Skip to comments.Huckabee: Don't Punish Children of Illegal Immigrants (RINO ALERT) (Huckster for DREAM Act?)
Posted on 08/23/2010 8:57:20 PM PDT by rabscuttle385
Former GOP presidential contender and potential 2012 candidate Mike Huckabee said Wednesday that he does not support a repeal of the 14th Amendment -- a part of the Constitution other Republican leaders have called into question recently because it guarantees citizenship for children born in the United States, regardless of their parents' immigration status.
Huckabee said in an interview Wednesday that he does not support a repeal, NPR reports.
While the former Arkansas governor said, "I'm not for an amnesty program," he added, "You do not punish a child for something the parent did."
Huckabee told NPR that the nation is better off giving all children opportunities to succeed as citizens, even if they were not born in the United States.
"The question is: Is [an undocumented child born outside of the U.S.] better off going to college and becoming a neurosurgeon or a banker or whatever he might become, and becoming a taxpayer, and in the process having to apply for and achieve citizenship, or should we make him pick tomatoes?" Huckabee said. "I think it's better if he goes to college and becomes a citizen."
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But it is OK to punish children of U.S. citizens who didn’t happen to be born in your state and must pay out of state tuition?
I can’t stand him.
Please leave the nations stage you charlatan!
Patooey. Every time that guy talks, I think of Elmer Gantry.
OK then you pay for it Mike!
When he was Governor, he wanted ILLEGAL KIDS to have SCHOLARSHIPS! No kidding.
He doesn’t get it. Let the ILLEGAL KIDS get in line for citizenship instead of PUNISHING LEGAL CITIZENS with THEIR bills.
SCREW THIS F****!!
Huckabee is right about TWO things: Abortion and our Tax code.
Beyond that, this broken clock makes Ron Paul’s Foreign Policy look credible.
Why is it we have so many Republicans who have 1 or 2 Great Ideas and a half dozen STUPID ides?
The whole premise of this article is dishonest.
The 14th Amendment does NOT “guarantee(s) citizenship for children born in the United States, regardless of their parents’ immigration status.”
It was not written to grant citizenship to children of parents who were not citizens.
The 14th does not need to be repealed, it needs to be enforced as it was initially intended.
Huck sucks up to the MSM, and throws conservatives under the bus.
While the former Arkansas governor said, “I’m not for an amnesty program,” he added, “You do not punish a child for something the parent did.”
It’s NOT “punishment”.
It’s having adults and KIDS respecting our laws. If the parent(s) don’t then we need to make sure ILLEGAL KIDS DO.
Huckster, it’s NOT FAIR to PUNISH LEGAL CITIZENS by giving perks to ILLEGALS - kids or adults - that LEGAL CITIZENS PAY FOR and EARN. It’s being abused - birth right citizenship. We are being EXPLOITED. Enough is enough.
The Huckster is such an idiot ...
“I think it’s better if he goes to college and becomes a citizen.”
Sounds good to me!
Get in line for a student visa or citizenship and come here for college. Abide by our laws and get rid of birth right citizenship!
Okay, don’t punish the anchor babies. Deport the parents and if they don’t want to take the kids put them up for adoption.
He's a pro life Demoncrat. He couldn't tax his state enough. It was awful. The Demoncrats there LOVED him and Republicans hated him.
Huckabee is a Christian Socialist. Pure scum.
Dang you Huck!!! We want an unelectable nominee like Palin.
Require the parent(s), if you can FIND a father ... to take the kids with them too and return to their country. I don't believe in splitting up families either. I'm done with the EMOTIONAL stuff. I want ILLEGALS out! Let the WHOLE FAMILY get in line.
Why would anyone be surprised? Huckabee is a “nice guy” but Presidential he is NOT. The fact that his name is even being tossed about once again is sinking any faith I was beginning to have in the GOP
Actually, you are mistaken. It does exactly that.
Huskster please just go away! we are going to clean this thing up and you are part of the problem!
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