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  • Made In The USA: Childless Chinese Turn To American Surrogates

    04/22/2014 5:46:55 AM PDT · by Theoria · 9 replies
    NPR ^ | 21 April 2014 | Frank Langfitt
    Chinese couples who are unable to have children are turning to a surprising place for help these days: America. By hiring American surrogates, Chinese couples get around a ban on surrogacy in China, as well as the country's birth limits. It also guarantees their children something many wealthy Chinese want these days: a U.S. passport. Tony Jiang and his wife, Cherry, live in Shanghai and couldn't have children naturally. First, they turned to underground hospitals in China for surrogacy. It didn't go well. Jiang says one of the surrogates ran away. "It was almost Chinese New Year's break. She became...
  • Princess Madeleine to Deliver Baby in the US

    01/13/2014 4:25:24 PM PST · by nickcarraway · 64 replies
    The Local ^ | 11 Jan 2014
    Princess Madeleine and her husband Christopher O'Neil have decided that their child will be born in the US, the Swedish Royal Court has announced. Madeleine reveals royal baby's gender: report (30 Oct 13) Pregnant Princess to attend Nobel alone (19 Oct 13) Royal baby on the way for Swedish princess (03 Sep 13) "After careful consideration and in consultation with the King and Queen, Princess Madeleine and Mr. Christopher O'Neill have decided that their child will be born in New York," Svante Lindqvist at the Royal Court wrote in a statement. The baby, set to become fifth in line to...
  • Sens. Paul, Vitter introduce citizenship resolution

    01/27/2011 11:49:26 AM PST · by Free ThinkerNY · 50 replies
    The Hill ^ | Jan. 27, 2011 | Daniel Strauss
    Two Republican senators are introducing a resolution that would end the constitutional right to citizenship that comes with being born on U.S. soil. Rand Paul (Ky.) and David Vitter (La.) are introducing a resolution this week that would amend the Constitution so that a person born in the United States could only become an American citizen if one or more of his or her parents is an legal citizen, legal immigrant, or member of the armed forces, according to a joint press release Thursday. Vitter said the legislation would help reduce illegal immigration. “For too long, our nation has seen...
  • Settlement for a Shackled Pregnant Woman

    10/18/2013 12:00:44 PM PDT · by moonshinner_09 · 21 replies
    The New York Times ^ | October 17, 2013 | JULIA PRESTON
    A detained Mexican woman who had been shackled to her hospital bed while giving birth in Nashville will receive $490,000 in a settlement and also has the prospect of a resident visa.The monetary settlement, which was approved on Tuesday by the council governing Nashville and Davidson County, Tenn., closes a five-year legal battle that began when the woman, Juana Villegas, was arrested in July 2008 after a traffic stop in a Nashville suburb. And in an unusual move, a federal judge has urged immigration authorities to give Ms. Villegas a special visa that is generally offered to crime victims. The...
  • Babies and Immigration Reform (Not one word in the 844-page law mentions Birthright Citizenship)

    04/24/2013 6:53:09 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 203 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 04/24/2013 | Cindy Simpson
    Not a single word in the 844-page "Border Security, Economic Opportunity and Immigration Modernization Act" introduced by Senator Marco Rubio and the "Gang of Eight" addresses the controversial practice of "birthright citizenship." Birthright citizenship is the common description given to the automatic grant of U.S. citizenship to babies born in the U.S. regardless of the citizenship status of the parents. Many experts agree with the verdict of law professor Lino Graglia -- that the practice generates "perhaps the greatest possible inducement to illegal entry." The failure of Congress to confront the subject is nothing new. The "four pillars" of the...
  • You gotta be crazy to think the founders intended this.

    04/12/2013 8:22:32 AM PDT · by DiogenesLamp · 319 replies
    Gateway Pundit ^ | April 12, 2013 | Mara Zebest
    L.A. County Cites 16 ‘Maternity Hotels’ Serving Asian Visitors LA Times reports the following: Following a flurry of complaints, Los Angeles County inspectors have cited 16 “maternity hotel” owners for illegally operating boardinghouses in residential zones.No major health or safety issues were found at the hotels, where women from Asia stay to give birth to U.S. citizen babies. But some of the facilities, which were in Rowland Heights or Hacienda Heights, were cited for building and fire code violations, according to a report released Thursday.
  • Chino Hills Residents Protest Against Neighboring Home Run As ‘Maternity Hotel’[for Chinese mothers]

    12/01/2012 6:31:56 PM PST · by BenLurkin · 4 replies
    CBSLA.com) ^ | December 1, 2012 2:12 PM
    CHINO HILLS (CBSLA.com) — Residents protested Saturday against a neighborhood home where women from China stay and have babies. Neighbors call it a “maternity hotel”. A website shows the hilltop mansion, along with other houses, targeting pregnant women in China. It spells out the benefits of having a child born in the United States and what the government will provide. “We’re hoping that we’ll send the message loud and clear that they cannot conduct this type of business in Chino Hills,” neighborhood advocate Rossana Mitchell said. Chinese women reportedly obtain tourist visas and pay up to $15,000 to stay in...
  • Paul Ryan: Mitt Romney's VP Pick Used Racist Term In 2011(projectile vomit alert)

    08/12/2012 6:36:23 PM PDT · by barmag25 · 69 replies
    examiner ^ | AUGUST 12, 2012 | ZENOPHON ABRAHAM
    U.S.Congressman Paul Ryan might be a numbers guy, but he's also has no problem using racist terms where illegal immigration is the subject. Rep. Paul Ryan (Wisconsin) was named to be the vice presidential running mate for GOP Presidential Nominee, Governor Mitt Romney. Ryan, the 1st District Wisconsin congressman, has carved a name for himself as a "budget hawk," proposing a radical alteration in the US Budget that would cut entitlement programs to dramatically low levels. But 'Paul Ryan Budget Guy' is only part of the story of who Rep. Ryan really is. The other side of him shows a...
  • Nebraska governor rejects prenatal care funding for illegal immigrants

    04/14/2012 1:21:05 PM PDT · by moonshinner_09 · 8 replies
    Reuters‎ ^ | Fri Apr 13, 2012 | David Bailey; Editing by David Brunnstrom
    (Reuters) - Nebraska Governor Dave Heineman vetoed a proposal to restore Medicaid-funded prenatal care for illegal immigrants on Friday, but the initiative could still survive if the state legislature rejects his move next week. Nebraska state senators voted 31-15 on Wednesday to restore the program, which was eliminated two years ago after providing prenatal care for decades. The number of votes in favor was one more than would be needed to override the veto and the Nebraska legislature has one day left in its current session -- next Wednesday -- in which to do so. "I oppose providing taxpayer benefits...
  • Confessions Of A Hispanic Racist

    03/24/2012 10:30:51 AM PDT · by AuntB · 45 replies · 47+ views
    The College Conservative ^ | Mar. 22, 2012 | Elissa Roberson
    I have a bone to pick with Hispanics. Mainly illegals. Because I am one. Hispanic, that is — not illegal. I’m actually a fourth-generation Hispanic American on my mother’s side. In fact, this shout-out also goes to all the liberals who insist on calling Hispanics a minority group in need of help. Clearly, you gringos aren’t noticing what’s happening on the Mexican/American border or the huge population numbers in places like LA and San Diego that clearly beg to differ with the term “minority.” And those numbers are only growing. I grew up no more than three hours from the...
  • Fifth-Grader Helps Mom Deliver Impatient Baby

    02/12/2012 3:19:14 AM PST · by nickcarraway · 22 replies
    NBC DFW ^ | Friday, Feb 10, 2012 | Mola Lenghi
    Ten-year-old delivers new sister in family car on the way to hospitalWhile most 10-year-olds are out playing or doing other normal 10-year-old things, Stephanie Zamora was delivering a baby. Stephanie, a fifth-grader at Arlington's South Davis Elementary School, helped deliver her new sister on the way to the hospital. On Tuesday morning, her mother, Sandra Zamora, realized she was about to go into labor. Stephanie and her parents jumped in the car and headed to the hospital. But the baby wasn't waiting. Her mother, who was in the backseat, remembers telling Stephanie, "Help me, please." "I didn't know what to...
  • Mitt Romney's family in Mexico reveals candidate's heritage south of border

    Mitt Romney's father, George, was born in Colonia Dublan, one of the colonies in northern Mexico that the Romneys settled in after their arrival. His mother, Lenore LaFount Romney, was born in Utah. When Romney’s father was five years old, the Mexican Revolution broke out and his parents moved back to the United States to avoid the violence. Mitt Romney was eventually born in Michigan.
  • Anchor Baby: A Term Redefined as a Slur

    12/09/2011 9:13:40 PM PST · by moonshinner_09 · 33 replies
    The New York Times ^ | December 8, 2011 | By JULIA PRESTON
    What does the term “anchor baby” mean? If you were to look it up in the American Heritage Dictionary, you would find a new definition since last week. The term was among some 10,000 new words and phrases in the fifth edition of the dictionary, published in November. It was defined as: “A child born to a noncitizen mother in a country that grants automatic citizenship to children born on its soil, especially such a child born to parents seeking to secure eventual citizenship for themselves and often other members of their family.” But when Steve Kleinedler, the executive editor...
  • Obama Amnesty Begins: Halts Deportations for 300,000 Illegal Aliens; Offers ‘Work Permits’

    08/18/2011 3:42:59 PM PDT · by LUV W · 357 replies · 1+ views
    Stand With Arizona ^ | August 18, 2011 | John Hill--Stand With Arizona
    The Obama Administration today announced a virtual amnesty-by-decree for hundreds of thousands of illegal aliens, whose deportations will be “indefinitely delayed”. In addition, Obama finally announced a jobs program – but for ILLEGAL ALIENS, not citizens – as those 300,000 illegals will also become eligible for “work permits“. This action represents an administrative end-run around Congress, which twice rejected the ‘DREAM Act’ in 2010. As disgraceful as is this usurpation of Congressional authority, this announcement is even worse than is being reported.
  • ICE Memo Reveals new Obama Administration Plan to Incentivize Illegal Immigrants

    07/06/2011 6:17:11 AM PDT · by Lakeshark · 34 replies
    The American Thinker ^ | 7/6/2011 | Tara Servatius
    By now, the word is probably spreading like wildfire on the country's Spanish language radio stations that cater to illegal immigrants. Get pregnant, or conceive a child with your spouse or significant other, and you likely won't be deported. Already have a child? Bring them here to America illegally. If you can prove you are the guardian of a minor, the government will likely take deportation off the table. It's all part of what appears to be a new Obama Administration plan to incentivize illegal immigrants not just to come to America, but to stay, have and expand families, and...
  • China's 'Bon in the USA' Frenzy (Chinese Anchor Babies)

    06/15/2011 2:45:36 PM PDT · by MamaDearest · 29 replies
    yahoo.com ^ | June 15, 2011 | Zhang Yan
    Snips from Excerpt Only Website: When Liu Li boarded a plane for the United States, she had a little bit of makeup on, was wearing a loose dress, and had her hair up. She tried to hold her handbag in front of her belly in a natural way, just as the middleman had taught her. She was trying to look as calm as any wealthy Chinese lady would look when travelling abroad. But Liu Li couldn't help feeling terribly nervous: she was six months pregnant when she left for the United States, where she wanted to give birth to an...
  • New Arizona Immigration Bill to be Introduced

    12/29/2010 8:02:06 PM PST · by chatter4 · 13 replies · 16+ views
    Youtube ^ | December 29, 2010 | Chatter4
    Youtube video. Russell Pearce, Arizona State Senator is introducing a new immigration bill in Arizona, to stop granting citizenship to those born within the United States, to foreigner parents. Section 1 of the 14th Amendment states, "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. No State shall make or enforce any law which shall abridge the privileges or immunities of citizens of the United States; nor shall any State deprive any person of life, liberty, or property, without due process...
  • Penélope Cruz Controversy Reveals Duplicity in Immigration Debate

    12/20/2010 2:36:39 PM PST · by Walter Scott Hudson · 14 replies
    David Horowitz's NewsReal Blog ^ | December 20, 2010 | Walter Hudson
    Providing us with another convenient excuse to share an image of the radiant Penélope Cruz, some readers responded with indignation to last week's post regarding the actress and her unborn child. The source of their angst was a position taken in defense of the term "anchor baby." A conservative Hispanic group, Somos Republicans, took a hard stance against FOX News Latino for using the term in reference to Cruz's unborn child, equating it to epithets like "wetback." The counter-argument was simple. An epithet's only purpose is to demean. The term "anchor baby" references a relevant concept in our political discourse,...
  • ‘Anchor baby' status could mean life or death for Utah family (Criminals need your help)

    09/18/2010 4:57:31 AM PDT · by pennyfarmer · 43 replies
    www.ksl.com ^ | September 17th, 2010 | Jennifer Stagg ksl.com
    SALT LAKE CITY -- In the debate over immigration reform, you may have heard the term "anchor babies." It's used to reference a child born in the United States to parents with illegal status in an effort to gain them citizenship. But does it work? For one such family, staying in the United States could literally mean life or death for their young son. Francisco Javier Espinoza and his wife, Claudia, came to the United States to build a new life. Francisco worked as a framer. "For work, it's a better life here for my family," Espinoza said. KSL have...
  • Resolve In Mexico

    08/31/2010 6:59:59 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 6 replies · 1+ views
    IBD Editorials ^ | August 31, 2010 | Investors Business Daily staff
    Border: Mexico had a rare reason to celebrate Monday with the arrest of cartel kingpin Edgar "La Barbie" Valdez Villarreal. As good as that news was, a poll showing Mexicans aren't wavering on the war is even better. Just eight months after Mexican drug lord Arturo Beltran-Leyva was blown away by Mexico's armed forces, his top lieutenant, called "La Barbie" for his blonde hair, went down too. According to the State Department, La Barbie was a top trafficker in Mexico who battled for control of the U.S. Interstate 35 corridor from Valdez's native Laredo, Texas, (yes he was an American),...
  • Outed to Mrs. Obama, Illegal Immigrant Family Still Lives in Fear

    08/06/2010 7:02:35 AM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 35 replies
    ABC News ^ | August 6, 2010 | By DEVIN DWYER
    When a Maryland second-grader told Michelle Obama in May that her mom "doesn't have papers," little did she know the entire world could be watching – including authorities with the power to send her parents back to Mexico. "[My mother] says Barack Obama's taking everybody away that doesn't have papers," said the talkative 7-year-old, a U.S. citizen named Daisy. The exchange with the First Lady was quickly picked up on TV and online. "Well, we have to work on that. We have to fix that," replied Mrs. Obama. Many observers speculated at the time that the girl's undocumented parents might...
  • The Making of Bobby Jindal

    07/30/2010 2:16:08 AM PDT · by Scanian · 40 replies · 2+ views
    Human Events ^ | July 30, 2010 | Martha Zoller
    "We don't have time for meetings. We don't have time for red tape and bureaucracy. We're literally in a war to save our coast. Every hour matters. Every day matters."—Gov. Bobby Jindal (R.-La.) Since Bobby Jindal came on the scene as a U.S. congressman from Louisiana, he’s shaken the status quo. He is an unabashed conservative within the Republican Party—a unique blend of the political and business world. He also gave the party some color. Republicans are sensitive about their perceived “color problem,” and Bobby Jindal added a religious fervor and true conservative credentials along with his Indian heritage and...
  • For many pregnant Chinese, a U.S. passport for baby remains a powerful lure

    07/17/2010 11:19:39 PM PDT · by KingofZion · 13 replies
    The Washington Post ^ | July 18, 2010 | Keith Richburg
    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 "baby care...
  • 64% In Arizona Say Children Born To Illegals Should Not Automatically Become U.S. Citizens

    07/05/2010 11:29:39 AM PDT · by Talkradio03 · 40 replies
    hotairpundit ^ | 7/4/10 | HAP
    New Poll finds that 64% agree that children born to illegal immigrants should not automatically become citizens of the United States. Twenty-six percent (26%) disagree and say these children should... (Poll)
  • Ariz. lawmaker takes aim at automatic citizenship

    06/15/2010 12:53:36 PM PDT · by SmithL · 51 replies · 683+ views
    AP via SacBee ^ | 6/15/10 | MICHELLE PRICE Associated Press Writer
    PHOENIX -- 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. Legal scholars laugh out loud at Republican state Sen. Russell Pearce's proposal and warn that it would be blatantly unconstitutional, since the 14th Amendment guarantees citizenship to anyone born in the U.S. But Pearce brushes aside such concerns. And given the charged political atmosphere in Arizona, and public anger over what many regard as a failure by the federal government to secure the border, some...
  • New York hotel pioneers birth tourism (unbelievable)

    06/10/2010 7:08:16 PM PDT · by OldDeckHand · 25 replies · 661+ views
    Breaking! Travel News.com ^ | 06/10/2010 | Staff
    A New York hotel is staking its claim to have invented a new hospitality niche – birth tourism. The Marmara Manhattan offers “an exclusive package for new mothers that wish to give birth in the USA”, with the additional bonus of the newborn child gaining US citizenship. The hotel, which is part of the Turkish hospitality chain, exploits the 14th amendment to the US constitution, which states that all children born on American soil “are citizens of the United States and of the state wherein they reside”. The Marmara Manhattan, which is located in New York’s Upper East Side, told...
  • Deport Children of Illegals: Hunter

    04/28/2010 9:25:10 AM PDT · by pissant · 134 replies · 1,802+ views
    NBC ^ | 4/28/10 | staff
    Updated 9:04 AM PDT, Wed, Apr 28, 2010 Print Email Share Buzz up! TWITTER FACEBOOK NBCWashington Representative Duncan Hunter wants to deport the U.S.-born children of illegal immigrants. Hunter, who spoke at a tea party gathering in Ramona Saturday, said he does not believe children born to illegal immigrant parents should get automatic U.S. citizenship. In a video posted Saturday on YouTube, Hunter appears to be taking questions from the crowd when he is asked if he would support the deportation of children born to illegal immigrants. “I would have to,” he said. “It’s a complex issue and it’s… you...
  • IMMIGRATION REFORM RALLY: Organizers expect 10,000 Reid and Berkley scheduled to speak

    04/10/2010 7:41:36 AM PDT · by redreno · 84 replies · 2,428+ views
    Las Vegas Review ^ | Apr. 10, 2010 | KRISTI JOURDAN
    For 18-year-old Kenia Pedroza, immigration reform means seeing the grandmother who raised her from a toddler when her mother died. Pedroza's grandmother voluntarily headed back to Mexico once her husband, who was undocumented, was deported a few years ago. Her grandmother was in the process of becoming a naturalized U.S. citizen when she had to move south to be with her spouse. The couple had three children in California, including Pedroza's father, which is how the teen became a citizen.
  • Justices to Weigh Law on Gaining Citizenship via Parents

    03/23/2010 2:21:12 AM PDT · by Palter · 12 replies · 755+ views
    The New York Times ^ | 22 Mar 2010 | ADAM LIPTAK
    The Supreme Court on Monday agreed to decide if mothers and fathers may be treated differently in determining whether their children may claim American citizenship. The case involves Ruben Flores-Villar, who was born in Tijuana, Mexico, but was raised by his father and grandmother, both American citizens, in San Diego. His mother was Mexican, and his parents were not married. Mr. Flores-Villar tried to avoid deportation by claiming American citizenship. The United States Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit, in San Francisco, rejected that claim under a law that spelled out different requirements for mothers and fathers whose children...
  • South Texan may be the next drug king

    01/25/2010 6:54:34 AM PST · by SwinneySwitch · 12 replies · 1,264+ views
    Express-News ^ | 01/24/2010 | Jason Buch
    <p>LAREDO — In Mexico, they call him “El Tigrillo,” a kind of wildcat, and sing his praises, ranking him among those of the country's top drug lords.</p> <p>In Texas, he played high school football, and a coach nicknamed him “Barbie” because of his light hair and eyes.</p>
  • Egyptian family's baby is Tarrant County's first for 2010

    01/02/2010 2:08:46 PM PST · by Dubya · 25 replies · 1,565+ views
    STAR-TELEGRAM ^ | DIANE SMITH
    FORT WORTH — Maria Wahba slept through her own party. The baby, who was born at John Peter Smith Hospital six minutes after midnight on New Year’s Day, was the center of attention Friday afternoon as cameras gathered to take photos of Tarrant County’s first baby of 2010. Mother Manja Daood joked that it took her two years to deliver little Maria: Her contractions started about 7 a.m. Thursday, in 2009, and didn’t end until just after midnight, she said.
  • Georgia lawmaker wants to end ‘birthright citizenship’

    05/26/2009 5:27:42 AM PDT · by Sinschild · 98 replies · 2,186+ views
    AJC.Com ^ | May 25, 2009 | AJC.Com
    <p>U.S. Rep. Nathan Deal, a Republican candidate for governor of Georgia, has proposed changing the long-standing federal policy that automatically grants citizenship to any baby born on U.S. soil, a move opposed by immigrant rights advocates.</p> <p>Supporters of Deal’s proposal say “birthright citizenship” encourages illegal immigration and makes enforcement of immigration laws more difficult. Opponents say the proposed law wouldn’t solve the illegal immigration problem and goes against this country’s traditions of welcoming immigrants.</p>
  • 15-year-old delivers Parkland's (Dallas) first baby of 2009

    01/01/2009 10:55:34 AM PST · by gop4lyf · 134 replies · 2,993+ views
    Dallas’ Parkland Memorial Hospital didn’t have to wait long to welcome the first baby of 2009 — a baby boy named Justin Daniel Ramirez arrived at 12:16 a.m. Justin’s mom, a 15-year-old Dallas eighth-grader named Fernanda Rios, couldn’t stop smiling as she cradled her new son in her arms Thursday morning. “I was nervous at first about what my mom would say, but I told her I would try my best and she said okay,” Fernanda said. Fernanda said she lives with her boyfriend, a 20-year-old construction worker, at her mom’s place
  • Arizona's birth 'dearth' evidence of illegals fleeing the state? (Births to illegals Fell?)

    09/21/2008 11:00:56 AM PDT · by GOPGuide · 9 replies · 207+ views
    Audacious Epigone ^ | September 20, 2008 | Audacious Epigone
    Last year, Arizona passed a set of enforcement laws known as the Legal Arizona Workers Act. Before the laws came into effect and ahead of legal challenges to their constitutionality, there was anecdotal evidence that tens or hundreds of illegal immigrants were leaving the state on a daily basis. The "massive deportations" argument was shown to be a strawman. Most illegal immigrants will leave of their own volition when laws are passed requiring them to do so or risk facing forcible action. Make it more difficult for illegal settlers to live in a place illegally, and they are less likely...
  • Deportation Separates American Girl from Mexican Mother (CNN Illegal sob story)

    09/09/2008 1:23:07 PM PDT · by wac3rd · 34 replies · 219+ views
    CNN ^ | 8-9-08 | Thelma Guitterez
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  • Pull Up Our Anchors To Discourage Illegal Immigration

    07/29/2008 7:24:24 AM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 25 replies · 226+ views
    The Bulletin [Philadelphia, PA] ^ | July 29, 2008 | By: Herb Denenberg
    Contrary to popular opinion, current practice, and the conventional wisdom, children of illegal aliens born in the U.S. should not receive automatic citizenship. These children, sometimes called "anchor babies," have been thought to deserve automatic or birthright citizenship in accordance with the Constitution. However, Dr. Edward J. Erler, a political science professor at California State University, San Bernardino and a fellow at the Claremont Institute, makes a persuasive case against giving birthright citizenship to illegal-alien children born in the U.S. This month's issue of Hillsdale College's journal Imprimis discusses his views. It is one of the most valuable publications on...
  • VIN SUPRYNOWICZ: Born in the USA -- and automatically a citizen?

    07/27/2008 5:50:41 AM PDT · by rellimpank · 14 replies · 246+ views
    Las Vegas Review-Journal ^ | 27 july 08 | Vin Suprynowicz
    In the July issue of Imprimis, an outreach publication of Michigan's free-market-oriented Hillsdale College, Edward J. Erler, professor of political science at California State San Bernardino, challenges the prevailing wisdom that the 14th Amendment bestows "birthright citizenship" on the newborn child of any illegal alien who can manage to avoid deportation long enough to give birth -- usually in a taxpayer-funded hospital. The 14th, adopted in 1868, was intended to make formal what the Civil War had accomplished de facto -- the recognition that the former slaves were now citizens of the United States, with the full rights thereof. Thus...
  • MCSO: Illegal Immigrant Rapes, Impregnates Girl, 11

    05/02/2008 4:14:09 PM PDT · by mdittmar · 40 replies · 93+ views
    KPHO ^ | May 2, 2008 | KPHO
    RAINBOW VALLEY, Ariz. -- An 18-year-old illegal immigrant has been arrested in connection with the rape of an 11-year-old girl, Maricopa County sheriff's deputies said.Enrique Jacobo-Valdez was booked into the Fourth Avenue Jail on two counts of sexual conduct with a minor.Jacobo-Valdez is currently unemployed and had a warrant out for his arrest from Pinal County for possession of dangerous drugs, deputies said.He was living with the child's family at the time of the alleged incident. The sheriff's office said it dispatched deputies after receiving a phone call Thursday from the victim's grandmother indicating that she found the 11-year-old locked...
  • N.M. town split over immigrant's removal (from high school , 18 and pregnant)

    03/04/2008 5:03:49 PM PST · by NormsRevenge · 71 replies · 319+ views
    AP on Yahoo ^ | 3/4/08 | Deborah Baker - ap
    ROSWELL, N.M. - Karina Acosta's senior year at Roswell High came to an abrupt end after she was ticketed for blocking a fire lane outside a school and driving without a license. The officer who stopped her — a Roswell policeman assigned to the school — asked her for proof of legal U.S. residency. Acosta, an illegal immigrant, had none. The officer telephoned immigration authorities, and Acosta, 18 and pregnant, was sent back to Mexico. The episode has caused a furor in town, with teachers and others complaining that Acosta's treatment violated the spirit, if not the letter, of a...
  • Arizona law pressures immigrants to move (BOO-HOO)

    03/01/2008 4:27:59 AM PST · by radar101 · 36 replies · 153+ views
    EXAMINER.com ^ | Feb 29, 2008 | JACQUES BILLEAUD
    PHOENIX - Parents are pulling students out of school. Construction workers are abandoning their jobs. Families are hastily moving out of apartments. Two months after Arizona enacted a law punishing employers who hire illegal immigrants, the law is already achieving one of its goals: Scores of immigrants are fleeing to other states or back to their Latin American homelands. Gaby Espinoza, who has been unemployed since November, is among those affected. She gave up looking for a job because of the law and may have to return to Mexico. Espinoza's husband works here legally, but the law means that employers...
  • Plan limits babies' rights to citizenship

    12/30/2007 7:13:44 AM PST · by HiJinx · 159 replies · 849+ views
    Arizona Daily Star ^ | December 30, 2007 | Howard Fischer
    PHOENIX — The architect of Arizona's new employer sanctions law, which takes effect Tuesday, is crafting a series of new measures aimed at people who entered the U.S. illegally. Rep. Russell Pearce, R-Mesa, says he is introducing measures this legislative session to: ● Deny regular birth certificates to babies born in Arizona unless at least one parent proves citizenship. ● Expand the state crime of trespass to cover anyone in the U.S. without authorization. ● Require proof of legal presence in the U.S. to register a vehicle or get a title. ● Deny workers' compensation benefits to undocumented workers injured...
  • Giuliani: Kids of Illegal Immigrants OK

    11/30/2007 3:59:11 PM PST · by calcowgirl · 148 replies · 110+ views
    AP via google ^ | November 30, 2007 | JIM DAVENPORT
    BLUFFTON, S.C. (AP) — Republican White House hopeful Rudy Giuliani said Friday he wouldn't try to change laws that make citizens of children born in the U.S. to illegal immigrants, noting that it's a matter determined by the Constitution. "That's a very delicate balance that's been arrived at, and I wouldn't change that," Giuliani said in response to a question while campaigning at Sun City Hilton Head, a sprawling retirement community down the South Carolina coast from Charleston. In Wednesday night's Republican debate, Giuliani and nomination rival Mitt Romney traded accusations of being soft on illegal immigration, and Giuliani took...
  • Romney Eyeing End to Birthright Citizenship

    10/24/2007 10:06:23 AM PDT · by nordicstan · 156 replies · 103+ views
    ABC ^ | July 22, 2007 | abc
    ABC News' Teddy Davis Reports: Republican presidential hopeful Mitt Romney backs an end to the policy known as chain migration but he has not yet reached a conclusion on the more controversial question of whether the United States should end birthright citizenship for children born in the United States to illegal immigrants. "On the birthright citizenship issue, we're still looking at it," Romney adviser Eric Fehrnstrom told ABC News. .. At present, all babies born in the United States -- except those born to enemy aliens in wartime or the children of foreign diplomats -- enjoy American citizenship under the...
  • Are Children Born Of Illegal Immigrants Automatically Citizens?

    09/18/2007 9:47:10 AM PDT · by AuntB · 335 replies · 457+ views
    Post Chronicle ^ | Sept. 17, 2007 | Vincent Gioia
    A common misconception is that the Constitution through the Fourteenth Amendment confers citizenship upon everyone born in the United States, whether or not they were born to an illegal alien. Actually, the Constitution itself does not provide citizenship to those born of illegal parents; the Supreme Court only said it did in an 1898 decision known as 'U.S. v. Wong Ark Can', and it is politically correct to accept this Supreme Court decision while ignoring others. The problem is that the court majority in the Wong Ark Can case, as is so often today, 'made law' according to their personal...
  • Editorial: U.S.-born? So what?

    09/16/2007 5:29:00 PM PDT · by SmithL · 77 replies · 1,016+ views
    Sacramento Bee ^ | 9/16/7 | Editor
    From its beginnings as a nation, the United States differed from Europe in its citizenship policies, welcoming all those born on U.S. territory as U.S. citizens. Now Rep. Dan Lungren, R-Gold River, and 89 other Republican members of Congress want to end the tradition of birthright citizenship. Eleven of 19 Republicans in the California congressional delegation have signed on to sponsor this terrible bill (HR 1940) that would move the United States toward becoming a restrictionist nation of descent based on parentage. In practical terms, if this bill passed, no longer could people born in the United States simply show...
  • 2 arrested as immigration activists storm congressional offices

    09/12/2007 1:23:57 PM PDT · by SmithL · 60 replies · 1,337+ views
    WASHINGTON, (AP) -- An 8-year-old boy whose mother was deported to Mexico led a chanting crowd of about 150 pro-immigration activists through congressional offices today. Capitol police arrested two demonstrators. Saul Arellano carried a banner that read, "Born in the USA. Don't take our moms and dads away."
  • Deportee's son, 8, appeals to Pelosi {Elvira}

    09/13/2007 7:36:39 AM PDT · by 3AngelaD · 40 replies · 783+ views
    Washington Times ^ | September 13, 2007 | Julia Duin
    An 8-year-old boy led 200 chanting, singing immigration activists to House Speaker Nancy Pelosi's office yesterday armed with a letter begging the California Democrat to move quickly to stop deportations. Saul Arellano, the son of recently deported illegal alien Elvira Arellano, has emerged as a leading icon in the immigration movement. Miss Arellano had promised to come to the District yesterday for an immigration-reform prayer vigil before being sent back to Mexico on Aug. 19. But Saul..showed up in her place. Accompanied by several TV cameras and a statue of Our Lady of Guadalupe, he marched through the halls of...
  • ICE: Tab to remove illegal residents would approach $100 billion

    09/12/2007 8:29:51 PM PDT · by LouAvul · 133 replies · 1,340+ views
    cnn ^ | 9-12-07
    It would cost at least $94 billion to find, detain and remove all 12 million people believed to be staying illegally in the United States, the federal government estimated Wednesday. Julie Myers, the head of Immigration and Customs Enforcement, gave the figure during a hearing before a Senate committee Wednesday. She acknowledged it was based on "very rough calculations." An ICE spokesman later said the $94 billion did not include the cost of finding illegal immigrants, nor court costs -- dollar amounts that are largely unknowable. He said the amount was calculated by multiplying the estimated 12 million people by...
  • This land is mine (The Elvira Arellano sanctuary saga)

    08/27/2007 5:59:46 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 18 replies · 927+ views
    World Net Daily ^ | August 27, 2007 | Barbara Simpson
    Yes, this land (the United States of America) is my land, and I don't plan to give it up easily. In fact, I don't plan to give it up at all, nor do I plan to give it away. Those words, with that emphasis, have clear meaning. I speak as an American citizen and for fellow citizens who value our country and our citizenship. We won't give up what's ours and what has been preserved with the lives and blood of millions who fought to protect what we have and what our freedoms make possible. Those four words constitute the...
  • Difficult delivery for the undocumented

    07/09/2007 4:53:33 AM PDT · by Kid Shelleen · 50 replies · 1,471+ views
    Philadelphia Inquirer ^ | 07/08/07 | Stacey Burling
    Rocio, a Mexican woman living in Norristown, is scheduled to have her second baby, a boy, by cesarean section next Sunday at Montgomery Hospital. At that point, Medicaid, the federal and state insurance program for the poor, will pay for her hospital care and that of her baby, who will be an American citizen. --snip-- There is a problem with underreporting of how many undocumented women there really are, and they're putting a huge strain on all of the safety-net systems," said Natalie Levkovich, executive director of the Health Federation of Philadelphia. "We're all in the same miserable, leaky boat