Wednesday, November 16, 2005

Rescind Birthright Citizenship Now

Birthright citizenship is the concept whereby anyone born in the USA is automatically a citizen. It matters not whether one was born into a family who had been here for hundreds of years or one who was born 5 minutes after the mother crossed illegally into the country. They are both automatically US citizens.

The birthright concept derives from the 14th Amendment to the Constitution. Section 1 reads in part, "All persons born or naturalized in the United States, and subject to the jurisdiction thereof, are citizens of the United States and of the State wherein they reside." This was written into the Constitution after the Civil War only as a means to give black slaves citizenship which they had not had before.

Since then, the concept has been expanded to include that mother-to-be crossing the border.

It is time to end it.

Birthright citizenship has been abused to the extreme. Illegals coming into the country are well aware of birthright citizenship. One sure way to get a permanent foothold into the US is to bear a child in the US. These illegals, who otherwise have no allegiance to the US, have had no time or inclination to contribute to the country, give birth to what are known as "anchor babies". These babies, in effect, anchor the family to the US for good. About 500,000 anchor babies are born each year to illegals in the US. It adds up.

An anchor baby, as a US citizen now, is entitled to all health care & food stamps & other social service funding that any other "American" is entitled to. And that extends to the babies illegal parents, naturally. There is none to zero chance that the illegal parents will be deported since their child is a US citizen. And don't you know the illegals know it. The birthrate for illegals in the US is astounding. When the child reaches age 21 it can, as a US citizen, sponsor the parents & siblings for permanent, legal residency which leads to citizenship for them. These relatives, in turn, can now sponsor aunty or uncle or cousin or granny, who in turn sponsor their own relatives. This is called "chain immigration" & it is a backdoor way to bring in their whole country, primarily Mexico, to the US.

If you read the 14th Amendment it states that a person born in the country, and subject to the jurisdiction thereof, is a citizen. The illegal parents are not subject to the jurisdiction of the US or its states. They are foreign nationals under allegiance to & subject to the laws of their own country. The 14th does not apply to them.

It should be noted that it is not just illegals who latch onto this birthright scheme. Tourists seem to vacation in the US in the 9th month of their pregnancy. They are not fools. They know how to play the game & get the gift of citizenship. What is astounding is that, through treaties, diplomats, etc of foreign countries do not have the privilege of birthright citizenship. If a French diplomat's wife gives birth in Kansas - that child holds no claim to automatic citizenship. Go figure.

Rescinding birthright citizenship will help stem the attraction for illegals to come to the US purely for this bonus. Taxpayer dollars & services will not then go to those who do not deserve them. Other countries have rescinded birthright citizen. The US should follow.

There are 2 bills in Congress addressing this birthright issue. One calls for a Constitutional Amendment - this will never happen. The other would amend the Immigration & Nationality Act to deny birthright citizenship to those who parents are not US citizens. This makes sense & is the easier to do. But Congress in its glorious gutless & politically correct manner will probably not pass the bill. They couldn't stand up to the screams of racism & threats that will surely follow by the immigration crowd. God help America.


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11/20/2005 7:55 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I'm staunchly conservative, but I think only children of LEGAL IMMIGRANTS should be granted citizenship.

4/24/2011 3:30 PM  

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