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  • Ted Cruz Conflicting Stances on Birthright Citizenship [14th Amendment]

    01/19/2016 11:30:34 AM PST · by Enlightened1 · 72 replies
    Youtube ^ | 09/25/15
    Ted Cruz's Amazing Stances on Birthright Citizenship and the 14th Amendment from 2011 to 2015.
  • Can someone explain to me why no one supported Scott Walker?

    09/22/2015 6:21:01 AM PDT · by Sean_Anthony · 109 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 09/22/15 | Dan Calabrese
    Once again, I don't get it. Here are some dopey cliches not to use in your answers: He “didn’t resonate”. He “wasn’t ready for prime time”. He “failed to gain traction”. He was “a wallflower in the debates”. Stop it. I can talk like a Chuck Todd too, but what good would that do anyone? You want to not only win the presidency, but you want to elect someone who is not only conservative but has proven he can achieve difficult conservative goals even in a very hostile environment - right?
  • Anchor Babies and Jeb Bush on Trial in Texas

    09/04/2015 5:30:36 AM PDT · by xzins · 51 replies
    CHQ ^ | 9/4/2015 | CHQ Staff
    The First Lady of the Conservative Movement, and our longtime friend, Phyllis Schlafly has posted an excellent article on Townhall explaining that a federal case moving to trial in Texas could provide a means to stop the practice of extending automatic U.S. citizenship to children born to illegal aliens. Jeb BushRepublican presidential candidate Donald Trump recently called for legislation to end that unpopular practice, which polls show Americans oppose by more than 2 to 1, and even Jeb Bush admitted that it’s perfectly legitimate to call those children "anchor babies." The Pew Research Center estimated that 340,000 children are born...
  • Birth Rights: CITIZENSHIP AND THE CONSTITUTION

    09/04/2015 10:49:16 AM PDT · by WilliamofCarmichael · 7 replies
    constitutioncenter.org ^ | January, 2011 | Linda R. Monk, J.D.
    A great brief history leading to the 14th Amendment including comments from the members of Congress at the time. But unfortunately "the intent of the Citizenship Clause was somewhat mixed, leaving the Supreme Court to determine its construction." However.."The Supreme Court has not directly addressed the question of whether the children of illegal immigrants are eligible for birthright citizenship under the Fourteenth Amendment. In INS v. Rios-Pineda (1985), the Court said in dicta, or language not directly part of the holding in the case, that children born in the United States to illegal immigrants are citizens. 47 The Court did...
  • [Catholic Caucus] Archbishop assails Trump over birthright citizenship repeal

    09/02/2015 3:42:25 AM PDT · by markomalley · 38 replies
    AP ^ | 9/2/15
    The leader of the Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Philadelphia on Tuesday attacked Republican presidential front-runner Donald Trump's call for ending automatic citizenship for children born to immigrants living illegally in the U.S., saying the idea "plays on our worst fears and resentments.""Some in public life — notably, but not only, Donald Trump — have called for an end to birthright citizenship," Archbishop Charles Chaput said in remarks prepared for a church forum that was part of the run-up of activities to a visit later this month by Pope Francis. "This is a profoundly bad idea."The archbishop said he hoped immigration...
  • Cheapening, Devaluing, and Diluting Citizenship

    09/02/2015 4:00:04 AM PDT · by TexasGunRunner · 7 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 9/2/2015 | Brian T. Carter
    September 2, 2015 Cheapening, Devaluing, and Diluting Citizenship By Brian T. Carter Yusef is a five-year-old United States citizen. His parents aren't U.S. citizens. He speaks no English. He doesn't dress or act like an American. He doesn’t remember America. Abdul is Yusef's brother and also a U.S. citizen. He understands very little English. He speaks, reads, and writes in Arabic. At age 14, he obsesses about football, but not American football. He has no memories of Georgia. Around 1999, their father attended Southern Polytechnic State University in Marietta, Georgia on a student visa. Abdul was born while the family...
  • Anchor Babies on Trial in Texas

    09/01/2015 8:49:08 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 12 replies
    Townh ^ | 09/01/2015 | Phyllis Schlafly
    A federal case moving to trial in Texas could provide a means to stop the practice of extending automatic U.S. citizenship to children born to illegal aliens. Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump recently called for legislation to end that unpopular practice, which polls show Americans oppose by more than 2 to 1, and even Jeb Bush admitted that it’s perfectly legitimate to call those children "anchor babies." The Pew Research Center estimated that 340,000 children are born annually to citizens of Mexico and other foreign countries who are living illegally in the United States, and that doesn’t include children born...
  • Gilmore challenges Trump to 'mano a mano' debate on birthright citizenship

    08/29/2015 10:40:16 PM PDT · by Red Steel · 79 replies
    Richmond Times Dispatch ^ | Friday, August 28, 2015 5:00 pm | Andrew Cain
    Former Gov. Jim Gilmore, who is seeking the Republican presidential nomination, on Friday challenged GOP front-runner Donald Trump to a “mano a mano” debate on birthright citizenship. Gilmore has criticized Trump’s plan to overturn the birthright citizenship provision of the 14th Amendment to the U.S. Constitution. It guarantees citizenship to babies born in the U.S., even if their parents are in the U.S. illegally. “Donald Trump is wrong on this issue and on his views of the 14th Amendment,” Gilmore said in a statement. “I challenge Donald Trump to debate ‘mano a mano’ on this issue. His comments are irresponsible,...
  • U.S. Taxpayers Bear Weight Of Anchor Babies

    08/29/2015 9:58:17 AM PDT · by BradtotheBone · 21 replies
    Investors Busniess Daily ^ | 08/28/2015 06:48 PM ET
    Borders: Hillary Clinton scolded Donald Trump for using the term "anchor babies" to describe birth tourism among Hispanic illegals, arguing that they should just be called "babies." Actually, they should be called "welfare babies." According to a Center for Immigration Studies report, a whopping 75% of Mexican and Guatemalan legal and illegal immigrants with children are using federal welfare programs. Primarily they are exploiting Medicaid and the food-stamp and Women, Infants, and Children (WIC) programs. Only immigrants from the Dominican Republic use welfare at higher rates. The states where immigrant households with children have the highest welfare-use rates are all...
  • Deconstructing "Birthright Citizenry"

    08/28/2015 3:03:00 PM PDT · by betty boop · 77 replies
    self/vanity | August 28, 2015 | Jean F. Drew
    Thanks in very large part to The Donald, the illegal immigration issue has come raging to the fore in the consciousness of a great many American citizens (and others) in recent times. People are not only thinking about the issue, but they have started talking about it, oftentimes with great passion. And this is so regardless of which side of the dispute the contenders align with. It seems there are two basic, contending schools of thought, both premised in the Fourteenth Amendment, which says: Section 1. All persons born or naturalized in the United States, and subject to the jurisdiction...
  • Korean-American groups demand Jeb Bush's apology for 'anchor baby' remark

    08/28/2015 3:41:14 PM PDT · by Kid Shelleen · 27 replies
    Korean-American groups demanded Friday that Republican presidential hopeful Jeb Bush apologize for accusing Asian people of abusing the birthright citizenship law. Bush made the accusation earlier this week in an apparent attempt to mollify Hispanic voters after coming under fire for using the term "anchor baby," which refers to children born in the U.S. to undocumented parents. The term is widely considered offensive by Hispanics. Asked whether his use of the term would hurt his support among Hispanics, Bush said he was referring mostly to Asians. On Friday, Korean-American organizations, including the Korean American Civic Empowerment, held a joint press...
  • The children of illegal immigrants are not born American citizens

    08/28/2015 7:44:54 AM PDT · by Yashcheritsiy · 39 replies
    Renew America ^ | August 28, 2015 | Tim Dunkin
    Once again, Donald Trump has managed to open up a robust national discussion about an issue that up to this point had been largely ignored by the political class. This time, the discussion is about so-called "birthright citizenship," the idea that whenever a foreign national (regardless of legal status and with a very few exceptions) has a child on American soil, this child automatically becomes an American citizen from birth. This approach to citizenship has been the de facto (though not de jure) approach to the issue of "anchor babies," the children of illegal aliens who come to the United...
  • The Children of Illegal Immigrants Are Not Born American Citizens

    08/27/2015 6:39:12 PM PDT · by Sean_Anthony · 7 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 08/27/15 | Tim Dunkin
    Anchor Babies, Common Law, The Constitution, Eliminate birthright citizenship for the children of illegal immigrants Once again, Donald Trump has managed to open up a robust national discussion about an issue that up to this point had been largely ignored by the political class. This time, the discussion is about so-called “birthright citizenship,” the idea that whenever a foreign national (regardless of legal status and with a very few exceptions) has a child on American soil, this child automatically becomes an American citizen from birth. This approach to citizenship has been the de facto (though not de jure) approach to...
  • MARCO RUBIO OPPOSED TO ANY EFFORT AGAINST BIRTHRIGHT CITIZENSHIP

    08/27/2015 6:54:38 PM PDT · by gwgn02 · 53 replies
    TheRightScoop ^ | 8.27.2015 | TheRightScoop
    RINO Hugh Hewitt put the big question to Marco Rubio that conservatives are voraciously debating at the moment – does he support efforts to repeal the Fourteenth Amendment as it’s been understood for decades? RINO Rubio follows many other GOP candidates’ response which is that if we simply enforce the laws as they stand now, we don’t need to change birthright citizenship. But repealing it by repeal or statute is a terribly popular idea among the conservative base, and his numbers are slipping, so it may be an existential question for him. And he answered in the negative.
  • Mexico warns Texas not to refuse its immigrants' babies U.S. birth certificates(GO AHEAD, Mexico)

    08/27/2015 5:12:18 PM PDT · by bestintxas · 74 replies
    fox news ^ | 8/27/15 | fox news latino
    The Mexican government is warning that Texas’ denial of birth certificates for U.S. children born here to undocumented immigrants stands to imperil the relationship between Mexico and the Lone Star State. The concern was raised in an amicus brief filed Monday evening to lend support to immigrants parents who sued Texas after being denied birth certificates for their U.S.-born children, even after showing their “matrículas,” the ID cards issued by the Mexican consulate to undocumented immigrants. Mexico says the practice stands in stark contrast to the historical practice among countries to accept passports or other forms of ID to issue...
  • Anchors Away: Ridiculous to believe that the 14th Amendment was intended for children of illegals

    08/27/2015 5:52:59 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 14 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 08/27/2015 | Jan LaRue
    “Bin Laden 2016” raises the question: Does “birthright citizenship,” regardless of parentage, qualify one to become president of the United States? Now that I have your attention, let’s consider a logical consequence of the current policy of the U.S. government, granting “birthright citizenship” to a child born in the United States of illegal immigrants, otherwise known as an “anchor baby.” Section I of the 14th Amendment to the U.S. Constitution 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.” At...
  • Mexico warns Texas not to refuse its immigrants' babies U.S. birth certificates

    08/27/2015 4:17:28 PM PDT · by Extremely Extreme Extremist · 119 replies
    FOX NEWS LATINO ^ | 27 AUGUST 2015 | FOX NEWS LATINO
    The Mexican government is warning that Texas’ denial of birth certificates for U.S. children born here to undocumented immigrants stands to imperil the relationship between Mexico and the Lone Star State. The concern was raised in an amicus brief filed Monday evening to lend support to immigrants parents who sued Texas after being denied birth certificates for their U.S.-born children, even after showing their “matrículas,” the ID cards issued by the Mexican consulate to undocumented immigrants.
  • The Constitution Still Doesn’t Grant Birthright Citizenship

    08/27/2015 3:56:40 AM PDT · by markomalley · 23 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | 8/27/15 | Ann Coulter
    To support his insane interpretation of the post-Civil War amendments as granting citizenship to the kids of illegal aliens, Fox News’ Bill O’Reilly is now taking job applications for the nonexistent — but dearly hoped-for — Jeb! administration, live, during his show.(Apparently my debate with O’Reilly will be conducted in my column, Twitter feed and current bestselling book, Adios, America, against the highest-rated show on cable news.)Republicans have been out of the White House for seven long years, and GOP lawyers are getting impatient. So now they’re popping up on Fox News’ airwaves, competing to see who can denounce Donald...
  • Supreme Court Mistake That Opened the Door to Birthright Citizenship

    08/27/2015 7:14:30 AM PDT · by E. Pluribus Unum · 13 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 08/27/2015 | Ken Klukowski
    Advocates of birthright citizenship are finally getting their act together, moving away from commentators who are manifestly clueless on the legal arguments for and against the proposition that the Fourteenth Amendment guarantees citizenship to every child born in America, shifting their focus to lawyers and scholars who have seriously studied this issue and can give a serious defense of birthright citizenship—a serious defense that, nonetheless, is wrong.
  • 14th Amendment Does NOT Give Citizenship to Aliens Born in the United States.

    08/27/2015 7:23:36 AM PDT · by dangus · 127 replies
    Based on Senate Hearings on proposing the 14th Amendment | 8-27-2015 | Dangus
    The chattering class insists that the 14th amendment automatically grants citizenship to children of illegal aliens. They do this by relying on the public's ignorance of the 14th amendment and the obscurity of the meaning of "under the jurisdiction thereof. The author of the 14th amendment was very clear when he proposed it, however: "This amendment, which I have offered is simply declaratory ... that every person born within the United States, and subject to their jurisdiction is by virtue of natural law and national law a citizen of the United States. This will not of course include persons born...
  • SMALL BUT HONEST COLUMNIST AGAIN FORCED TO CORRECT HIGHEST-RATED SHOW ON CABLE TV

    08/26/2015 10:27:55 PM PDT · by Rummyfan · 9 replies
    Ann Coulter Dot Com ^ | 26 Aug 2015 | Ann Coulter
    To support his insane interpretation of the post-Civil War amendments as granting citizenship to the kids of illegal aliens, Fox News' Bill O'Reilly is now taking job applications for the nonexistent -- but dearly hoped-for -- Jeb! administration, live, during his show. (Apparently my debate with O'Reilly will be conducted in my column, Twitter feed and current bestselling book, Adios, America, against the highest-rated show on cable news.) Republicans have been out of the White House for seven long years, and GOP lawyers are getting impatient. So now they're popping up on Fox News' airwaves, competing to see who can...
  • CNN Editorial: The real 'anchor babies' are conservatives, not Asians

    08/26/2015 6:08:03 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 36 replies
    CNN Editorial ^ | 08/26/2015 | Jeff Yang
    There are few uglier phrases in the modern conservative lexicon than "anchor baby," not least because of the literal imagery the term brings to mind of a human infant, wrapped in chains and flung overboard to secure a vessel in place. But even as a figure of speech, it's a despicable concept. It refers to the notion that undocumented immigrants exploit the quintessentially American policy of birthright citizenship, which confers the status of citizen to anyone born on U.S. territory, by sneaking across the border to give birth to their children. Republican presidential candidate Jeb Bush recently stumbled into the...
  • Immigration Issues Hang Over Jeb Bush's Colorado Campaign Stop

    08/26/2015 1:58:19 PM PDT · by jimbo123 · 12 replies
    KKTV ^ | 8/26/15 | AP
    Jeb Bush came to the Veterans of Foreign Wars post to talk about veterans' affairs but two words hung over the town hall event in a Denver suburb Tuesday: anchor babies. -snip- "When I was 17 years old, I fell in love with Columba Garnica de Bush," he said, referring to his Mexican-born wife. "It's going to be really hard for me to get lectured to by anybody about the politics of immigration."
  • What do other countries’ constitutions say about birthright citizenship?

    08/26/2015 8:29:36 AM PDT · by mandaladon · 7 replies
    Yahoo News ^ | 26 Aug 2015 | Scott Bomboy
    Birthright citizenship isn’t just an American political and legal issue. Here is a quick look at how other nations deal with the question of citizenship for people born within their borders to non-citizen parents. In the United States, the current debate is over the Constitution’s 14th Amendment, and whether its Citizenship Clause extends to the children of undocumented immigrants. The 14th Amendment’s Citizenship Clause 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.” Since the Supreme Court’s 1898 decision in...
  • Ted Cruz is just another smarmy politician

    08/26/2015 6:26:21 AM PDT · by libertarian neocon · 177 replies
    Libertarian Neocon ^ | libertarian neocon
    I've always liked Ted Cruz, he is the Republican who I agree with most on the issues.  He's free market, pro-life and for a measured foreign policy (less aggressive than Marco Rubio but more aggressive than Rand Paul).  Most importantly, he would stick to his ideals despite pressure from the establishment.  He may have made some tactical errors because of that but I couldn't help but admire him for his idealism.  He has been the candidate that I would have voted for if I didn't care at all about electability.  Unfortunately, his interview last night with Megyn Kelly unmasked him...
  • Birth tourism from China to the U.S. actually is a problem [Jeb Bush was right]

    08/26/2015 6:07:48 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 16 replies
    Hotair ^ | 08/26/2015 | Taylor Millard
    Jeb Bush is getting some heat for a comment he made in South Texas where he said his use of the term “anchor babies” didn’t involve Central Americans, but Asians. He’s actually right (and this is one of the few times I’ll write this). Here’s his comment: As I said in Spanish. My background, my life, the fact that I’m immersed in the immigrant experience. This is…this is ludicrous for the Clinton campaign and others to suggest that somehow, somehow, I’m using a derogatory term. What I was talking about was the specific case of fraud being committed where...
  • What Did the 14th Amendment Congress Think About ‘Birthright Citizenship’?

    08/25/2015 10:12:38 PM PDT · by RC one · 43 replies
    the American Spectator ^ | 8.24.15 | Mark Pulliam
    The issue is whether children born in the United States—even if their parents are foreign nationals who entered this country illegally—automatically become citizens. Current law supposes that they do—a concept termed “birthright citizenship.” Many people erroneously think this concept is dictated by the Constitution or enshrined in a U.S. Supreme Court decision. Not so. Section 1 of the 14th Amendment—the Citizenship Clause—states that “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.” When Senator Lyman Trumbell (D-IL), Chairman of the Judiciary...
  • Anchor Baby, Slip a Passport Under the Tree for Me... (Santa Baby) Steyn

    08/25/2015 6:26:48 PM PDT · by Chickensoup · 14 replies
    Steynonline ^ | 08.25.15 | Mark Steyn
    America's Anchorman, Rush Limbaugh, returns to the airwaves tomorrow, so, as EIB's very own Anchor Baby, I enjoyed a second day behind the Golden EIB Microphone. You can find a few moments from the show here: The Republican Party has become the party of 'Nothing Can Be Done.' It's the Council of Despair. Donald Trump is the symptom, but the disease is a do-nothing Republican Party. I asked the question during the show "What is the Republican Party for?" I'm not sure I got a satisfactory answer. One chap who might have provided one is Rick Wilson, the self-proclaimed top...
  • Census: Anchor Baby Delivered Every 93 Seconds

    08/25/2015 6:02:02 PM PDT · by markomalley · 16 replies
    Big Government ^ | 8/25/15 | Julia Hahn
    One out of about every twelve newborns in the United States is an anchor baby, or the U.S.-born child of illegal migrants, according to a Pew Research Center study. This means that one anchor baby is delivered every 93 seconds, based on the 2008 census data analyzed by the Pew.The huge number of foreign children born on U.S. soil– roughly 340,000 per year— is also an economic imposition on Americans, who pay taxes to help raise, feed, and educate those children of illegal migrants.Eventually, those 340,000 U.S.-born foreign children can join the U.S. workforce and compete for wages against the...
  • The Unconstitutional “Anchor Baby” Delusion

    08/25/2015 4:10:05 PM PDT · by Sean_Anthony · 2 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 08/25/15 | Lt. Col. (P) Bill Connor
    The Congressional and historic record make clear that the legal concept of birthright citizenship, used by countless aliens to gain U.S. citizenship through anchor babies, is both wrong and unconstitutional. “The United States have not recognized a double allegiance. By our law a citizen is bound to be ‘true and faithful’ alone to our government.” – House Report No. 784, June 22, 1874 With the 2016 election heating up, many Americans are finding the opportunity to express anger over the nation’s illegal immigration problems. Donald Trump, a long-shot as a presidential candidate (having never held public office), shot to the...
  • Trump vs. Jorge Ramos on Birthright Citizenship, Wall:

    08/25/2015 4:43:04 PM PDT · by mandaladon · 49 replies
    Real Clear Politics ^ | 25 Aug 2015
    Trump vs. Jorge Ramos on Birthright Citizenship, Wall: "Building A Building That's 95 Stories Tall" More Difficult full title Univision anchor Jorge Ramos took on Donald Trump at a press conference held by the Republican presidential candidate in Dubuque, Iowa on Tuesday evening. The two went head to head for five minutes over birthright citizenship, how Trump would build a wall, how he would deport illegal immigrants and more. Trump fought back against Ramos and attempted to get him to acknowledge crime committed by illegal immigrants. Earlier, Ramos was ejected from the presser for stepping out of turn. Ramos asked...
  • Levin calls Bush & O’Reilly out on Birthright Citizenship

    08/25/2015 4:01:57 PM PDT · by Sean_Anthony · 8 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 08/25/15 | Judi McLeod
    Bush will continue to pander to illegal alien voting blocs with his blarney on birthright citizenship under the 14th amendment, and O’Reilly will continue to hide propaganda in his nightly 8 p.m. bloviating Taking his signature surefire aim, talk show radio host Mark Levin zapped the man he so colorfully nicknames “the 8 PMer” with a slingshot last night. In fact, Levin took out the proverbial two birds with one stone by zapping both ‘8 PMer’ Bill O’Reilly and presidential hopeful Jeb Bush on their carefully crafted lies on “birthright citizenship” under the 14th amendment. Most folk have come to...
  • Scott Walker falls flat on his face

    08/25/2015 10:31:59 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 60 replies
    The Washington Post ^ | August 24, 2015 | Dana Milbank
    This is what happens when you try to trump the Donald. Scott Walker has for two decades won primary elections by refusing to allow any Republican to outmaneuver him on the right. So when Donald Trump, father of the Central Park ice rink, began skating circles around the Republican presidential field with his perfect execution of hard-line conservative positions, the Wisconsin governor tried to keep up by attempting more daring ideological leaps. But in recent days, Walker has spun himself into a triple axel — and landed on his face. First, asked by NBC’s Kasie Hunt whether he supported ending...
  • Jeb Bush’s Choice of Words Upsets Asian-Americans (now Yebbie's done it)

    08/25/2015 9:52:58 AM PDT · by RoosterRedux · 33 replies
    NYSlimes ^ | Alan Rappeport
    While trying to soothe feelings among Hispanics for use of the term “anchor babies,” former Gov. Jeb Bush of Florida appears to have offended some in the Asian-American community. Mr. Bush said on Monday that it was “ludicrous” to suggest that he was using a slur to talk about Hispanics when discussing birthright citizenship. He went on to explain that he was largely referring to people from Asian countries who sneak into the United States planning to give birth. “No matter which ethnic group you’re referring to, ‘anchor babies’ is a slur that stigmatizes children from birth,” said Representative Judy...
  • Trump slams Bush for tying Asians to 'anchor babies'

    08/25/2015 8:12:51 AM PDT · by jimbo123 · 21 replies
    CNN ^ | 8/25/15 | Ashley Killough and Tom LoBianco
    Donald Trump mocked Jeb Bush on Twitter on Tuesday morning after the former Florida governor dug himself into a deeper hole explaining his "anchor babies" comment. "In a clumsy move to get out of his 'anchor babies' dilemma, where he signed that he would not use the term and now uses it, he blamed ASIANS," Trump wrote. "Asians are very offended that JEB said that anchor babies applies to them as a way to be more politically correct to hispanics. A mess!" Trump then wrote, a few minutes later.
  • Asian Americans Tweet Outrage After Jeb Bush 'Anchor Baby' Gaffe

    08/25/2015 8:16:51 AM PDT · by jimbo123 · 52 replies
    NBC News ^ | 8/25/15 | FRANCES KAI-HWA WANG
    GOP presidential hopeful Jeb Bush's clarification of his usage of the term, "anchor baby" did not go over well with Asian Americans, who took to Twitter Monday evening in response to the former Florida governor's latest remarks. Bush, conflating the current debate over undocumented immigration with maternity tourism, effectively shifted the focus surrounding the use of the controversial term "anchor babies," from Hispanics to Asians. "What I was talking about was the specific case of fraud being committed, where there's organized efforts -- and frankly it's more related to Asian people coming into our country -- having children in that...
  • Jeb Bush says 'Anchor Babies' comment was about Asians, not Hispanics

    08/25/2015 8:33:11 AM PDT · by jimbo123 · 36 replies
    Valley Central ^ | 8/25/15 | Analise Ortiz
    Former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush defended the term “anchor babies” Monday during a visit to McAllen, saying the comment wouldn’t hurt him with Hispanic voters. Bush stopped at Palenque Grill on Monday — after a fundraiser at the McAllen Country Club and meeting with local leaders — to speak about immigration and border security. Action 4 News reporter Analise Ortiz asked Bush about using the derogatory term “anchor babies” during an interview with talk show host Bill Bennett on Aug. 19. “What I was talking about is the specific case of fraud being committed, where there’s organized efforts,” Bush said....
  • How to stop most "Anchor Babies" from being created.

    08/25/2015 8:52:36 AM PDT · by DiogenesLamp · 24 replies
    Today. | Me.
    The United States is being flooded with Immigrants, many of which have children here, and those children are currently regarded by the law as US Citizens. We refer to these children as "Anchor Babies", because they then allow for the rest of the family to be brought into the United States, thereby "anchoring" the family in the United States, where it otherwise would have no right to be. An Interesting and clever way of addressing the problem has recently occurred to me. The 14th amendment was originally understood as not applying to Indians, because they were not regarded as "subject...
  • Protesters expected to greet Jeb Bush in Englewood over ‘anchor babies’ comments

    08/25/2015 5:54:29 AM PDT · by jimbo123 · 19 replies
    KDVR ^ | 8/25/15 | JIM HOOLEY AND CNN WIRE
    Republican presidential candidate Jeb Bush will take part in a town hall meeting on Tuesday morning, but he also is expected to be met by a group protesters. Bush is holding the town hall to discuss veterans affairs at the VFW Post in Englewood. But a big demonstration is planned across the street. The protesters are upset that Bush and other Republican presidential candidates have used the term “anchor babies” over the past couple of weeks. Bush has used the term in stops around the country when discussing immigration. It describes the children who are born on U.S. soil to...
  • Obama Calls Economy ‘Stronger’ After Historic Crash On Wall Street

    08/25/2015 6:04:06 AM PDT · by E. Pluribus Unum · 20 replies
    Breitbart ^ | August 25, 2015 | Charlie Spiering
    President Obama insisted that the American economy is strong, even after $1.8 trillion in wealth vanished out of American households as a result of the stock market sell-off Monday. The Dow Jones Industrial Average closed down 588 points, the worst decline since August 2011 after plunging over 1,000 points earlier in the day. But Obama painted a rosy economic picture during a fundraiser last night with wealthy Democrats in a Las Vegas suburb.
  • Mexican and Central American Illegal Immigrants Sue Texas for Birth Certificates (for anchor babies)

    08/25/2015 6:04:19 AM PDT · by dennisw · 36 replies
    breitbart ^ | 24 Jul 2015 | Lana Shadwick
    Citizens of Mexico and several Central American nations have filed suit, claiming entitlement to birth certificates for their children born in the United States. They allege that the Texas denies them the certificates because they do not possess the required identification. The parent plaintiffs of the 23 children claim that the State of Texas violates their children’s rights because the Fourteenth Amendment to the United States Constitution provides that any child born on U.S. soil warrants American citizen. It also provides that they are citizens of the state where they reside. The plaintiffs and their children reside in Texas. At...
  • Jeb! clarifies: When I said ‘anchor babies’ I was talking about ASIANS

    08/24/2015 8:58:24 PM PDT · by Impala64ssa · 39 replies
    Liberty Unyielding ^ | 8/24/15 | J.E. Dyer
    What’s the aphorism? When you’re in a hole, stop digging? Jeb! Bush was in McAllen, Texas today, at the border with Mexico, raising funds and speaking Spanish. He was also deflecting persistent questions about his use of the expression “anchor babies,” which has had the mainstream media hounding him since he spoke it on Bill Bennett’s radio show last Wednesday (19 August). As Politico primly puts it: “Anchor babies” is a derogatory term used to describe children who are born in the United States to undocumented parents. Now, first of all, the MSM seem to have suffered CLIF — complete...
  • Jeb Bush defends 'anchor baby' use, at times in Spanish

    08/24/2015 6:57:58 PM PDT · by jimbo123 · 15 replies
    CNN ^ | 8/24/15 | Ashley Killough
    Former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush said Monday it's "ludicrous" that Democrats are attacking him for using the term "anchor baby" last week while talking about illegal immigration. "This is all how politics is played. And by the way, I think we all need to take a step back and chill out a little bit as it relates to the political correctness, that somehow you have to be scolded every time you say something," said the Republican presidential candidate. Speaking in English just as much as in Spanish, Bush took questions from reporters here in the border town of McAllen, Texas,...
  • Jeb Says ‘Anchor Baby’ Was Meant To Criticize Asians, Not Mexicans [VIDEO]

    08/24/2015 7:32:18 PM PDT · by markomalley · 55 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | 8/24/15 | Blake Neff
    Republican presidential candidate Jeb Bush rebuffed claims that the phrase “anchor baby” is offensive towards Hispanics, saying the media needs to “chill out” and that in any case the term is more targeted at Asians anyway.Bush first used the phrase “anchor baby” last Thursday on a conservative radio talk show, saying he supported greater efforts to prevent pregnant women from coming to the U.S. solely to give birth here. The term was dubbed offensive by Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton, and much of the media suggested the term was anti-Hispanic.But at a Monday appearance in McAllen, Texas, a majority-Hispanic city...
  • Jeb Bush Bungles ‘Anchor Baby’ Explanation

    08/24/2015 3:35:59 PM PDT · by jimbo123 · 13 replies
    Time Magazine ^ | 8/24/15 | Alex Altman
    The Republican presidential candidate says he was referring to Asians committing "fraud" Jeb Bush struggled Monday to explain his position on birthright citizenship, suggesting that his use of the term “anchor babies” was directed not at Hispanics but rather at Asians. “What I was talking about was the specific case of fraud being committed,” Bush told reporters during an immigration-focused press conference in McAllen, Tex. “Frankly it’s more related to Asian people [who are] coming into our country, having children, and… taking advantage of a noble concept, which is birthright citizenship.”
  • Sorry, Donald Trump: America needs birthright citizenship

    08/24/2015 4:18:22 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 64 replies
    The Week ^ | August 24, 2015 | Pascal-Emmanuel Gobry
    Conservatives usually believe in American exceptionalism, and in upholding the Constitution. Which is why it's strange to see so much conservative ebullience over Donald Trump's proposal to end birthright citizenship. It's not news that there are a significant number of Americans who are anxious about immigration — illegal and otherwise — and that they exert considerable political clout (though ultimately less than is sometimes breathlessly suggested). And many of those people fret about so-called "anchor babies." The problem with "anchor babies" is that they're a myth. (Trust me. As a Frenchman with a fertile wife who often wanted to emigrate...
  • Jeb Bush: Asians abusing US birthright citizenship

    08/24/2015 3:31:50 PM PDT · by jimbo123 · 46 replies
    TV5 ^ | 8/24/15 | Agence France-Presse
    Republican White House hopeful Jeb Bush on Monday accused Asians of abusing rules allowing infants born in the United States to be American citizens, amid a campaign row over immigration. Bush has clashed with rivals -- including the Republican presidential frontrunner billionaire Donald Trump and top Democratic candidate Hillary Clinton -- over use of the term "anchor babies," a derogatory description of children born in the United States to undocumented parents. Migrants' rights activists see the term as a slur used by anti-immigration campaigners to describe the babies of those who sneak across the border to give birth, gifting their...
  • Jeb Bush: 'Chill Out' on Criticism of 'Anchor Baby' Term (Calls out Asian anchor babies!)

    08/24/2015 1:37:35 PM PDT · by jimbo123 · 42 replies
    NBC News ^ | 8/24/15 | CARRIE DANN
    Jeb Bush continued Monday to dismiss criticism for using the term "anchor babies," saying that it is "ludicrous" that he is being accused of using a term that insults immigrants. "Nothing about what I've said should be viewed as derogatory towards immigrants at all," the GOP presidential candidate said after meeting with local officials near the U.S.-Mexico border in McAllen, TX. "This is all how politics plays. And by the way, I think we need to take a step back and chill out a little bit as it relates to the political correctness that somehow you have to be scolded...
  • Bush slams 'ludicrous' criticism on 'anchor babies' (Defends Mexicans, Blames Asians!)

    08/24/2015 2:00:47 PM PDT · by jimbo123 · 43 replies
    The Hill ^ | 8/24/15 | Ben Kamisar
    Jeb Bush bashed critics of the term “anchor babies” during a trip to the border, where he dismissed the immigration plan of presidential rival Donald Trump. “This is ludicrous for the Clinton campaign and others to suggest that somehow I am using a derogatory term,” Bush said after a roundtable with local officials to talk border security and immigration in McAllen, Texas. “What I’m talking about is the specific case of fraud being committed where there’s organized efforts, frankly it’s more related to Asian people, coming into our country, having children in that organized effort, taking advantage of that noble...
  • Has Scott Walker Destroyed Himself With Three Positions on Birthright in One Week?

    08/24/2015 10:55:33 AM PDT · by conservativejoy · 19 replies
    News Machete ^ | 8/24/2015 | Newsmachete
    If another day has passed, then Scott Walker must have a new position on birthright citizenship. A week ago, after Donald Trump came out against birthright citizenship, we found out Walker was against it too. Then we were told he was "tired" when he clearly said on video that he was against it, and actually his position on birthright citizenship was that he had no position (are you still following?). Then today we find out that Scott Walker does have a position, which is that he does not want to repeal birthright citizenship, and wants to continue letting anchor babies...