They may be referring to legal immigrants only.
“The illegal kids can get some benefits which the parents then share — maybe that’s what it’s about. And, of course, anchor babies can get everything.”
The anchor babies are the “path to citizenship”; that is how the “parents” get benefits. The fact is neither party wants to stop illegal immigration (for their own reasons), and anyone hoping a Repub ever addresses it will be disappointed. The only solution for this problem is for Americans to breed, and I don’t see that happening, either. Americans have opted for material comfort over the inconvenience/cost of children, and aren’t happy that foreigners are being imported to fill the seats in public school classrooms, vacant apartments and homes in dying states, the checkout lines in stores, etc.. THAT (not labor) is why we import “replacement Americans; passing any schoolyard or walking through any mall will demonstrate this quickly, and beyond any doubt.