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Birthright Citizenship Under Attack
Atlanta Journal-Constitution ^ | 09/29/05 | MARY LOU PICKEL, EUNICE MOSCOSO

Posted on 09/29/2005 12:16:11 AM PDT by Hushpuppie

Silvia Moreno snuck across the U.S. border from Mexico and made it to Atlanta to join her husband last year.

When she gave birth this year, she named her daughter Scarlett, after Scarlett O'Hara.

Moreno, 26, had watched "Gone With the Wind" and was inspired by the Atlanta heroine.

"She worked so hard. She overcame adversity to survive," said Moreno, who wants her daughter to develop the same strength.

Scarlett Alvarado Moreno, 6 months, is a U.S. citizen because she was born here; her mother, father, and 4-year-old brother are illegal immigrants.

Millions of families like Scarlett's will be the focus of a hearing today before a U.S. House subcommittee in Washington to discuss birthright citizenship, dual citizenship and its effect on national sovereignty.

As President Bush opens the debate on a temporary worker program that could allow immigrant laborers to come into the United States, the issue of what happens to their children has come to the forefront.

Although revoking the birthright guarantee is not likely to be part of Congress' immigration reform agenda this fall, there are increasing signs lawmakers are thinking about altering a privilege grounded in common law and the 14th Amendment to the Constitution.

The proposals come in a post-9/11 time of increasing suspicion toward illegal immigrants. Several bills have been introduced.

Rep. Nathan Deal (R-Ga.) wants to amend the Immigration and Nationality Act to limit automatic citizenship at birth to children of U.S. citizens and lawful residents. Rep. Mark Foley (R-Fla.) introduced a constitutional amendment that also would limit birthright citizenship. Such an amendment would require ratification by three-fourths of the states.

'Anchor babies'

A proposal by Rep. Tom Tancredo (R-Colo.), who heads a 90-member caucus pushing to tighten immigration laws, would deny citizenship to U.S.-born children of temporary immigrant workers.

Tancredo said the provision is vital because temporary workers would not want to leave after their visas expire if their children are U.S. citizens, or so-called anchor babies.

Moreno, of Atlanta, thinks it's unjust to deny citizenship to children born in the United States because their parents, although illegal, work hard.

"People work so much, and they give their youth to this country," Moreno said.

Moreno wanted Scarlett to be an American because with the blue American passport, "the doors of the world are open to her," she said.

Mexicans have a harder time getting tourist visas to see the world, she said.

Dan Stein, president of the Federation for American Immigration Reform, a national group that lobbies to reduce illegal immigration, said the lure of U.S. citizenship for children is a "huge incentive" for people to come to the United States illegally because it opens the door to many social benefits.

Also, once they reach 21, the U.S.-born children of illegal immigrants can petition for their parents' residency. Family reunification often is cited as a reason for amnesty proposals.

There were 6.3 million illegal immigrant families in the United States in 2004, according to a study released in June by the Pew Hispanic Center. Most of them — 59 percent — do not have children, the study said.

But nearly one-third of families headed by illegal immigrants do have children who are U.S. citizens, the study said.

Immigrant advocates and Hispanic groups say finding work is the major motivation for illegal immigration.

"The only thing that this kind of change gets you ... is stateless people, which doesn't solve any problem," said Cecilia Munoz, vice president for policy at the National Council of La Raza, a Hispanic civil rights organization.

"This is not a matter of immigration policy, this is a matter of changing who we are fundamentally as a nation," she said.

The United States grants citizenship to every child born in the United States with the exception of children of occupying forces and foreign diplomats, who keep the citizenship of their home country, said Peter J. Spiro, an international law professor at the University of Georgia School of Law who is testifying at today's hearing.

Spiro said that proposals to change the birthright citizenship have been around since the mid-1990s, but several court decisions have upheld the citizenship.

"It's part now of our entrenched constitutional tradition that all children born in the territory of the United States are deemed citizens at birth," he said.

Ides Mercado, 19, who said she came from Honduras five years ago on a visa, warned of consequences if the birthright provision is revoked.

"There will be a lot of illegals here if they don't let the children be citizens," she said as she pushed a stroller with her 7-month-old daughter through Plaza Fiesta on Buford Highway in DeKalb County.

Daisy Montoya Becerra, 24, of Atlanta has one son born here, one son born in Mexico and another child on the way.

She's glad her younger son has U.S. citizenship.

"If he weren't a citizen, they'd take away Medicaid," she said.

She's also happy her younger son will be able to cross the border freely instead of having to slip across with a smuggler.

"With papers, he can come and go easily," she said.


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KEYWORDS: 109th; aliens; anchorbabies; illegalalien; illegalimmigration; illegals; immigrantlist; immigration
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1 posted on 09/29/2005 12:16:12 AM PDT by Hushpuppie
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To: Hushpuppie

Yup. WAY past time to get rid of the "anchor baby" statute.


2 posted on 09/29/2005 12:19:05 AM PDT by clee1 (We use 43 muscles to frown, 17 to smile, and 2 to pull a trigger. I'm lazy and I'm tired of smiling.)
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To: Hushpuppie

Here is my plan,

If you have no ancestors who were in the "New World" in the year 1776, your children are not entitled to citizenship at birth.


3 posted on 09/29/2005 12:21:10 AM PDT by msnimje (Hurricane KATRINA - An Example of Nature's Enforcement of Eminent Domain)
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To: Hushpuppie

"There will be a lot of illegals here if they don't let the children be citizens"

Uh - there aren't already?
What's the logic here?


4 posted on 09/29/2005 12:23:14 AM PDT by Calugareni
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To: clee1
"If he weren't a citizen, they'd take away Medicaid," she said.

I especially liked this part!! Oh so true!

5 posted on 09/29/2005 12:24:52 AM PDT by Hushpuppie
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To: msnimje

Here's the problem... you just ruled out the vast majority of Americans, myself included. My grandmother (English) married my grandfather (son of Scotish immigrants from mid 1800's) after WWII. My mother was born in England and was brought to the US shortly thereafter.

Please explain to me why I don't deserve to be a US citizen at birth, as I am the grandson of an Army veteran who fought in WWII and his English wife, and the son of a woman who spent less than two years of her life in the UK.

Do the same for all of the other Irish, Italian, German, and other immigrants that flooded the US in the late 1800's and early 1900's. Not to mention the Asians from the 1800's and others.


6 posted on 09/29/2005 12:29:56 AM PDT by justavoter
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To: Hushpuppie
Illegal alien children should NOT be allowed to acquire automatic U.S citizenship by birth on our soil and therefore legitimize their parents' status. Its time to put an end to the flouting of our national sovereignty and the abuse of our immigration and naturalization laws.

(Denny Crane: "Sometimes you can only look for answers from God and failing that... and Fox News".)
7 posted on 09/29/2005 12:34:16 AM PDT by goldstategop (In Memory Of A Dearly Beloved Friend Who Lives On In My Heart Forever)
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To: msnimje

That's about the most ridiculous plan I've heard.


8 posted on 09/29/2005 12:34:58 AM PDT by flashbunny (Do you believe in the Constitution only until it keeps the government from doing what you want?)
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To: justavoter
Here's the problem... you just ruled out the vast majority of Americans, myself included...

I was being sarcastic. Frustrated, but sarcastic.

9 posted on 09/29/2005 12:39:17 AM PDT by msnimje (Hurricane KATRINA - An Example of Nature's Enforcement of Eminent Domain)
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To: Hushpuppie

"under attack"

Ooooh. Poor widdle cwiminals need a hug?


10 posted on 09/29/2005 12:40:26 AM PDT by noblejones
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To: flashbunny
That's about the most ridiculous plan I've heard.

You don't watch C-Span, do you? :-}

11 posted on 09/29/2005 12:41:19 AM PDT by msnimje (Hurricane KATRINA - An Example of Nature's Enforcement of Eminent Domain)
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To: msnimje
"f you have no ancestors who were in the "New World" in the year 1776, your children are not entitled to citizenship at birth."

I'm good....my great great great fought the Brits in the Carolinas.

I totally agree with Tom Tancredo (again!)
Let's see about getting this man to run for President in 2008.
He's got the cojones to say what he really thinks ,and if given the chance he might actually do them too!
12 posted on 09/29/2005 12:42:31 AM PDT by injin
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To: justavoter

I agree with you and I think the provision that anybody born on our soil is an automatic citizen sets us apart from pretty much every other nation.

American citizenship is associated directly with the ideas that our nation is founded on. It evokes an immediate sense of hope, freedom, and liberty.

Furthermore, the idea that such human rights that we enjoy in our country are the birthright of every human being is important, and the granting of citizenship as a birthright to all born on our soil is a symbol of that birthright.

The problem is illegal immigrants getting into our country. Yes, many of the privileges they enjoy here act as an incentive, but do we want to live in a country that is cold hearted and calculating? We need to close our borders to illegal immigration, improve our immigration laws through reform, start enforcing the laws we do have, and above all do the moral and just thing.

First, let's start with closing the border to illegal immigration. Discussion on what to do with the ones who are here is secondary to that question, and we can take our time solving that problem as we untangle the social and economic consequences. As always, anything we'd like to see done is more complicated than it first appears.


13 posted on 09/29/2005 12:45:06 AM PDT by coconutt2000 (NO MORE PEACE FOR OIL!!! DOWN WITH TYRANTS, TERRORISTS, AND TIMIDCRATS!!!! (3-T's For World Peace))
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To: injin
I'm good....my great great great fought the Brits in the Carolinas. I totally agree with Tom Tancredo (again!) Let's see about getting this man to run for President in 2008. He's got the cojones to say what he really thinks ,and if given the chance he might actually do them too!

He is indeed anti-PC.

North or South Carolina?

14 posted on 09/29/2005 12:46:29 AM PDT by msnimje (Hurricane KATRINA - An Example of Nature's Enforcement of Eminent Domain)
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To: msnimje
Everyone has an opinion and should be allowed to voice it. Do you think that any baby born in the U.S. should be a U.S. citizen regardless of their parent's citizenship status? It's not just the Mexicans...there are Chinese, Middle Eastern women, all nationalities that come here just to give birth. Why would we want all of these babies to have citizenship?
15 posted on 09/29/2005 12:50:08 AM PDT by Hushpuppie
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To: Hushpuppie
Do you think that any baby born in the U.S. should be a U.S. citizen regardless of their parent's citizenship status?

Seeings how I think all illegals should be scooped up with a bulldozer and redeposited back in their country of origin, I would say "No" to their children being citizens.

16 posted on 09/29/2005 1:04:30 AM PDT by msnimje (Hurricane KATRINA - An Example of Nature's Enforcement of Eminent Domain)
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To: msnimje

Hey, wait a minute. My ancestors came over in the 1840's. I don't like your plan!


17 posted on 09/29/2005 1:19:12 AM PDT by pcottraux (It's pronounced "P. Coe-troe.")
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To: msnimje

Actually, I take that back. I forgot my Great-Grandmother was a direct descendant of a Revolutionary War Hero.

Still...


18 posted on 09/29/2005 1:20:38 AM PDT by pcottraux (It's pronounced "P. Coe-troe.")
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To: pcottraux
Hey, wait a minute. My ancestors came over in the 1840's. I don't like your plan!

You can get a special dispensation. It will cost you 2 goats and a copper pot (no dents or holes)

19 posted on 09/29/2005 1:21:52 AM PDT by msnimje (Hurricane KATRINA - An Example of Nature's Enforcement of Eminent Domain)
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To: msnimje

"Seeings how I think all illegals should be scooped up with a bulldozer and redeposited back in their country of origin, I would say "No" to their children being citizens."

What if someone's not an immigrant, just visiting from another country, on vacation or something, and they give birth while over here. Still a big fat "no"?


20 posted on 09/29/2005 1:23:04 AM PDT by pcottraux (It's pronounced "P. Coe-troe.")
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To: pcottraux
Actually, I take that back. I forgot my Great-Grandmother was a direct descendant of a Revolutionary War Hero.

Are you a direct descendant of your Great Grandmother?
If so, that would make you a direct descendant of a Revolutionary War Hero also. :0)

That being the case, no need for the goats!

..

21 posted on 09/29/2005 1:24:54 AM PDT by msnimje (Hurricane KATRINA - An Example of Nature's Enforcement of Eminent Domain)
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To: msnimje

"It will cost you 2 goats and a copper pot"

You can have 2 of my relatives, no problem. All I need now is a copper pot.


22 posted on 09/29/2005 1:24:54 AM PDT by pcottraux (It's pronounced "P. Coe-troe.")
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To: Hushpuppie
Dealing with the illegal alien problem though this is merely treating the symptom and not solving the problem. The only reason we talk about illegal aliens is because of the number of illegal aliens and the strain it is putting on our society.

Solving the problem means improving the way of life in Mexico so that people don't think they have to come here in order to improve their lives and make a better life for their children. That's why most of us are in this country now - somebody back in the family tree made that decision.

So, if Mexico refuses to take care of their own people, maybe it's time for regime change in Mexico. Vincente Fox is not the answer, regardless of the question.

23 posted on 09/29/2005 1:26:16 AM PDT by Bernard (The most dangerous religion in America is liberals who worship at the altar of big government.)
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To: msnimje

She was my Dad's Dad's Mom, so I guess so.

Cool. I'm a hero descendant. Let the babes come flocking!


24 posted on 09/29/2005 1:26:25 AM PDT by pcottraux (It's pronounced "P. Coe-troe.")
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To: pcottraux
What if someone's not an immigrant, just visiting from another country, on vacation or something, and they give birth while over here. Still a big fat "no"?

I have never even thought about it.
I would still say no. American citizenship is such a special and privileged thing that it should not be bestowed upon someone due to an accident of timing or the result of illegal actions.

25 posted on 09/29/2005 1:28:14 AM PDT by msnimje (Hurricane KATRINA - An Example of Nature's Enforcement of Eminent Domain)
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To: msnimje

"it should not be bestowed upon someone due to an accident of timing or the result of illegal actions."

Say it's nothing illegal, just a nice couple from Switzerland, come to visit the Hoover Dam. Their child Fjork can't necessarily afford housing over here, and he can use "I'm an American citizen" to impress chicks.

One day, when he's grown up, Fjork happens upon a real hottie with blonde braids and freckles...wow. So he goes up to her to turn on some of that Swiss charm.

Fjork: Hey, babe. What say we go parachute off the Alps?

Babe: Ew, get away, you creep!

Fjork: Oh, did I forget to mention that...I'M AN AMERICAN CITIZEN!!!

Babe: Yes you did! Come here and sloppily stick your tongue into my throat, you gorgeous hunk of man meat!


26 posted on 09/29/2005 1:38:18 AM PDT by pcottraux (It's pronounced "P. Coe-troe.")
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To: Hushpuppie
The 14th ammendment does say all persons born within the United States are citizens. I see no problem with that

However can anyone explain to me where it says in the Constitution that their criminal parents are entitled to anything just because they gave birth to a citizen?

Every day, U.S. citizens who commit certain crimes lose their parental rights and their children. So why is it any different for illegals?

Regardles of their children, they themselves are still illegal. They are still criminals. That crime should qualify for them to have their parental rights revoked and their children taken from them and adopted by people who are citizens or here legally. Surely if the illegal immigrant parents truly wanted what is best for their children, they would not disagree. Illegal immigrant parents who simply want to use their children as surrogate green cards for their own selfish benefit are a different matter.

That would put an end to the whole "anchor baby" issue, and wouldn't require any changes to the Constitution or terms of citizenship.

27 posted on 09/29/2005 1:38:55 AM PDT by pillbox_girl
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To: pcottraux
Say it's nothing illegal

Reread my whole previous remark, I included "accident of timing."

28 posted on 09/29/2005 1:42:36 AM PDT by msnimje (Hurricane KATRINA - An Example of Nature's Enforcement of Eminent Domain)
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To: msnimje

Poor Fjork. Now she's just going to beat him with her broom, and maybe step on him with her wooden shoes, or whatever it is those people do over there.


29 posted on 09/29/2005 1:45:33 AM PDT by pcottraux (It's pronounced "P. Coe-troe.")
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To: justavoter
Please explain to me why I don't deserve to be a US citizen at birth, as I am the grandson of an Army veteran who fought in WWII and his English wife, and the son of a woman who spent less than two years of her life in the UK.

Oh, for crying out loud, the legislation being discussed does not apply to your situation.

The issue is the deliberate breaking of the law to bring a child into the world upon U.S. soil.

The anchor baby problem is very real and an outrage to legal immigrants and U.S. citizens.

What makes this issue so difficult to discuss is people like you who deliberately mix legal and illegal immigration in the discussion as if the two were the same thing.

30 posted on 09/29/2005 1:47:12 AM PDT by NoControllingLegalAuthority
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To: clee1
"There will be a lot of illegals here if they don't let the children be citizens,"

Sounds like Boxer, run for the Senate dear. Of course we should stop the citizenship scam.

31 posted on 09/29/2005 1:51:53 AM PDT by ncountylee (Dead terrorists smell like victory)
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To: pillbox_girl

I like your idea, but I think I could settle for:

a - every adult register in some way or lose access to gov benefits.

b - agree to take so many hours of classes in English / citizenship over the next _ years or leave.

c - serious border enforcement.


32 posted on 09/29/2005 2:01:36 AM PDT by Not_Who_U_Think
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To: Hushpuppie

"There will be a lot of illegals here if they don't let the children be citizens"

Oh, there aren't already?


33 posted on 09/29/2005 2:12:14 AM PDT by NRA1995 (When liberals speak I hear the Vonage music playing.....woo-hoo, woo-hoo-hoo....)
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To: msnimje
If you have no ancestors who were in the "New World" in the year 1776,

most Mexican have indian ancestry and were in the "New World" in 1776 BC

34 posted on 09/29/2005 3:05:02 AM PDT by CzarNicky (The problem with bad ideas is that they seemed like good ideas at the time.)
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To: msnimje
If you have no ancestors who were in the "New World" in the year 1776, your children are not entitled to citizenship at birth.

LOL. You just included Mexico, South America and all the anscestors of natives who were already living on the two continents before the Europeans showed up.

Also, there were loads of other immigrants (Italian, Irish, German etc) who showed up in the 19th and 20th centuries.

And why pick 1776? The United States Government didn't become a viable entity until 1789. Why not 1621? Why not 1491? (a year before Colombus ever showed up)

35 posted on 09/29/2005 3:05:18 AM PDT by Prodigal Son
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To: msnimje
American citizenship is such a special and privileged thing that...

That what? That any ignorant redneck can get it simply by being born on American soil and having a parent who was an American citizen? Michael Moore is an American by accident for Heaven's sake! If we're to just round up 'them ones there that I don't like and ship 'em out!' I'd much prefer to round up adults like him who have proven themselves to be anti-American and ship them away than people who become citizens the same way most Americans do (by birth-rite).

I am an American because I was born in the US. Not because my parents were good Americans or because they were descendants of people who came from an acceptable list of countries. I think two American parents can produce really unacceptable offspring but that offspring would be totally legit in your book simply because their pedigree is right.

Why not say nobody (and I mean nobody- even people who are born of two Americans on American soil) gets full citizenship until they're 18 at which time they're sat down and given an interview and it is determined one way or the other whether they are 'Good Americans' or not? This method would actually address many problems Americans perceive with immigration and foreigners living in our country and it would also (likely) deny citizenship status to many people like Michael Moore.

I don't mind honest brown skinned Mexicans who believe in the American dream coming to the US and trying to enjoy the same freedoms that God gave to every single human. I'd much prefer to live with them than to place myself in the same category as a white red-blooded American like Michael Moore.

36 posted on 09/29/2005 3:23:26 AM PDT by Prodigal Son
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To: msnimje
So under your plan, even though I was born here and am therefore an American citizen, my daughter who was also born here wouldn't be?

Does this plan of yours require you to know my specific genealogy?

37 posted on 09/29/2005 3:36:21 AM PDT by tcostell
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To: msnimje
If you have no ancestors who were in the "New World" in the year 1776, your children are not entitled to citizenship at birth.

I don't get your plan. Central and South America are part of the "New World" so how would that effect illegal immigration? I am going to assume you are joking.

I don't think we could amend the Constitution to change the status of born on soil citizenship. But, could it be argued that it is wrong to interpret that portion of the Constitution to include people in this country illegally? Is it not a benefit of an illegal act to receive citizenship for your child born in the US?

I always think of it as a bank robber being arrested but still having the right to the free toaster for opening an account. Poor analogy but just the way my silly mind works.

38 posted on 09/29/2005 4:13:06 AM PDT by FarmerW
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To: goldstategop

"All persons born or naturalized in the United States, subject to the jurisdiction thereof, are citizens of the United States and of the states wherein they reside." -- 14th Amendment of the U.C. Constitution, 1868


39 posted on 09/29/2005 4:37:40 AM PDT by Grand Old Partisan
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To: goldstategop

"All persons born or naturalized in the United States, subject to the jurisdiction thereof, are citizens of the United States and of the states wherein they reside." -- 14th Amendment of the U.S. Constitution, 1868


40 posted on 09/29/2005 4:38:10 AM PDT by Grand Old Partisan
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To: Hushpuppie
This goes to the heart of the dilemma for President Bush, there are millions of children citizens and how does one toss out the parent(s) and leave the children citizens here.

Congress is the one who has overseen an illegal invasion and it is they who need to take action, as well as be held responsible, the fact they have not and do not cannot be ignored.
41 posted on 09/29/2005 4:41:54 AM PDT by Just mythoughts
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To: msnimje
"Here is my plan,

If you have no ancestors who were in the "New World" in the year 1776, your children are not entitled to citizenship at birth."

If I may borrow a bit from your About Page, you seem to have been "Looking for intelligence in all the wrong places."

Even my first girl friend at college, whose ancestor had signed the Mayflower Compact, would find your post to be the maundering of a pro-immigration apologist.

The issue isn't the "New World", it is whether one is both a legal immigrant and has fully and completely accepted the American way of life. To a disurbing level, all too many Mexicans, Muslims, ad nauseam, do not accept the historic American way of life.

As proof of the seditious, if not outright treasonous beliefs of such immigrants I respectfully bring to your attention the La Raza racist whackos among the Mexicans in America (and among Mexican officials, too!).

And we can't ignore any longer the Muslims who are commanded by their faith to force Sharia Law on America.

Buh bye, anchor babies! And I shall refrain from expounding on the fact that all too many of the anchor baby population are what are technically known as "bastards".

And as such, they are statistically certain to be a greater burden on America.

Isn't Liberalism grand?
42 posted on 09/29/2005 5:59:12 AM PDT by GladesGuru ("In a society predicated upon liberty, it is essential to examine principles)
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To: 1_Inch_Group; 2sheep; 2Trievers; 3AngelaD; 4Freedom; 4ourprogeny; 7.62 x 51mm; A CA Guy; ...

ping


43 posted on 09/29/2005 9:15:14 AM PDT by gubamyster
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To: clee1
Yup. WAY past time to get rid of the "anchor baby" statute.

Especially because it is unconstitutional by the original intent of the 14th Amendment.

44 posted on 09/29/2005 9:20:12 AM PDT by Carry_Okie (There are people in power who are REALLY stupid.)
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To: Hushpuppie
No more anchor babies!!!!
45 posted on 09/29/2005 9:20:17 AM PDT by getmeouttaPalmBeachCounty_FL (Undocumented border patrol agent.)
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To: Grand Old Partisan
"All persons born or naturalized in the United States, subject to the jurisdiction thereof, are citizens of the United States and of the states wherein they reside." -- 14th Amendment of the U.C. Constitution, 1868

Clearly you do not understand the distinction between being "subject to the jurisdiction" and being within the jurisdiction.

46 posted on 09/29/2005 9:21:30 AM PDT by Carry_Okie (There are people in power who are REALLY stupid.)
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To: msnimje

I think that I qualify under that plan. Some of my ancestors who were here at that time may have been fugitives from the law, however. Does that pose a problem? (It's not like the stole a lot of cattle...)


47 posted on 09/29/2005 9:24:44 AM PDT by Redcloak (We'll raise up our glasses against evil forces singin' "whiskey for my men and beer for my horses!")
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To: Hushpuppie; getmeouttaPalmBeachCounty_FL; gubamyster; dennisw
America's Anchor Baby Syndrome

* * *

The UnConstitutionality of Citizenship by Birth to Non-Americans

* * *

The 1965 Immigration Act: Anatomy of a Disaster: When will we value our national interest?

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FADE TO BROWN

* * *

Until 1965, people admitted to the country legally had no automatic right to bring their families; skilled professionals came before wives and children.

The new law gave the top preference to unmarried adult children of US citizens but the very next preference category was spouses, minor children and unmarried adult children of immigrants.

This was a huge change.

Under the old law, only citizens had the right to sponsor immigrants.

Now, as soon as he got here, any newcomer could send for his family.

This is what produced the chain migration that has emptied entire Mexican villages.


48 posted on 09/29/2005 9:26:38 AM PDT by Happy2BMe (Viva La MIGRA - LONG LIVE THE BORDER PATROL!)
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To: Hushpuppie; JohnHuang2; keri; international american; Kay Soze; jpsb; hershey; TomInNJ; ...
As the nation sleeps, watches CNN and the brush fires in California - illegal alien parents of ANCHOR BABIES CASH IN . .

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Millions of families (who are illegal aliens) like Scarlett's will be the focus of a hearing today before a U.S. House subcommittee in Washington to discuss birthright citizenship, dual citizenship and its effect on national sovereignty.

As President Bush opens the debate on a temporary worker program that could allow immigrant laborers to come into the United States, the issue of what happens to their children has come to the forefront.


49 posted on 09/29/2005 9:30:38 AM PDT by Happy2BMe (Viva La MIGRA - LONG LIVE THE BORDER PATROL!)
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To: pcottraux

Still a No.

A child should be an American citizen if one of his parents was an American citizen at the time he was born. That's it. Period.


50 posted on 09/29/2005 9:33:57 AM PDT by Little Ray (I'm a reactionary, hirsute, gun-owning, knuckle dragging, Christian Neanderthal and proud of it!)
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