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Anchor Babies: When Does Enough Become Enough?
Anchor Babies and Their Cost To The USA
14th Amendment and Illegals
There is a move underfoot to retool or alter the 14th Amendment of the U.S. Constitution. The reason for this is due to "Anchor Babies." An anchor baby is when a mother comes to this country (illegally), nearly in labor, and goes to the nearest U.S. hospital to have her baby. It has happened so much until it has opened up a cottage industry. People from around the world contact businesses who set up the mother to have her baby in the USA. So, why is this happening? It's simple. Once a baby is born in the USA they are "covered " by the 14th Amendment. Once that happens, that baby is entitled to all the social programs that are drawing illegals from south of our border like a magnet. Jobs are a major attraction, of course. But, if the pro(re)gressives would be honest, they would acknowledge the social programs are the reason we are experiencing a tremendous surge in anchor babies. The economy is also a factor in this uptick of anchor babies, I admit. But, to put it simply, we can't take care of the world. Hell, we can't even take care of ourselves right now.
House Minority Leader John Boehner stated he is open to changing the 14th Amendment or, at the very least, change the way it is interpreted. Right now, everyone seems to think anyone born in this country is automatically a U.S. citizen. But, are they? Is that what the original intent of this amendment was intended to be? The 14th Amendment states, "All persons born or naturalized...are citizens of the United States and the state wherein they reside." Now, admittedly, that sounds rather cut and dry. There are no ifs, ands or buts there. But, consider this from www.14thamendment.us..."The United States did not limit immigration in 1868 when the Fourteenth Amendment was ratified. Thus there were, by definition, no illegal immigrants and the issue of citizenship for children of those here in violation of the law was nonexistent. Granting of automatic citizenship to children of illegal alien mothers is a recent and totally inadvertent and unforeseen result of the amendment and the Reconstructionist period in which it was ratified. " That is rather cut and dry also. There were NO limits on immigration in 1868 when the 14th amendment was passed! No one even considered the possible ramifications at the time with anchor babies. But, reality is, we have a problem that the 14th Amendment unintentionally is causing right now.
Amendments have been added in the past to correct wrongs. Women not being allowed to vote until the 19th Amendment was passed comes to mind. We have a problem with the 14th amendment right now. We have people south of the border taking advantage of it with anchor babies who are sucking us dry in social programs. In the state of Texas alone, 60,000 anchor babies are born there each and every year. This has to stop. No ifs, ands or buts about that either. Anchor babies, along with illegal immigration itself, has nearly bankrupt California. Now, liberals will say, we are doing this for political reasons, to energize the conservative voter. To that, I ask, do you really believe that the conservative base wasn't already energized after HCR, stimulus spending, cash for clunkers, federal spending, increased deficit, etc.,??? Some will say we are going after innocent babies in our fervor to stop "immigrants from coming here to seek a better life." Again, that is total liberal talking points BS. Illegals DO take away jobs from Americans. Their cheap wages depress American wages. Illegals are taking advantage of a loophole in our constitution. That is the reality of the situation that the left-wing won't discuss. Democrats want to politicize this debate. They always have when it comes to illegal immigration. Democrats are salivating at the chance for another voting block with the fastest growing minority group. Their intentions are transparent in that regard.
Demanding enforcement of our borders is now considered "racist ." Demanding ICE and the Border Patrol to apprehend illegals is called "breaking up families ." Demanding that we stop the anchor baby loophole of the 14th Amendment is called "politics in an election year ." Put the word "illegal" in front of any other word, except "alien," and no one blinks an eye. Put Illegal in front of "alien " or "immigrant " and the sob sisters of the left-wing come out in full force with their professional demonstrators as we saw in Phoenix, Chicago and New York City a couple of weeks ago. The leftists have always politicized this debate. But, the time to stop the anchor baby loophole is now. The Democrats will not bring it up for debate, of course. But, next year, I expect to see Republicans bring this debate up again to a more receptive Congress. If they don't, then they can expect to face the fury of the "racists " who demand the anchor baby loophole be stopped, once and for all. We simply can't take care of the destitute of Central America, South America or anywhere else any longer. How about placing the Americans, who were born here legally, first for a change, Obama? Congress? One more thing; Show me all the nations on earth that allow birthright citizenship to illegals or tourists. The answer; the United States of America.
Anchor Babies: When Does Enough Become Enough
- Anchor Babies: When Does Enough Become Enough?
There is a move underfoot to retool or alter the 14th Amendment of the U.S. Constitution. The reason for this is due to "Anchor Babies." An anchor baby is when a mother comes to this country (illegally),...