Perhaps it is high time to revamp the 14th Amendment to stop this kind of craziness. It made sense when passed post-Civil War. In today’s society, it needs to have a rider, something like “as of (the date that it is passed), no baby born to non-US citizens shall be granted US citizenship.”
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 The Times: “What we offer is simply a one-bedroom suite accommodation for $5,100, plus taxes, for a month, with airport transfer, baby cradle and a gift set for the mother.” There are also medical fees of about :£20,500.
However the price is a cheap and easy one to pay for US citizenship. Many will eventually use the newborn – known as an “anchor baby” – as a stepping stone for the immigration of extended family.
Peter Brimelow did a blog item about the Marmara Manhattan in January. In fact, it's not necessary to revamp the Fourteenth Amendment, which is not concerned with birthright citizenship for illegal aliens, it is only necessary to change the current interpretation of it.
This requires revamping Congress and Supreme Court, but that's actually easier than amending the Constitution.