A North Carolina Reader Says Anchor Baby Citizenship Leads To America`s "Unraveling"
July 09, 2008, 05:00 AM
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From: Tom Shuford (e-mail him)

Re: Joe Guzzardi's Column: Congressional Democratic Leaders Blocking Vote On Birthright Citizenship

The Houston Chronicle published a remarkable hospital-level view of how illegal immigrants desire for "a U.S.-born baby" affects border states.[Border baby boom strains South Texas, by James Pinkerton, Houston Chronicle, September 24, 2006.

From the story's opening paragraphs:

"First it was a trickle, now it's a flood.

"Rising numbers of undocumented immigrants from Mexico and Central America are streaming into Texas to give birth, straining hospitals and costing taxpayers hundreds of millions of dollars, health officials say.

"Doctors and health officials say they are overwhelmed by both the new arrivals and those immigrant mothers who already are in the state . . . Immigrants 'want a U.S.-born baby' and know that emergency room staffers don't collect any money up front, said Dr. Mario Rodriguez, an obstetrician in Starr County."

In a column I wrote for EdNews.org, I said that anchor baby citizenship granted through the misinterpretation of the 14th Amendment to the U.S. Constitution is an emerging crisis that will lead to America's "unraveling."

Shuford is a retired public school teacher who taught at the elementary level for 28 years. He graduated from Duke University (BS, mechanical engineering) and from Emory University (MA, experimental psychology). His columns regularly appear on EdNews.org and are archived here. Shuford's previous letters to VDARE.COM are here.