship? This is the very ideal of American rugged individualism. You pull yourself up by your boot straps, work hard, and be the greatest you that you can be. We should be rewarding hard work and perseverance, not punishing it based on circumstance of birth.