Plugging up the anchor baby loophole should be one of our top priorities. Even if we can prevent an amnesty, automatic birthright citizenship for children born to illegals functions as a sort of rolling amnesty and a magnet for more illegals.
It's encouraging that nowadays more Americans are becoming educated about the gross abuse of the Fourteenth Amendment which makes this possible, and more voices are calling for a change.
At a recent Tea Party gathering, California Representative Duncan Hunter spoke about the topic. An article in NBC San Diego entitled Deport Children of Illegals : Hunter
(R. Stickney and Paul Krueger, Apr. 29th, 2010) reports that
Representative Duncan Hunter wants to deport the U.S.-born children of illegal immigrants but he isn't the only one who wants to change the U.S. Constitution. 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. â€?I would have to,â€? he said. â€?Weâ€™re not being mean,â€? he told the crowd. â€?Weâ€™re just saying it takes more than just walking across the border to become an American citizen.â€?
Afterwards, NBC San Diego contacted Hunter :
Our media partner the North County Times confirmed the statements when a reporter spoke with Hunter Tuesday. The congressman, whose district includes parts of Poway and Ramona in North County, told the paper that it makes sense that if the parents of illegal immigrant children are deported, that their children go with them. Hunter said he also supports a bill, House Resolution 1868, that would eliminate automatic citizenship for those children.
Regarding the Resolution:
Hunter isn't the only politician to take the controversial stand on the hot button issue of immigration.More than 90 congressional representatives — including Darrell Issa and Brian Bilbray, who also represent San Diego County districts — support federal legislation to eliminate automatic citizenship for children born on U-S soil...The proposal to change the Constitution would require at least one parent to be a U.S. citizen, a legal permanent resident, or an immigrant serving in the armed forces. It was introduced last year and is stalled in the Congress.
This looks to be a tough fight, but something must be done, and the publicity over such proposals is helping to educate the American people.