January 10, 2018
It’s not just illegal immigrants from Mexico hopping over the border to give birth to anchor babies, it’s a flourishing business for Russians too. Apparently it’s a real status symbol in Russia for pregnant women to come to Miami to have their babies giving them instant American citizenship. At age 21 they can then sponsor their parents.
Obviously this is one more loophole in our immigration law that needs to be changed. The clause of the 14th Amendment that was long ago misinterpreted has people and our own government, believing that a foreigner born here is entitled to instant American citizenship. I can tell you it was not so intended.
Somehow I have not heard the issue of birthright citizenship included in the immigration discussion except by Donald Trump during the campaign, but it should be front and center right now as they are negotiating the DACA deal!
Aloha, Mikie ~just a blogger (fightin’ like a girl)
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August 16, 2010
Here’s an updated list of the developed nations that offer birthright citizenship to the babies of tourists and illegal aliens:
- The United States
Welcome to Meximerica!
These countries have ended their birthright citizenship policies:
- Australia repealed it in 2007
- New Zealand repealed it in 2006
- Ireland repealed it in 2005
- France repealed it in 1993
- India repealed it in 1987
- Malta repealed it in 1989
- United Kingdom repealed it in 1983
- Portugal repealed it in 1981
But about one-sixth of U.S. population growth each year is caused by this federal policy of bestowing the full rights of citizenship on these approximately half-million anchor babies each year.
With everyone screaming for ‘comprehensive immigration reform’ (read, amnesty and VOTES for the government ‘give-away’ champions, i.e. the Progressives in Congress of both parties) there are a lot of people, myself included who believe yah, something needs to be done. Especially considering all the people who are already here, but until the border is sealed and protected you’re just spitting into the wind.
According to Numbers USA, here are some of the bills in the House being considered right now (track them on this free Android app, Congress):
- H.R. 878 -End Chain Migration. Chain Migration refers to the endless and often-snowballing chains of foreign nationals who are allowed to immigrate because the law allows citizens and lawful permanent residents to bring in their extended, non-nuclear family members.
- H.R. 2305 -Foreign Worker Timeout. This would effectively shut down the Visa Lottery. The lottery issues 50,000 green cards per year without any regard to their humanitarian needs, what they might offer the country or their having any family connections here.
- H.R. 1868 -End Birthright Citizenship. Under the bill, only children with at least one parent who is a U.S. citizen, a legal permanent resident, or an undocumented immigrant serving in the military would be considered citizens.
- H.R. 2406 -The Clear Act. It would authorize the Federal government to reimburse states and localities for up to $400 million per year for the costs of incarcerating illegal aliens.
- H.R. 3303 -The Save Act. It is a 3-pronged approach including:
- Mandating the use of E-Verify for all public and private businesses nationwide
- Increase enforcement by increasing grants to Immigration and Customs Enforcement
- Increase border security through increased manpower, technology and funding
Here’s another thing to consider. Parkland Memorial Hospital in Dallas, Texas (made famous by President Kennedy’s 1963 assassination) provides extra pay for applicants who speak Spanish and, the University of Texas has added a Spanish language requirement for medical students as a result of complaints by illegal immigrant patients of hospital staff not speaking Spanish. These patients by the way, receive roughly $4 Million/year (and climbing) in un-reimbursed medical care.
How crazy is this? I’ll tell you, it’s plenty crazy for us to keep doing it. Amend the Constitution if need be, but this needs fixing.