Skip to comments.Arizona's Next Immigration Target: Children of Illegals
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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No they're not.
Wong Kim Ark does not apply, and was bad law anyway.
Invasion and colonization is not a civil right.
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”
The tide is turning in this country against BO’s/BS’s socialist/marxist regime.
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.
I hope so.
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.
” 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.
True, however the time taken to turn and the reason for it's turning is a bit concerning.
I’m waiting for the next immigration target to be the illegal immigrant named President Barack Obama!
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.
That's how most countries do it.
Thank God. Send them right back where they belong with mom and dad
Right On, Right ON!!!!
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.
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.
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...
Your FR posts came to mind while I was driving....
Proof + that your posts have an impact! ; )
They need to make it retro...
Go for it.
America is cheering you on.
AP. The Pravda of the US.
The other 56 states need to follow Arizonas lead and enact the same laws,which already exist.
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
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.
It’s time for a new amendment to the Constitution. Maybe more than one.
Only if the parents are legal residents or citizens, illegals do not have the right for their babies to be born as citizens.
Kinda makes me feel all warm and fuzzy...not.