Our Government Holding Back on H. R. 1868
WHATS IN THE BILL
Update July 16, 2014: Why we need a strong Birthright Citizenship Law!
A new bill introduced on May 26, 2009, deals with the increasing problem of "anchor babies" and illegal immigration. I will be following this bill to its conclusion. In fact, everyone should be concerned with the bill. If passed, it will correct an egregious blunder in our immigration laws. Do we need a bill like this—definitely! The bill removes a key incentive for those who defiantly enter our country illegally each day. The innocent pawn in this illegal scheme is the “anchor baby,” which, has a far-reaching and devastating impact on the financial and economical security of the United States.
HR 1868 represents “The Birthright Citizenship Act of 2009.” In essence, it will abolish birthright citizenship for children (anchor babies) born in the United States to illegal aliens. It will establish that the 14th Amendment award citizenship only if one of the parents is---a U S citizen or national---a lawful permanent resident alien in the United States---or an alien on active duty in the U S Armed Forces.
The present U S guidelines provide an incentive, which entices the illegal entry of women into the United States. Once their “anchor baby” is born within U S borders, he or she becomes a U S citizen. The “anchor baby,” also becomes eligible for all assistance programs’ including Social Security and it does not stop there. Not only do they remain here, they bring additional relatives in causing an even greater impact on U S taxpayers. This illegal behavior has resulted in approximately 300,000 additional citizens per year.
In my opinion, the bill still allows too much leeway for citizenship abuse. Unless one or both parents are legal citizens of the United States, then a child born here should not be granted citizenship.
WHAT ACTION IS NEEDED
YOU---Ask your Congressional Representative to support HR 1868. Send them an email, letter or fax by visiting this link…
Conservative commentator Michelle Malkin — herself born in the United States to alien parents who were legally, temporarily in the U.S. at the time — has asserted that "the custom of granting automatic citizenship at birth to children of tourists and temporary workers such as [Yaser Esam Hamdi], and to countless 'anchor babies' delivered by illegal aliens on American soil, undermines the integrity of citizenship—not to mention national security".~~~*Source WikipediA
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