Amen! This provision should have been in the original bill.
Anchor babies are the main reason for the rampant lawbreaking we have.
Sounds good to me.
I have spoken to J.D. Hayworth about this a few years ago. He feels the same way.
Add me to the “in favor” list.
Ooooo, that left a mark!!!! You go AZ!!
I, too, wish that the children of illegal aliens born in the U.S.A. would have the nationality(ies) of their parents. But the laws must be changed to make that possible. Thankfully, they’re not eligible to become President.
Let me explain. All people born in the U.S. are considered native born citizens. (Only those native born whose parents are U.S. citizens can be considered Natural Born Citizens. NBC is NOT a form of citizenship, merely a circumstance of birth required for eligibility to become President per Article 12 of the U.S. Constitution.)
Please note the capitalized quote in the following.
United States v. Wong Kim Ark, 169 U.S. 649 (1898):
Wong Kim Ark was the son of two resident Chinese aliens who claimed U.S. Citizenship. He was vindicated by the Supreme Court on the basis of the 14th Amendment. In this case Justice Gray gave the opinion of the court. On p. 168-9 of the record, he cites approvingly the decision in Minor vs. Happersett: At common law, with the nomenclature of which the framers of the Constitution were familiar, it was never doubted that all children, BORN IN A COUNTRY OF PARENTS WHO WERE ITS CITIZENS, BECAME THEMSELVES, UPON THEIR BIRTH CITIZENS ALSO. THESE WERE NATIVES, OR NATURAL-BORN CITIZENS, as distinguished from aliens or foreigners.
On the basis of the 14th Amendment the majority opinion coined a new definition for native citizen, as anyone who was born in the U.S.A. under the jurisdiction of the United States. The Court thus extended citizenship to all born in the country (excepting those born of ambassadors and foreign armies etc.) but it DID NOT extend the meaning of the term natural born citizen to those whose parents were not citizens at the time of the childs birth.
So, any anchor baby born here of illegal aliens is a native born citizen but will never be eligible to become President.
Someone posted the statistics of the number of babies born here of illegal mothers and it was eyeopening.
Won’t happen without a constitutioonal ammendment. And we will never have the votes...
14th Amendment 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.”
Not much we can do about this. To change that language it would require a supermajority not just in congress but you would need 2/3rds of the states to pass it.
Close the border and start deporting, and clean out the schools of anchor babies too!!!
Get rid of it, and adopt Mexico’s illegal immigrant laws verbatum if need be.
While we are at it, lets end welfare for them and there illegal parents.
Count me in favor! Bravo!
Hear, hear. No more breeding future voters of the RAT party. Similarly, the welfare state has been grown for this same reason. Those on the welfare rolls were purposely provided benefits that result in rapid population growth of demrat voters. The productive segment of society paying the bills pale in comparison to the reproductive output of the welfare rolls. Anyone getting a check from welfare should not be allowed to vote—been sayin it for decades.
Does anyone know what the volume has been relating to baby’s receiving citizenship under this amendment, say annually?
I am for that. This should have never happened.
Pearce wrote that he plans to "push for an Arizona bill that would refuse to accept or issue a birth certificate that recognizes citizenship to those born to illegal aliens, unless one parent is a citizen," in an email obtained by Phoenix CBS affiliate KPHO.
That one won't work. I mean if someone is born here, it's a matter of record if they are or not -- and that's all it is.
As to whether they are citizens or not, being born on U.S. soil, that's a legal matter for the country that the states can't affect. To pursue that matter, it will take legislators in Congress to do something about it.
It's one thing to enforce the existing laws about illegal immigrants and also to make sure they are legal (like Arizona in checking on an individual's status), but I don't see an individual state declaring that a baby born in the state is not a citizen -- making it past the first court challenge ... :-)