Skip to comments.Author of Arizona Immigration Law Wants To End Birthright Citizenship
Posted on 05/21/2010 5:25:38 PM PDT by Steelfish
Author of Arizona Immigration Law Wants To End Birthright Citizenship
The author of Arizona's immigration law, state Sen. Russell Pearce, told constituents he wants to pass another measure to invalidate citizenship granted to the children of illegal aliens. Pearce wrote that he plans to "push for an Arizona bill that would refuse to accept or issue a birth certificate that recognizes citizenship to those born to illegal aliens, unless one parent is a citizen," in an email obtained by Phoenix CBS affiliate KPHO.
Pearce also forwarded an email from another correspondent expanding on the proposal which he later told KPHO he didn't agree with. "If we are going to have an effect on the anchor baby racket, we need to target the mother. Call it sexist, but that's the way nature made it. Men don't drop anchor babies, illegal alien mothers do," the email said. Pearce did tell the CBS affiliate, however, that he didn't see anything wrong with using the term "anchor baby" to refer to natural-born U.S. citizens.
Last year, 92 Congressmen sponsored a bill that would change the 14th Amendment so that children of illegal aliens born in the United States would not be granted citizenship. The bill is still in committee. Last month, Rep. Duncan Hunter of California told a tea party rally he would support deporting children of illegal aliens, even if they are citizens.
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Great idea. Unfortunately we had 8 years of GOP leadership, several with majorities in both houses, and we didn’t do a thing, unless you count recklessy spending our way into the minority. We did that well. I hope the Tea Party scares the survivors of the coming purge so badly they will actually do something substantial.
I'm OK with US citizens acquiring a second citizenship for a reasonable purpose, such as business or family ties in the second country. US citizenship, however, should only be granted as a second citizenship to foreign nationals under very specific circumstances where a benefit can be shown to the US from doing so.
I think I’ll let Perry know this is one couple that won’t be voting for him if he does run. Who do we have that is electable?
Please let it be. America would be a much better place if this right was rescinded.
We can’t stop...he’s right. We’ve been marginalized for years.. WE ARE THE MAJORITY and we will be silent no longer. ... Arizona is kicking ass and taking names and I’ve never been more proud of my State...ARIZONA!!! WOOHOO!!!
In Nearly All Wealthy and Emerging Nations Have Eliminated Birthright Citizenship We Should, Too in Business Week on July 24, Roy Beck, executive director of NumbersUSA, wrote: Maternity tourism is just the beginning of the silliness of birthright citizenship that goes to the babies of foreign students, temporary foreign workers, international travelers and the millions who break the law to criminally enter this country. ...
This is a huge impediment to efforts to stabilize U.S. population to allow for environmental sustainability. And it is a great incentive for more illegal immigration.
Each of these babies becomes an anchor who retards deportation of unlawfully present parents and who eventually will be an anchor for entire families and villages as chain migration leads to the immigration of grandparents, aunts, uncles and cousins.
Birthright citizenship is an antiquated practice that has been abandoned by nearly all wealthy nations and emerging nations (recently India and Indonesia) and by the majority of poor nations.
I love our state of Arizona! Who would of thought that we would be on the frontlines of taking America back? Who is going to join us?
Sen. Russell Pearce is right on this - it’s uncommon common sense.
Does anybody seriously believe that passing an Arizona law can deprive anyone of US Citizenship?
That has direct consequence for me.
Should I give up my Canadian citizenship to obtain an American one? I am a foreign national, but I have family ties up here.
I know another guy who is planning to do that for business reasons - but he is still waiting for an opinion from his lawyers since the corporate tax rate is so much higher in the USA.
Eh, it’s not the money that concerns me but travelling back up to Canada should I give up my citizenship. I’m more than happy to pay US taxes.
He’s got my 10 votes...!!!!!!
WTF? Some of these comments are absurd. This is so clearly unconstitutional it’s disgusting.
“All persons born or naturalized in the United States, and subject to the jurisdiction thereof, are citizens of the United States and of the State wherein they reside.”
If you support this, you ARE NOT a constitutionalist, plain and simple.
an Arizona bill that would refuse to accept or issue a birth certificate that recognizes citizenship to those born to illegal aliens, unless one parent is a citizen,”
I’ve been waiting 30 years for this return to sanity.
NO OTHER COUNTRY IN THE WORLD has this .........
By Golly ! A Politician with a brain. He must have seen the Wizard.
The 14th Amendment is not the original Constitution. It is an Act of Congress.
Pearce wrote that he plans to "push for an Arizona bill that would refuse to accept or issue a birth certificate that recognizes citizenship to those born to illegal aliens, unless one parent is a citizen," in an email obtained by Phoenix CBS affiliate KPHO.
That one won't work. I mean if someone is born here, it's a matter of record if they are or not -- and that's all it is. I looked at my birth certificate and it doesn't say that I'm a U.S. citizen, but it does say I was born in Oklahoma ... LOL ...
As to whether they are citizens or not, being born on U.S. soil, that's a legal matter for the country that the states can't affect. To pursue that matter, it will take legislators in Congress to do something about it.
It's one thing to enforce the existing laws about illegal immigrants and also to make sure they are legal (like Arizona in checking on an individual's status), but I don't see an individual state declaring that a baby born in the state is not a citizen -- making it past the first court challenge ... :-)