Skip to comments.Anchor babies: more immigration folly
Posted on 06/23/2002 4:45:33 PM PDT by Registered
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Anchor babies: more immigration folly
Issue 120-16v: June 19, 2002
+== TIME-OUT PROJECT ==+
The Los Angeles Times reported a few weeks ago on a large and growing
industry in Asia catering to "birth tourists" -- pregnant women who
time trips to the United States to coincide with their due dates.
The motivation for these mothers-to-be is simple: thanks to a gross
misinterpretation of the Fourteenth Amendment, the U.S. grants automatic
citizenship to any child born on U.S. soil.
These children are known as "anchor babies." That is, they may legally
"anchor" themselves and their extended families in the United States.
There are an estimated 200,000 such babies delivered in the United
States every year (including those born to illegal aliens).
Foreign women stand to gain much from having an anchor baby in the
family, but the benefit to the United States is unclear.
The anchor baby phenomenon effectively removes control of immigration
from the American people and is a significant component in a population
explosion that now has the United States growing at a faster rate than
China. Furthermore, anchor babies contribute to the dangerous trend
toward dual citizenship -- the holding of both U.S. and foreign
The Fourteenth Amendment, on which "birthright citizenship" is based,
was originally enacted to ensure the voting rights of newly freed slaves
after the Civil War. It was not intended to, say, make the child of the
French ambassador an American if it happens to be born in Washington
while the ambassador is serving.
The salient part of the amendment reads:
"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."
Neither a pregnant Mexican woman illegally in the United States, nor a
pregnant Korean tourist, is "subject to the jurisdiction" of the United
States. They are subject to the jurisdiction of the countries of their
citizenship. As such, their newborns are not subject to the American
people, and they are not American citizens.
Korean moms want 'born in USA' babies (Seattle Times)
The Great Attractor (John Derbyshire in National Review)
Anchor Babies and Interpreting the 14th Amendment (FAIR)
Forum on dual citizenship: Freedom means choice (Dan Stein in Pittsburgh
Give us your tired, your poor, your huddled masses yearning to breathe free.
The wretched refuse of your teeming shore.
Send these: The homeless, tempest-tossed, to me.
I lift my lamp beside the golden shore.
My wife just sung this to me from memory (1960 Concert Choir I, Monrovia HS)
Maybe America could use an infusion of freedom-loving people, since the natives don't seem to care any more.
My grandfather came here late in the 19th Century, his twin brother was not allowed in because he was sick. He never was seen again by his family. So the huddled masses used to have to be healthy, able to support themselves fully, or supported by a family member, or a sponsor, and wait in line!!!!!!!. Now we take all the sick, all of the poor, and give the huddled masses everything for free.
Thought this thread might interest you.
They ought to take a jackhammer to it and throw the damn thing into the Hudson River.
I've got one related to this.
During the time which Haitians were coming by the boatloads to the U.S., they would be rescued by U.S. Coast Guard ships. Once safely on board they would be assigned to a portion of the deck during their trip back to Haiti.
A young Coast Guard Ensign told me that the men would have sex with the pregnant women hoping that they would give birth right there on deck. Seems that they believed, rightly or wrongly that if they gave birth on ship their child would be a citizen and have certain inalienable rights.
Is this correct that their offspring would be citizens? This is a true story.
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