Skip to comments.Across Texas, 60,000 babies of noncitizens get U.S. birthright (each year)
Posted on 11/19/2010 11:40:25 AM PST by dragnet2
...the debate could resonate in Texas, where not only 1.5 million illegal immigrants are estimated to reside but at least 60,000 babies are added to their households annually.
Parkland Memorial Hospital delivers more of those babies than any other hospital in the state. Last year at Parkland, 11,071 babies were born to women who were noncitizens, about 74 percent of total deliveries. Most of these women are believed to be in the country illegally.
"If both parents are here illegally, should there be a reward for their illegal behavior?" Kyl said recently on a Sunday morning talk show.
Changing the Constitution, however, is not as simple as getting a bill through Congress by majority vote.
In Texas, between 60,000 to 65,000 babies achieve U.S. citizenship annually by being born in the state's hospitals, according to a tally released by the state's Health and Human Services Commission.
Last year, such births represented almost 16 percent of the total births statewide.
Between 2001 and 2009, births to illegal immigrant women totaled 542,152 in Texas alone.
"The next 10 years will be an even more transformative decade demographically for Texas," said Dr. Roberto Calderon, an associate history professor at the University of North Texas....
He speculated that the Republicans probably were aware of this ongoing demographic shift and how it might threaten their party since Hispanic voters tend to support Democrats.
"They're expecting what used to be safe Republican seats on the state and federal level will no longer be so safe."
"In the last decade in Texas, over 60 percent of the state population increase was due to Hispanics," he said.
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That's almost 1000 every 30 days folks..At just one hospital.
Where they going to work?
low skilled and no-skilled illegals cost us plenty.
The strategy is easy.
Illegals make legal babies, which qualifies the baby for every social entitlement and the family can live off of the Government...then they vote Democratic (the 20% that vote do).
It gets Liberal, pro-union politicians elected.
It may be too late, California has 51% Latino children in its public schools, and thousands more come each year.
Anglos will soon be replaced. It is a demographic inevitability in CA.
Why not? Apparently, they used a Muslim to pat down a Nun.
Is Houston, TX too diversified? Yes.
Any lawyers here? What’s the case law on birthright citizenship? If TX were to say we don’t recognize these people as citizens the Feds would certainly come after TX. Could this force clarification of 14A?
Canadian and Japanese transplants?
I wonder what the medical expenses alone are costing Texans?
While some actions require constitutional amendments or are subject to liberal court decisions, there are some steps Congress is able to take:
Congress can prevent these anchor childs ever sponsoring anybody (e.g. sponsoring their parents or siblings). Being able to sponsor foreigners to US is not a constitutional right.
I think this is something that GOP should push in 2012. This would also make illegal immigration less desirable, as the path to citizenship would be impossible via anchor child.
This is the best assessment of the situation. A little long, but worth it. When this testimony was requested and submitted, Lamar Smith was the subcommittee chair. He is going to be chairman of the House Judiciary Committee come January.
I simply do not envision 38 state legislatures voting to alter the 14th Amendment.
Without those 38 states, this issue is going nowhere.
How many anchor babies are born to illegals in California each year, I wonder?
Think I’ll look that up.
November 16, 2010
“Country Club” Detention Centers For Illegal Immigrants
EL PASO, Texas — Illegal immigration costs taxpayers an estimated $100 billion a year. Texas picks up nearly $9 billion of that bill, New Mexico picks up about $608 million. And now the federal government is ordering changes on the taxpayers’ dime.
E-mails obtained by the Houston Chronicle reveal that federal authorities have ordered the following changes at the holding centers for illegal immigrants: More variety in menus, fresh veggie bars, self-serve beverages, continental breakfast on weekends, movie nights, bingo, arts and crafts, dance and cooking classes, tutoring and computer training.
The facilities are also to be made more welcoming with new paint, bedding and house plants. Human rights groups think the changes are overdue, claiming that illegal immigrants should not be treated as criminals.
The law was already changed back in the 1990s so that they cannot sponsor anyone until age 18. Before then, the illegal mother would have a baby and, if INS caught her, would immediately file a petition for citizenship in the baby's name. Now, mother and child can both be deported, and child can't come back until age 18.
Yes, I know, I live in Texas and work my ass off and nobody serves me continental breakfast on the weekends and the veggie bars I eat are not always fresh.
All you can do is enforce the border and put birth control in the water systems of Texas, California, New Mexico and Arizona.
You're one of those that pouts and cry's every time someone posts something about Texas....I forgot...
OK, feel free to turn this into a thread about CA.
While you are at it, you can look-up how many illegal aliens Gov. Perry and Gov. Schwarzenegger have granted In-State Tuition to state universities.
Well, that's mighty thin-skinned of you, considering that you've had a long running crusade against the state of Texas on FR.
I simply asked a simple question. Do you happen to know how many anchor babies were born to illegals in California last year?
It's a fair question, don't you think?