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Arizona's Next Immigration Target: Children of Illegals
news.yahoo.com ^ | June 11, 2010 | ADAM KLAWONN

Posted on 06/11/2010 4:54:23 PM PDT by Free ThinkerNY

"Anchor babies" isn't a very endearing term, but in Arizona those are the words being used to tag children born in the U.S. to illegal immigrants. While not new, the term is increasingly part of the local vernacular because the primary authors of the nation's toughest and most controversial immigration law are targeting these tots - the legal weights that anchor many undocumented aliens in the U.S. - for their next move.

Buoyed by recent public opinion polls suggesting they're on the right track with illegal immigration, Arizona Republicans will likely introduce legislation this fall that would deny birth certificates to children born in Arizona - and thus American citizens according to the U.S. Constitution - to parents who are not legal U.S. citizens. The law largely is the brainchild of state Sen. Russell Pearce, a Republican whose suburban district, Mesa, is considered the conservative bastion of the Phoenix political scene. He is a leading architect of the Arizona law that sparked outrage throughout the country: Senate Bill 1070, which allows law enforcement officers to ask about someone's immigration status during a traffic stop, detainment or arrest if reasonable suspicion exists - things like poor English skills, acting nervous or avoiding eye contact during a traffic stop. (See the battle for Arizona: will a border crackdown work?)

But the likely new bill is for the kids. While SB 1070 essentially requires of-age migrants to have the proper citizenship paperwork, the potential "anchor baby" bill blocks the next generation from ever being able to obtain it. The idea is to make the citizenship process so difficult that illegal immigrants pull up the "anchor" and leave.

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TOPICS: Foreign Affairs; Government; Mexico; News/Current Events; US: Arizona
KEYWORDS: aliens; anchor; babies; illegalaliens

1 posted on 06/11/2010 4:54:23 PM PDT by Free ThinkerNY
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To: Free ThinkerNY
and thus American citizens according to the U.S. Constitution

No they're not.

Wong Kim Ark does not apply, and was bad law anyway.

Invasion and colonization is not a civil right.

2 posted on 06/11/2010 4:58:02 PM PDT by Regulator (Watch Out!! The Americans are On the March!! America Forever, Mexico Never!)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

Hospitals in Arizona have been promoting “anchor baby” tourism by advertising birth packages in Mexico. Want to get your pata in the door? Have your baby on American soil. Here’s the story. “Tucson Medical Center ‘birth package’ raises questions”
http://wincoast.com/forum/archive/index.php/t-90605.html


3 posted on 06/11/2010 4:58:35 PM PDT by La Lydia
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To: Free ThinkerNY

Outstanding!


4 posted on 06/11/2010 4:59:19 PM PDT by whence911 (Here illegally? Go home. Get in line!)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

The tide is turning in this country against BO’s/BS’s socialist/marxist regime.


5 posted on 06/11/2010 4:59:49 PM PDT by Man50D (Fair Tax, you earn it, you keep it! www.FairTaxNation.com)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

If the parents are illegal then why not say that any children they produce, regardless of where they poop them out at, are citizens of the country that the parents originated from. Not the country that the kid was born in?

Makes total sense to say that the children are citizens of the country their parents came from. Without the parents they can’t live on their own and are the responsibility of the parents until they reach adulthood. So therefore they are citizens of the country their parents are from.


6 posted on 06/11/2010 5:01:11 PM PDT by RickB444 (beat your sword into a plow and you'll wind up plowing the fields of someone who kept their sword.)
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To: Man50D

I hope so.


7 posted on 06/11/2010 5:02:29 PM PDT by freekitty (Give me back my conservative vote; then find me a real conservative to vote for)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

Let AZ and TX duke it out for the capital location of freedom while the rest of the country gives up it’s freedoms willingly.


8 posted on 06/11/2010 5:02:39 PM PDT by EGPWS (Trust in God, question everyone else)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

” and thus American citizens according to the U.S. Constitution “

No, they’re not. The drafter of the 14th Am. was clear it did not apply to children of non-nationals born on U.S. soil.

The only reason nobody is taking this to court is they are scared that the Supreme Court will simply rewrite the Constitution, like they rewrote it on abortion.


9 posted on 06/11/2010 5:03:40 PM PDT by kaehurowing
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To: Man50D
The tide is turning in this country against BO’s/BS’s socialist/marxist regime.

True, however the time taken to turn and the reason for it's turning is a bit concerning.

10 posted on 06/11/2010 5:04:20 PM PDT by EGPWS (Trust in God, question everyone else)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

I’m waiting for the next immigration target to be the illegal immigrant named President Barack Obama!


11 posted on 06/11/2010 5:04:50 PM PDT by johnthebaptistmoore (If leftist legislation that's already in place really can't be ended by non-leftists, then what?)
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To: Free ThinkerNY
"Targeting the tots". Nice.

At least we're not targeting them while they are still in the womb the way the DemonRATS do. Unlike the DemocRATS, we don't want to kill them. We just want them to go home. We can't afford them anymore. Arizona is broke.

12 posted on 06/11/2010 5:05:04 PM PDT by FlingWingFlyer ("Bush made me do it!" - Barack Hussein Obama)
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To: RickB444
Makes total sense to say that the children are citizens of the country their parents came from.

That's how most countries do it.

13 posted on 06/11/2010 5:05:22 PM PDT by Tamar1973 (Freedom of the Press?! I need Freedom FROM THE PRESS!)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

Thank God. Send them right back where they belong with mom and dad


14 posted on 06/11/2010 5:07:10 PM PDT by pissant (THE Conservative party: www.falconparty.com)
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To: EGPWS
True, however the time taken to turn and the reason for it's turning is a bit concerning

Actually it's been turning rather quickly considering the Tea party movement started only last February. We're not going to win all the political battles or elections right off the bat but the number of victories will increase as the movement gains momentum overtime.
15 posted on 06/11/2010 5:07:27 PM PDT by Man50D (Fair Tax, you earn it, you keep it! www.FairTaxNation.com)
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To: Free ThinkerNY
The idea is to make the citizenship process so difficult that illegal immigrants pull up the "anchor" and leave.

Right On, Right ON!!!!

16 posted on 06/11/2010 5:19:57 PM PDT by org.whodat
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To: Free ThinkerNY
The idea is to make the citizenship process so difficult that illegal immigrants pull up the "anchor" and leave.

No, the idea is to block illegal invaders who have refused the legal immigration process the cynical use of their own child as an adminisrative mechanism to legitimize their criminality.

17 posted on 06/11/2010 5:22:09 PM PDT by Talisker (When you find a turtle on top of a fence post, you can be damn sure it didn't get there on it's own.)
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To: RickB444
If the parents are illegal then why not say that any children they produce, regardless of where they poop them out at, are citizens of the country that the parents originated from. Not the country that the kid was born in?

That was and is English common law, the child is the off spring of his father and a citizen of his fathers home country. All of the coolies, building the rail road, and their children were sent back to china, so said the supreme court.

18 posted on 06/11/2010 5:23:11 PM PDT by org.whodat
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To: Man50D
Actually it's been turning rather quickly considering the Tea party movement started only last February. We're not going to win all the political battles or elections right off the bat but the number of victories will increase as the movement gains momentum overtime.

True, however my my statement was meant as a weighing of Obama regime movement to totalitarianism vs populous reaction of disdain for it.

Personally, I just take it as a bit slow considering the impact it is having on us as a free nation.

FWIW, I saw one of these a couple miles from the residence last weekend as a yard poster...

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Your FR posts came to mind while I was driving....

Proof + that your posts have an impact! ; )

19 posted on 06/11/2010 5:25:07 PM PDT by EGPWS (Trust in God, question everyone else)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

They need to make it retro...


20 posted on 06/11/2010 5:27:45 PM PDT by Las Vegas Ron ("Because without America, there is no free world" - Canada Free Press - MSM, where are you?)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

Bravo, Arizona.

Go for it.

America is cheering you on.


21 posted on 06/11/2010 5:32:06 PM PDT by SharpRightTurn (White, black, and red all over--America's affirmative action, metrosexual president.)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

AP. The Pravda of the US.


22 posted on 06/11/2010 5:45:54 PM PDT by wac3rd (Gulf oil spews...Obama sues.)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

The other 56 states need to follow Arizonas lead and enact the same laws,which already exist.


23 posted on 06/11/2010 5:49:28 PM PDT by HANG THE EXPENSE (Life is tough.It's tougher when you're stupid.)
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To: org.whodat

Not quite right regarding the Oriental Exclusion Act ~ the railroads were built BEFORE 1882. Try: http://www.ourdocuments.gov/doc.php?flash=old&doc=47


24 posted on 06/11/2010 6:00:27 PM PDT by muawiyah
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To: Free ThinkerNY

I think in the long run this is a great idea, Congress should have the power to restrict birthright citizenship to children of citizens and permanent residents of the US. See http://www.heritage.org/Research/Reports/2005/12/Birthright-Citizenship-and-the-Constitution

However there are many issues more important and less derisive in the short run. Many people who have a superficial understanding of the issues will see this in a very negative light. WE SHOULD LOOK TO OTHER ISSUES FIRST. This will be used against us in the 2010 election and if I was the opposition I would hope that this gets nationwide attention.


25 posted on 06/11/2010 7:03:19 PM PDT by Yakima (The problem with socialism is that eventually you run out of other people's money)
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To: EGPWS
Personally, I just take it as a bit slow considering the impact it is having on us as a free nation.

That certainly is one perspective but we are throwing a scare into them regardless of the point of view.

Proof + that your posts have an impact! ; )

Myself and a few million other Fair Tax supporters. The Fair Tax is another growing grassroots movement. Thanks for the information.
26 posted on 06/11/2010 7:14:55 PM PDT by Man50D (Fair Tax, you earn it, you keep it! www.FairTaxNation.com)
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To: kaehurowing

It’s time for a new amendment to the Constitution. Maybe more than one.


27 posted on 06/11/2010 8:28:17 PM PDT by cookiedough
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To: Free ThinkerNY
and thus American citizens according to the U.S. Constitution

Only if the parents are legal residents or citizens, illegals do not have the right for their babies to be born as citizens.

28 posted on 06/11/2010 8:43:47 PM PDT by calex59
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To: 1_Inch_Group; 2sheep; 2Trievers; 3AngelaD; 3pools; 3rdcanyon; 4Freedom; 4ourprogeny; 7.62 x 51mm; ..

Ping!


29 posted on 06/11/2010 10:41:27 PM PDT by HiJinx (I can see November from the rocker on my front porch...)
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To: Regulator

Ditto.


30 posted on 06/12/2010 7:38:03 AM PDT by Dante3
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To: La Lydia
How nice to see that the hospital I was born in is engaging in an abuse of the United States Constitution.

Kinda makes me feel all warm and fuzzy...not.

31 posted on 06/12/2010 8:20:17 PM PDT by Regulator (Watch Out!! The Americans are On the March!! America Forever, Mexico Never!)
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