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  • Report: 8 percent of U.S. newborns have undocumented parents (Totally unsustainable)

    08/11/2010 4:04:19 PM PDT · by tobyhill · 45 replies · 1+ views
    cnn ^ | 8/11/2010 | STAFF
    One of about every 12 babies born in the United States in 2008 was the offspring of unauthorized immigrants, a Pew Hispanic Center study released Wednesday concluded. According to the study, an estimated 340,000 of the 4.3 million babies born in this country that year had parents who were in the United States without legal documentation. The 14th Amendment to the Constitution stipulates that those children automatically become U.S. citizens, but some members of Congress are pushing to change that provision. That effort -- rooted in the debate over illegal immigration, particularly of people from Mexico -- has created some...
  • Illegal Immigrants Account for 8% of U.S. Births

    08/11/2010 4:13:48 PM PDT · by NoLibZone · 24 replies
    Wall Street Journal ^ | Aug 11 2010 | By MIRIAM JORDAN
    One in twelve babies born in the U.S. in 2008 were the offspring of illegal immigrants, according to a new study, a statistic that could inflame the debate over birthright citizenship. Undocumented immigrants make up slightly more than 4% of the U.S. adult population. However, their babies represented twice that share, or 8%, of all births on U.S. soil in 2008, according to the nonpartisan Pew Research Center's report. The report, based on Census Bureau data and analysis of demographic characteristics of the undocumented population, also found that the lion's share, or 79%, of the 5.1 million children of illegal...
  • 1-in-15 kids in U.S. has illegal immigrant parent, report says

    08/11/2010 12:07:09 PM PDT · by Free ThinkerNY · 26 replies
    azstarnet.com ^ | August 11, 2010 | Howard Fischer
    PHOENIX — About one out of every 15 children in the United States was born to a family where at least one parent is in this country illegally, according to a new report today. And four out of five of them are “anchor babies,” the Pew Hispanic Center concluded. The figures, which the organization calculated based on 2009 U.S. Census Bureau estimates, are the best estimates to date of the scope of the issue which has resulted in calls to amend the U.S. Constitution to deny automatic citizenship to children solely by virtue of their birth within this country. That...
  • American Citizenship Is Not A Birthright

    08/09/2010 5:31:04 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 24 replies · 1+ views
    IBD Editorials ^ | August 9, 2010 | Investors Business Daily staff
    Immigration: The 14th Amendment was written to guarantee citizenship for freed slaves. It's been misinterpreted to give citizenship to children of illegal aliens. Now some GOP leaders want to restore its original meaning. In Texas this year, some 60,000 so-called "anchor babies" will be born to the 1.5 million illegal aliens estimated to reside there. They're called that because under the current interpretation of the 14th Amendment they're automatic citizens, encouraging more illegals to arrive and making it hard to deport those already here. "There is a problem," House Minority Leader John Boehner, R-Ohio, told NBC's "Meet The Press" Sunday....
  • Freep a Poll! (Foxnews. Time to disallow "anchor babies"?)

    08/08/2010 4:45:00 PM PDT · by dynachrome · 22 replies
    foxnews.com ^ | 8-8-10 | Fox News
    Should Lawmakers Consider a Birthright Citizenship Change to the Constitution? Yes, denying kids automatic citizenship would curb illegal immigration. No, this is not the issue that warrants a change to the U.S. Constitution. Maybe, because birthplace alone should not make the child of an illegal a U.S. citizen. Other (leave a comment)
  • Birth of a Strategy: Talking Immigration With Lindsey Graham

    08/08/2010 3:27:41 PM PDT · by neverdem · 17 replies
    NATIONAL REVIEW ONLINE ^ | August 06, 2010 | Daniel Foster
    Yesterday I spoke with Sen. Lindsey Graham (R., S.C.) who caused a bit of a stir by tentatively endorsing a plan to modify the century-old standard of birthright citizenship — by constitutional amendment if necessary. I asked the senator about what such an amendment would look like and whether it stands a chance of ratification, and about whether he favors the amendment in part as a way to sell his comprehensive immigration plans to conservatives in South Carolina and across the country. Below is an edited transcript of our conversation.Daniel Foster: When you spoke up about birthright citizenship along with...
  • Across Texas, 60,000 born to noncitizen mothers - 11,000 at Parkland

    08/08/2010 4:34:06 AM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 17 replies
    The Dallas Morning News ^ | August 8, 2010 | By SHERRY JACOBSON
    Republican members of Congress press for changes to the 14th Amendment of the Constitution that would prevent automatic citizenship for babies born to illegal immigrants. 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. In...
  • GOP push to revise 14th Amendment not gaining steam

    08/08/2010 4:23:02 AM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 16 replies
    Washington Post ^ | August 8, 2010 | By Sandhya Somashekhar
    South Carolina Sen. Lindsey O. Graham (R) says America faces a new and growing foreign threat: illegal immigrants and tourists who come to here for the express purpose of giving birth so their children obtain citizenship. Groups that study immigration trends say the number of "birth tourists" to the United States is relatively small, perhaps a few thousand a year. The number of U.S. citizens born to illegal-immigrant parents is believed to be much higher; there were about 4 million such children living in the United States in 2008, according to the Pew Hispanic Center. "This is a symptom of...
  • NY Times: Citizenship From Birth Is Challenged on the Right

    08/07/2010 6:04:52 AM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 24 replies
    New York Times ^ | August 6, 2010 | Julia Preston
    Sen. Graham, speaking on Fox News last week, said it was “a mistake” to allow American-born children of illegal immigrants to become citizens automatically, a practice known as birthright citizenship. He said that along with a plan to grant legal status to millions of illegal immigrants, he would also amend the 14th Amendment as a way of discouraging future unauthorized immigration. Throughout the week Mr. Graham stood firm on his proposal. “We can’t just have people swimming across the river having children here — that’s chaos,” he said Wednesday in another interview with Fox News. The proposal caught Republican and...
  • Krauthammer: Dead Wrong on the 14th

    08/06/2010 5:32:26 PM PDT · by Congressman Billybob · 71 replies
    Special to FreeRepublic ^ | 5 August 2010 | John Armor (Congressman Billybob)
    There are parts of Fox News I cannot watch. There is that self-important blowhard. There is that worldwide ambulance chaser. But as often as I can, I watch their news program at 6 p.m. My favorite part of that program is the lightning round, and especially the contributions of Charles Krauthammer. Charles normally dissects an issue with precision and accuracy. But not today, the 5th of August. He posed the issue whether a Congressman was right to say we need to amend the 14th Amendment to deal with the problem of anchor babies. Krauthammer made the mistake of not reading...
  • The Republican war on the Constitution (Bob Shrum: You can have your cake and eat it too!)

    08/06/2010 12:23:10 PM PDT · by neverdem · 24 replies
    The Week ^ | August 5, 2010 | Robert Shrum
    For a GOP doubling down on a strategy of division and discrimination, the Constitution appears increasingly old and in the way. As part of a crass strategy to appeal to anti-immigrant paranoia and racism, Republican leaders are now assaulting the Fourteenth Amendment to the Constitution. The Amendment, which was passed after Lincoln’s death, ratified his life’s work. Republicans propose to repeal its guarantee of citizenship as a birthright, and while the impetus for this assault on constitutional principle comes from the GOP’s tea-intoxicated fringe, it has been seconded by Senate Republican Leader Mitch McConnell, Sen. John McCain, and Sen. Lindsey...
  • JUSTICE BRENNAN'S FOOTNOTE GAVE US ANCHOR BABIES

    08/05/2010 8:46:23 PM PDT · by Rabin · 11 replies
    anncoulter.com ^ | August 4, 2010 | Ann Coulter
    The 14th Amendment was added after the Civil War in order to overrule the Supreme Court's Dred Scott decision, which had held that black slaves were not citizens of the United States. The precise purpose of the amendment was to stop sleazy Southern states from denying citizenship rights to newly freed slaves -- many of whom had roots in this country longer than a lot of white people.
  • JUSTICE BRENNAN'S FOOTNOTE GAVE US ANCHOR BABIES

    08/04/2010 7:42:45 PM PDT · by Clintonfatigued · 10 replies
    AnnCoulter.com ^ | August 4, 2010 | Ann Coulter
    Democrats act as if the right to run across the border when you're 8 1/2 months pregnant, give birth in a U.S. hospital and then immediately start collecting welfare was exactly what our forebears had in mind, a sacred constitutional right, as old as the 14th Amendment itself. The louder liberals talk about some ancient constitutional right, the surer you should be that it was invented in the last few decades. In fact, this alleged right derives only from a footnote slyly slipped into a Supreme Court opinion by Justice Brennan in 1982. You might say it snuck in when...
  • Feingold nixes GOP request for hearings into 14th amendment (anchor baby protection racket)

    08/04/2010 5:18:19 PM PDT · by pissant · 18 replies
    Wash Post ^ | 8/4/10 | Greg Sargent
    Republicans may be calling for hearings into revising the 14th amendment, which guarantees citizenship to children of illegal immigrants, but it looks like they're not going to get 'em. Russ Feingold, who chairs the Constitution Subcommittee, which would conduct the hearings, has "no plans" to allow them to go forward, his spokesman confirms to me. And Feingold, in a statement, is reiterating that Federal immigration reform, not amending the Constitution, is the solution: "We can and should address the problem of illegal immigration head-on without amending the Constitution. The way to do that is to pass bipartisan comprehensive legislation improving...
  • John McCain supports citizenship hearings (McCain wants to explore amending the Constitution)

    08/03/2010 5:03:58 PM PDT · by rabscuttle385 · 77 replies · 294+ views
    Politico ^ | 2010-08-03 | Manu Raju & Scott Wong
    Sens. John McCain (R-Ariz.) and Jeff Sessions (R-Ala.) on Tuesday added their voices to GOP calls for congressional hearings into altering the Constitution's 14th Amendment, which grants citizenship to U.S.-born children of illegal immigrants. (snip) McCain said Tuesday the he supports “the concept of holding hearings.” In a statement issued Tuesday afternoon, McCain expanded on his terse comments from earlier in the day, saying that the Constitution is a “strong, complete and carefully crafted document that has successfully governed our nation for centuries and any proposal to amend the Constitution should receive extensive and thoughtful consideration.” “Congressional hearings are always...
  • Sen. Lindsey Graham mulls denying illegals’ kids citizenship (MCLAME'S LAP DOG ALERT)

    07/29/2010 9:25:35 PM PDT · by rabscuttle385 · 32 replies · 15+ views
    The Boston Herald ^ | 2010-07-30 | Wire Services
    WASHINGTON - Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-S.C.) said yesterday he’s talked with other senators about crafting a constitutional amendment that would deny U.S. citizenship to illegal aliens’ children born in the United States. Graham’s idea is an abrupt about-face for a senator whose advocacy of giving legal status to the nation’s 12 million illegals prompted radio host Rush Limbaugh to call him “Sen. Grahamnesty.” Graham, along with President George W. Bush and Sen. John McCain (R-Ariz.) led a 2007 failed immigration reform effort that would have created a path to citizenship for illegal aliens.
  • "Cheap Tomatoes" viral email on Mexican immigrants in CA schools is based upon a true story

    07/25/2010 2:46:30 PM PDT · by jackspyder · 60 replies · 2+ views
    Examiner.com ^ | July 23, 2010 | Rene Girard
    An email entitled "Cheap Tomatoes ???" is about an educator in Southern California who shares details regarding her numerous negative experiences with illegal immigrants' children in her school district, who are obviously Mexican. The school and the school district were un-named as was the author/teacher, so I did a little research. As it turns out, the viral email is based on a true story - the original letter much unchanged from the time it was first released in 2006. It is sad that the public school system has declined so much in recent years. Although everyone has their theories as...
  • Consultants sell 'birth tourism' to expectant Chinese mothers

    07/21/2010 5:27:56 AM PDT · by afraidfortherepublic · 12 replies
    Washington Post ^ | 7-19-10 | KEITH B. RICHBURG
    SHANGHAI — What can $1,475 buy you in modern China? Not a Tiffany diamond or a mini-sedan, say Robert Zhou and Daisy Chao. But for that price, they guarantee you something more lasting, with unquestioned future benefits: a U.S. passport and citizenship for your new baby. Zhou and Chao, a husband and wife from Taiwan who now live in Shanghai, run one of China's oldest and most successful consultancies helping well-heeled expectant Chinese mothers travel to the United States to give birth. The couple's service, outlined in a PowerPoint presentation, includes connecting the expectant mothers with one of three Chinese-owned...
  • Are The Children Of The Russian Agents U.S. Citizens???

    07/11/2010 8:49:50 PM PDT · by Lmo56 · 76 replies
    7/11/10 | self
    I’ve been trying to figure this out … The 14th Amendment declares that anyone born in the US and under its jurisdiction is a citizen. But what about the children of the Russian spies, are they citizens? Those that claim that they are citizens say that the 14th Amendment declares it so and that the only exceptions to U.S. jurisdiction are the children of ambassadors and children of enemies. But these children’s parents did not fall under those exceptions. They were not ambassadors [or have diplomatic immunity], nor is Russia a declared enemy of the U.S. They just did not...
  • Birth Tourism, a Loophole for Terrorists?

    06/19/2010 8:51:23 AM PDT · by Michael van der Galien · 16 replies · 368+ views
    Don’t think I wouldn’t catch the next flight out of Istanbul and head for the U.S. if I had the money and opportunity to birth my baby in the best country in the world, and have my child become, presto, a legalized citizen of the U.S. All told, it would cost me about $45,000 including luxury hotel accommodations along with hospital and doctor’s costs. Not a bad price to pay for instant access to excellent medical, educational, and economic prospects. Oh, and my baby also gets the privilege of applying for her foreign born family members to join her once...
  • Arizona GOP cutting anchor baby chain, no more “jus soli” their success is America’s victory

    06/19/2010 6:49:15 AM PDT · by jmaroneps37 · 47 replies · 954+ views
    The Collins Report ^ | June 19, 2010 | Kevin “Coach” Collins
    With the public opinion success of Arizona’s SB 1070 law to control illegal aliens still growing, the State’s GOP is turning its attentions to one of the root causes of the problem of illegal aliens: anchor baby births. Illegal aliens have long abused the 14th Amendment, passed in 1868 to grant citizenship to freed Black slaves. They pervert this beneficent law to burden America with anchor babies that first secure citizenship for themselves then eventually provide citizenship for entire families. The procedure is simple. Pregnant illegal aliens sneak into America and give birth to babies who receive automatic American citizenship....
  • Arizona lawmaker takes aim at automatic citizenship

    06/16/2010 5:03:44 AM PDT · by stan_sipple · 44 replies · 468+ views
    Journalstar.com ^ | 6-16-2010 | Michelle Price
    Emboldened by passage of the nation's toughest law against illegal immigration, the Arizona politician who sponsored the measure now wants to deny U.S. citizenship to children born in this country to undocumented parents. "I think the time is right," said state Rep. John Kavanagh, a Republican from suburban Phoenix who is chairman of the powerful House Appropriations Committee. "Federal inaction is unacceptable, so the states have to start the process." An estimated 10.8 million illegal immigrants were living in the U.S. as of January 2009, according to the Homeland Security Department. The Pew Hispanic Center estimates that as of 2008,...
  • Brewer's Yeast

    06/15/2010 6:24:52 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 16 replies · 558+ views
    IBD Editorials ^ | June 15, 2010 | Investors Business Daily staff
    Immigration: Arizona's governor tells illegals if you want family unity, take your kids home with you. And a Tea Party candidate for the Senate says just being born here doesn't make you a citizen. Anchor babies, away! We've seen the photos of children holding signs at protests that read, "Don't deport my parents." They're called "anchor babies" because they're considered citizens by being born on American soil. You can't break up families, the argument goes, even to enforce the nation's immigration laws. Arizona Gov. Jan Brewer, who had the audacity to copy federal law and then enforce it in cases...
  • 12 Year Old Salinas students heckle Tea Party Rally with Teacher approval.

    06/13/2010 9:54:21 PM PDT · by jdick · 59 replies · 2,095+ views
    Youtube ^ | June 13, 2010 | Jackie Dick
    The Tea Party Patriot of Monterey County Minutemen encounter lots of nasty comments....but this is the first time they came from a class of 12 year olds from Salinas visiting Monterey on a field trip to McDonalds.
  • 58% Say No to Citizenship for Children of Illegal Immigrants(about time!)

    06/11/2010 8:25:47 PM PDT · by sickoflibs · 64 replies · 1,101+ views
    Rasmussen Reports, ^ | Thursday, June 03, 2010 | Rasmussen Reports,
    Fifty-eight percent (58%) of U.S. voters say a child born to an illegal immigrant in this country should not automatically become a citizen of the United States, according to a new Rasmussen Reports national telephone survey. Thirty-three percent (33%) disagree and say if a women enters the United States as an illegal alien and gives birth to a child here, that child should automatically be a U.S. citizen. That’s what the current law allows and many believe it would require a Constitutional Amendment to change the law. Voter sentiments are basically unchanged from four years ago when the Senate was...
  • Arizona governor to illegals: If your child is a U.S. citizen, take him back home with you

    06/11/2010 7:11:43 PM PDT · by Free ThinkerNY · 38 replies · 1,292+ views
    Hot Air ^ | June 11, 2010 | Allahpundit
    Alternate headline: “Nervous looks now being exchanged in Republican corridors of power.” To listen to the media, you’d think opposition to birthright citizenship is the province of alleged fringe-dwellers like Rand Paul (and George Will!). Not so: Per a Rasmussen poll taken last week, 58 percent of likely voters oppose it. That’s not exactly what Brewer’s talking about, though. Her point is that even if a kid is an American citizen — and presumably, even if he was born and raised here and speaks only English — we don’t cut his parents a break on amnesty. If deporting them means...
  • Citizenship-By-Birth Faces Challenges

    05/27/2010 4:32:12 AM PDT · by Altura Ct. · 68 replies · 1,129+ views
    NPR ^ | 5/25/2010 | Alan Greenblatt
    If you're born in the U.S.A., you're an American citizen. Some lawmakers, however, plan to challenge that basic assumption. In what might be the next great flash point in the nation's ongoing debate about immigration policy, legislation has been introduced in Congress and a pair of states to deny birth certificates to babies born of illegal-immigrant parents. "Currently, if you have a child born to two alien parents, that person is believed to be a U.S. citizen," says Randy Terrill, a Republican state representative in Oklahoma who is working on an anti-birthright bill. "When taken to its logical extreme, that...
  • A Hole in the Fence of Immigration Reform

    06/01/2010 9:35:42 AM PDT · by kyright · 14 replies · 476+ views
    American Thinker ^ | June 1, 2010 | Cindy Simpson
    A gaping hole sits squarely in the middle of the fence of proposed "Immigration Reform." This crack, while inviting to those on the other side of the border, seems to go largely unnoticed by the politically correct mainstream on the American side. Many experts call this loophole an "illegal immigration magnet," or more commonly, birthright citizenship. Also known as the "anchor baby" policy, it is the current practice of granting U.S. citizenship to all babies born in the U.S. to non-U.S. citizen parents, whether here legally but temporarily or even illegally… Mark Cromer, in his essay "American Jackpot: The Remaking...
  • Peruvian child becomes symbol of US undocumented (Aww, let's just let 'em all stay here)

    05/31/2010 8:25:04 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 27 replies · 749+ views
    Yahoo! News / The Associated Press ^ | May 31, 2010 | Carla Salazar
    LIMA, Peru – Seven-year-old Daisy Cuevas, thrilled to see herself on television with U.S. First Lady Michelle Obama, didn't quite understand the predicament in which she had innocently placed her undocumented Peruvian parents. "She laughed, she jumped up and down. She was excited" after the encounter at Daisy's suburban Washington, D.C., elementary school, the girl's maternal grandfather, Genaro Juica, told The Associated Press. The TV appearance made the pigtailed second grader a voice of the estimated 12 million immigrants living in the United States illegally — and a source of pride for Peru's president, who visits Washington on Tuesday. "My...
  • Arizona Immigration Bill´s Author Now Wants to End Citizenship by Birthright

    05/22/2010 2:17:14 PM PDT · by pissant · 130 replies · 2,254+ views
    Short News ^ | 5/22/10 | staff
    Arizona State Sen. Russell Pearce, the author of the controversial state immigration bill, told his constituents that he wants to invalidate the U.S. citizenship of children who were born to illegal immigrants. He also sent constituents an e-mail he later said he disagrees with. "If we are going to have an effect on the anchor baby racket, we need to target the mother," it said. Other political leaders have called for an end to birthright citizenship. Rep. Duncan Hunter of California told a tea party rally he´d support deporting the children of illegal aliens despite their birthright citizenship.
  • Author of Arizona Immigration Law Wants To End Birthright Citizenship

    05/21/2010 5:25:38 PM PDT · by Steelfish · 67 replies · 1,340+ views
    YahooNews ^ | May 22nd 2010
    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...
  • Sen. Pearce's E-Mails Reveal Future Plans

    05/21/2010 8:13:06 AM PDT · by Lucky9teen · 17 replies · 995+ views
    http://www.kpho.com ^ | 3:00 pm MST May 20, 2010 | Morgan Loew
    PHOENIX -- E-mails to and from Ariz.state Sen. Russell Pearce reveal the immigration enforcement debate may not stop with SB 1070, the controversial immigration law. Pearce, R-Mesa, the author of Arizona’s immigration law, has been writing to some of his constituents about what he plans to accomplish next. In e-mails obtained by CBS 5, Pearce said he intends to push for a bill that would enable Arizona to no longer grant citizenship to the children of illegal immigrants born on U.S. soil. Pearce writes in one e-mail: "I also intend to push for an Arizona bill that would refuse to...
  • No American T-Shirts Allowed

    05/07/2010 1:01:39 AM PDT · by Making_Sense [Rob W. Case] · 40 replies · 1,444+ views
    MSMB ^ | May 7, 2010 | Rob W. Case
    Another strange occurance in the age of Obama that an overwhelmingly large portion of the the activist media is not reporting on, is the recent story of these American flag T-Shirts. The principal of Oak High School in Morgan Hill, California instructed kids who decided to wear their American flag T-shirts on Cinco De Mayo, were instructed to either turn their shirts inside out, take off their American flag bandanas, or be sent home. The ultimatum was delivered when students who were celebrating Cinco De Mayo found that the American flags were "offensive" to their celebration.
  • Congressman backs deport of illegal immigrants' U.S. kids

    05/01/2010 1:23:11 AM PDT · by rabscuttle385 · 33 replies · 843+ views
    SAN DIEGO -- Rep. Duncan Hunter said he would support deporting U.S.-born children of illegal immigrants, adding that "it takes more than walking across the border to be an American citizen." The San Diego-area Republican congressman spoke Saturday at a video recorded tea party rally in Ramona. Hunter was asked by someone in the crowd if he backed deporting natural-born American citizens who are the children of illegal immigrants. "I would have to, yes," Hunter said. Hunter said in the video that some of his critics believe his stance is mean-spirited. "And we're not being mean. We're just saying it...
  • Okla. rep wants to ban the issuance of birth certificates to the children of illegals

    04/29/2010 1:49:52 PM PDT · by SoonerStorm09 · 32 replies · 634+ views
    Oklahoma Watchdog ^ | April 29, 2010 | Andrew W. Griffin
    OKLAHOMA CITY — In an interview with Oklahoma news website Red Dirt Report at the first Oklahoma City Tax Day Tea Party on April 15, 2009, State Rep. Mike Christian (R-Oklahoma City) noted the large turnout at the State Capitol and commented that he is a big advocate of supporting the 10th Amendment to the US Constitution. Christian then noted something else: the growing problem of illegal immigration. “I’m fed up with illegal immigration,” he said at the time. Representing a district in south Oklahoma City, where a lot of immigrants – some of whom are illegal – live, Christian...
  • The immediate need an end the “anchor baby” hole in our illegal alien shield, enough is enough

    04/04/2010 10:33:51 AM PDT · by jmaroneps37 · 56 replies · 1,335+ views
    The Collins Report ^ | April 4, 2010 | Suzanne Eovaldi
    The illegal immigration issue now boiling up as an overarching president and a Democrat Congress tackle the prospect of giving amnesty to 20 million illegal immigrants is merely a thinly veiled attempt register new Democrats for the 2010 and especially 2012 elections. Granting illegals amnesty is thought to be the way the liberal left will assure their ascendancy to an American socialist dictatorship. Anchor baby chain One correction ignored for decades is ending the anchor baby chain migration by which pregnant women come to America to deliver babies who automatically receive America citizenship. This then allows these babies to be...
  • An argument to be made about immigrant babies and citizenship

    03/27/2010 7:02:19 PM PDT · by neverdem · 10 replies · 675+ views
    Washington Post ^ | March 28, 2010 | George F. Will
    A simple reform would drain some scalding steam from immigration arguments that may soon again be at a roiling boil. It would bring the interpretation of the 14th Amendment into conformity with what the authors of its text intended, and with common sense, thereby removing an incentive for illegal immigration. To end the practice of "birthright citizenship," all that is required is to correct the misinterpretation of that amendment's first sentence: "All persons born or naturalized in the United States, and subject to the jurisdiction thereof, are citizens of the United..." --snip-- Appropriately, in 1884 the Supreme Court held that...
  • Citizenship As A Birthright? Maybe Not

    03/26/2010 5:01:32 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 38 replies · 1,055+ views
    Investors.com ^ | March 26, 2010 | GEORGE F. WILL
    A simple reform would drain some scalding steam from immigration arguments that may soon again be at a roiling boil. It would bring the interpretation of the 14th Amendment into conformity with what the authors of its text intended, and with common sense, thereby removing an incentive for illegal immigration. To end the practice of "birthright citizenship," all that is required is to correct the misinterpretation of that amendment's first sentence: "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." From...
  • Birth Tourism

    03/16/2010 7:44:32 AM PDT · by La Lydia · 26 replies · 565+ views
    National Review - The Corner ^ | March 16, 2010 | Mark Krikorian
    First there was Korean birth tourism, where pregnant Korean women would come to the United States as tourists in order to ensure their babies were U.S. citizens. Then Tucson hospitals started offering "birth packages" to expectant Mexican mothers. And now, this: With more Turkish parents wanting their child to be born in the US, tourism companies are starting to offer 'birth tourism' packages to US cities. Many women say giving birth in the US has benefits including cheaper education and fewer visa worries. Some Americans, however, want to restrict the practice, citing fears of illegal migration... Arrrrrrghhhhh! For many people,...
  • Birth tourism in US on the rise for Turkish parents

    03/14/2010 12:12:44 AM PST · by ruination · 9 replies · 789+ views
    Hurriyet Daily News ^ | March 12, 2010 | Isil Egrikavuk
    With more Turkish parents wanting their child to be born in the US, tourism companies are starting to offer ‘birth tourism’ packages to US cities. Many women say giving birth in the US has benefits including cheaper education and fewer visa worries. Some Americans, however, want to restrict the practice, citing fears of illegal migration If Bruce Springsteen’s 1982 hit “Born in the USA” were to become popular again, the title might now refer to thousands of Turkish children whose parents are increasingly traveling to the United States to give birth. According to tourism expert Gürkan Boztepe and media sources,...
  • California Teen Birth Rate Falls To New Low

    02/23/2010 7:38:59 AM PST · by Touch Not the Cat · 5 replies · 224+ views
    cbs2 ^ | Feb 23, 2010 7:34 am US/Pacific
    Figures released by the Department of Public Health on Monday found that about 35 babies were born for every 1,000 mothers aged 15 to 19 in 2008. That was down by about two births per 1,000 from the previous year. There were 51,704 babies born to California teen mothers in 2008. Hispanic teens had the highest birth rate but it still declined. Asian teens had the lowest. California's teen birth rate has been declining for the past decade. In 1991, the rate was nearly 71 per 1,000.
  • GOP bill would restrict birthright citizenship

    02/17/2010 11:38:04 AM PST · by Dubya · 55 replies · 1,600+ views
    HOUSTON CHRONICLE ^ | HOUSTON CHRONICLE
    There are few more basic tenets in the U.S. Constitution than this: If you're born in the U.S., you're a citizen. But as we all know it gets a bit more complicated for some when you add illegal immigrants into the equation. Some of you on this blog have called for a crackdown on birthright citizenship. You say far too many immigrants enter the U.S. illegally and have children here.
  • GOP bill aims to retool immigrant birthright citizenship

    02/15/2010 9:38:26 AM PST · by NormsRevenge · 108 replies · 2,116+ views
    Daily Bulletin ^ | 2/14/10 | Steven Wall
    Republican lawmakers in Congress are sponsoring a bill that seeks to abolish birthright citizenship for children born in the United States to illegal immigrant parents. Federal law automatically grants citizenship to any person born on American soil, regardless of the immigration status of the child's parents. Supporters of the bill say that many people come to this country for the express purpose of having children who are American citizens, making the family eligible for welfare and other government benefits. "You have many people coming to this country illegally," said Rep. Gary Miller, R-Brea, a co-sponsor of the legislation. "They come...
  • Use of Twitter, Facebook rising among gang members

    02/04/2010 9:06:27 AM PST · by AuntB · 21 replies · 604+ views
    AP ^ | Feb. 2, 2010 | THOMAS WATKINS
    When a gang member was released from jail soon after his arrest for selling methamphetamine, friends and associates assumed he had cut a deal with authorities and become a police informant. They sent a warning on Twitter that went like this: We have a snitch in our midst. Law enforcement officials say gangs are making greater use of Twitter and Facebook, where they sometimes post information that helps agents identify gang associates and learn more about their organizations. And gang members sometimes turn the tables, asking contacts across their extended networks for help identifying undercover police officers. Gang use of...
  • Over the border, no welcome for Haitians (Dominican Republic)

    01/26/2010 8:37:04 AM PST · by ruralvoter · 17 replies · 1,280+ views
    The Miami Herald ^ | 1/26/10 | Fred Grimm
    The sunny, happy Dominican Republic of international tourist promotions seemed a bit less cordial on the road out of Haiti. Along the way, soldiers brandishing black assault weapons manned 11 military checkpoints. (snip) In December, the Dominican congress approved a constitutional amendment clearly aimed at its 800,000 residents of Haitian descent. When the amendment is finalized, the children of illegal immigrants born in the D.R. will no longer be classified as citizens. Varma said the denial of citizenship not only applies to children of illegal immigrants, but also to subsequent generations. Most ethnic Haitian newborns were already recorded in the...
  • Pregnant women who are illegal immigrants no longer eligible for Medicaid

    01/21/2010 1:12:29 PM PST · by stan_sipple · 39 replies · 1,865+ views
    Journalstar.com ^ | 1-21-2010 | Nancy Hicks
    Around 1,000 pregnant women who are illegal immigrants will no longer receive prenatal services through the federal-state Medicaid program, beginning in early spring, according to Nebraska Department of Health and Human Services leaders. The prenatal care issue creates a conflict between two state goals: On the immigration front, senators have wanted to make certain that illegal immigrants do not get any public benefits, passing strong anti-immigration legislation (LB403) last year. Because of the strong pro-life sentiment, Nebraska also has provided Medicaid coverage for all pregnant women, regardless of their immigration status. The assumption is that the prenatal coverage also is...
  • Two teens get 50 to life in drive-by shooting; advocates protest sentence

    01/07/2010 9:22:21 AM PST · by smokingfrog · 32 replies · 1,439+ views
    LA Times ^ | Jan 6, 2010 | Molly Hennessy-Fiske
    More than two dozen youths and advocates gathered in front of the criminal courts building in downtown Los Angeles to support two young males who were sentenced today to 50 years to life in prison for a fatal drive-by shooting. A jury convicted Steven Menendez, 17, and Jose Garcia, 19, of murder in July in the March 2007 death of 16-year-old Danny Saavedra. Saavedra was playing basketball in the 500 block of 82nd Street in South Los Angeles when he was shot in what police described as a gang-related attack. Afterward, officers pursued a vehicle matching the description of the...
  • NBC, Law & Order : Race Baiting Prime Time

    12/10/2009 8:11:08 AM PST · by stillafreemind · 50 replies · 1,588+ views
    Associated Content ^ | Dec. 9, 09 | Sherry Tomfeld
    Too crude? Too absurd? Too biased and racist against white people? Not if you are NBC and Law & Order. In the past, the writers of Law & Order and their "sister" shows like SVU have gone out on the PC limb. If you are of the white race and believe in God, then you too can be the target of Law & Order. If you believe in the right to own a firearm or say that you do not believe in homosexuality, Law & Order writers are aiming a bull's eye at you.
  • Texas Department of Public Safety issues grave warning to parents

    11/17/2009 9:04:05 AM PST · by Willie Green · 27 replies · 1,205+ views
    Dallas Morning News ^ | Tue, Nov 17, 2009 | Selwyn Crawford/Editor 
    The Texas Department of Public Safety is warning parents across the state that violent Mexican cartels and transnational gangs are actively recruiting Texas youngsters in schools and communities. These criminal organizations are luring teens with the prospect of cars, money and notoriety, and promise them that if they are arrested, they will receive light sentences. The gangs are responsible for massive drug deals and related slayings, and authorities say that they will often use youths in their crimes because juveniles are typically treated with more leniency by the criminal justice system.
  • Study: English-learning too slow in LA schools

    10/29/2009 11:39:02 PM PDT · by ruination · 14 replies · 834+ views
    AP via San Jose Mercury News ^ | Oct. 28, 2009 | Amy Taxin
    LOS ANGELES—More than a quarter of English learners don't make it into mainstream classes by the eighth grade in Los Angeles and most of those who don't were born in the United States, according to a study released Wednesday. The study by Tomas Rivera Policy Institute at the University of Southern California showed 29 percent of English learners in the Los Angeles Unified School District were still in these classes in the eighth grade. More than half of these students were born in the United States and were in classes for English learners for more than eight years. "They're staying...