Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger`s latest grim report,
by the middle of next year
But so far, Schwarzenegger has only offered up predictable, short-term and ineffectual piecemeal solutions.
What`s badly needed is a realistic approach to how California handles how it disburses much-needed monies to its illegal alien population—a problem that has been ignored for forty years.
Good news is on the horizon.
Voters will have a chance to put on the June 2010 ballot
a measure that will deal fairly and realistically—not
harshly and punitively—with
According to many legal scholars, the 14th Amendment phrase "subject to the jurisdiction" means that birthright citizens can be born only to parents who are not subjects of a foreign power, as illegal aliens obviously are.
California Taxpayer Protection Act is a
statewide initiative that could end the automatic
wrongly bestowed upon children born to illegal
aliens and foreign visitors in the
First, it would create an alternate type of
A birth certificate—like the one I have— would be issued only to children with at least one parent who submits an affidavit stating that he or she is a citizen or a permanent legal resident, pending verification of social security numbers.
Second, the legislation would restrict illegal alien
parents from applying for child-only benefits like
Temporary Assistance for Needy Families for
Third, public benefits would be limited because
qualifying for them would require a signed affidavit
under penalty of perjury that one is a citizen or
qualified alien, and it would use
Systematic Alien Verification for Entitlements
(SAVE) Program to verify legal residency.
Third, public benefits would be limited because qualifying for them would require a signed affidavit under penalty of perjury that one is a citizen or qualified alien, and it would use Systematic Alien Verification for Entitlements (SAVE) Program to verify legal residency.
Birth mothers who are not citizens or legal residents would be required to: apply for a birth certificate in person, provide complete identity as well as means of support; submit three passport-type photographs; and be fingerprinted.
All of this information would be provided to Immigration and Customs Enforcement. These applicants would pay a $75 fee.
An indirect benefit of the California Taxpayer Protection Act is that it will spark a national debate that`s needed to act as a precursor to ending automatic citizenship nationwide.
That, in turn, would likely prompt litigation in opposition that could eventually bring the question before give U.S. Supreme Court for a ruling.
Citizens have multiple reasons to support this measure.
In addition to saving millions of dollars, the act would
California`s crime rate. A major reason deported
criminal illegal aliens return immediately to the
There can never be "border security" without ending automatic citizenship.
June 2010—eighteen months from now—may seem a long
way off. But initiatives that attempt to correct
Politically Correct injustices are an uphill climb
so it`s best to spread the word early.
Joe Guzzardi [email him] is a California native who recently fled the state because of over-immigration, over-population and a rapidly deteriorating quality of life. He has moved to Pittsburgh, PA where the air is clean and the growth rate stable. A long-time instructor in English at the Lodi Adult School, Guzzardi has been writing a weekly column since 1988. It currently appears in the Lodi News-Sentinel.