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  • S Tx families sue state agency over denial of birth certificates

    08/01/2015 12:29:36 AM PDT · by KGeorge · 2 replies
    KSAT tv website ^ | 31 July 2015 | Pilar Arias
    ''SAN ANTONIO - A group of South Texas parents say they are being denied their children's birth certificates. The allegation from 17 families has resulted in a lawsuit against the Texas Department of State Health Services filed by the Texas Rio Grande Legal Aide and the South Texas Civil Rights Project. TRLA is representing 19 adults from Cameron, Hidalgo and Starr counties while the TCRP is representing the 23 children, according to court documents. "It is absolutely illegal. The federal government Constitution says anyone born within the U.S is entitled to privileges and immunities of U.S citizenship," TCRP senior attorney...
  • Trump wins support of Americans who know border isn’t secure from criminal illegals

    07/26/2015 8:40:46 AM PDT · by Oldpuppymax · 4 replies
    Coach is Right ^ | 7/26/15 | Suzanne Eovaldi
    The Border is safe, secure, one of the safest cities in Texas with a low crime rate says Xochitl Mora, the erudite spokeswoman for Laredo Mayor Pete Saenz. She cites the extremely valuable symbiotic relationship which the city of 250,000 has with its neighbors in Mexico and all across Texas and the southwest. “The U.S. relies on the $280 Billion trade, 60% of which goes through Laredo,” she said as she stressed this huge amount would not be possible if Laredo were not secure. She explained that Mayor Saenz will greet Donald Trump when he lands in Laredo, “just as...
  • Martin O’Malley sides with illegal immigrants in lawsuit against Texas

    07/25/2015 8:57:09 PM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 70 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | July 24, 2015 | S. A. Miller
    Democratic presidential candidate Martin O'Malley on Friday blasted Texas for denying birth certificates to some U.S.-born children of illegal immigrants without valid identification documents, declaring that “citizenship is a human right.” “Denying birth certificates to U.S, citizens is not only outrageous, it’s unconstitutional,” the former Maryland governor said in a statement released in English and Spanish. “The 14th amendment of the U.S. Constitution could not be clearer. It states that ‘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,’ ” he...
  • Texas fights immigrants’ lawsuit over birth certificates

    07/23/2015 3:55:41 AM PDT · by markomalley · 15 replies
    Washington Times ^ | 7/23/15 | SETH ROBBINS
    Texas health officials are asking a federal judge to dismiss a lawsuit by immigrant parents who were denied birth certificates for their U.S.-born children because local authorities refused to recognize as valid certain forms of identification. Lawyers representing 19 immigrant parents and their 23 children filed suit against the Texas Department of State Health Services after officials refused to issue birth certificates for their U.S.-born children, citing invalid forms of identification. The parents came from Mexico and Central America and living in Texas’ Rio Grande Valley, along the U.S.-Mexico border. Although the parents are not U.S. citizens, their children are,...
  • Immigrants sue Texas over state's denial of birth certificates for U.S.-born children

    07/19/2015 3:07:00 PM PDT · by artichokegrower · 70 replies
    Los Angles Times ^ | July 18, 2015 | Molly Hennessy-Fiske
    Hiram Ramirez didn't expect problems this week when she went to get a birth certificate for her newborn daughter, Dulce. Ramirez, 28, a native of neighboring Reynosa, Mexico, crossed the border illegally and has lived in the Rio Grande Valley for years. Her two older daughters, ages 3 and 14, were U.S.-born, and she easily obtained birth certificates for them using her Mexican voter registration and consular identification card. She relied on the birth certificates to register her girls for school, Medicaid and other government services.
  • The GOP Needs to Change its Narrative on Illegal Immigration? [response to Juan Williams piece]

    06/08/2015 11:07:59 AM PDT · by walford · 10 replies
    Facebook ^ | 06/08/2015 | walford
    I agree that the GOP needs to change its "script" on illegal immigration; they need to stop allowing the Party of Jim Crow to define the terms and set the narrative. They need to stop being defensive about what the majority of the American people want: Existing immigration laws must be enforced and the incentives for illegal immigration must be removed. The Democrat-controlled IRS is most recently offering "tax refunds" to illegal aliens who never paid any taxes! So Republicans should make it clear that the status quo of virtually unchecked illegal immigration benefits only the elites on both sides...
  • West St. Paul Man Accused of Forcing Kids to Take (drink) Shots

    06/03/2015 6:47:50 PM PDT · by ButThreeLeftsDo · 6 replies ^ | 6/3/15 | Jennie Lissarrague
    A West St. Paul man is accused of beating his young children and forcing two of them to take shots with him until they were drunk. Officers were called at 11:56 p.m. Friday, May 29, after a woman reported a domestic assault. The woman said she is married to 28-year-old Oscar Oswaldo Cruz of West St. Paul and that they have been together for five years. They have a 1-year-old and 4-year-old together, and she has a 6-year-old and 9-year-old from a previous relationship. All of them live together in West St. Paul. The woman said Cruz called her at...
  • EXPERT: Up To 400K Children Born To Illegal Immigrants In U.S. Annually, One In 10 Births

    04/29/2015 1:29:46 PM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 9 replies
    Breitbart News ^ | April 29, 2015 | by Caroline May
    Approximately 350,000 to 400,000 children are born to illegal immigrants in the U.S. each year. Due to current policy, all automatically become U.S. citizens, Center for Immigration Studies legal policy analyst Jon Feere testified before a House panel Wednesday. “To put this in perspective this means that one out of 10 births in the U.S. is to an illegal immigrant mother,” Freere said at a House Subcommittee on Immigration and Border Security hearing titled “Birthright Citizenship: Is It The Right Policy For America?” He explained that, regardless of the foreign allegiance and/or illegal status of the parents, their children, if...
  • Real Comprehensive Immigration Reform

    03/18/2015 3:50:40 PM PDT · by westcoastwillieg · 24 replies
    3/18/15 | Joe Lynch
    Comprehensive immigration reform that will fix our broken immigration system: 1. Secure our borders and ports and provide verifiable metrics 2. End the anchor-baby interpretation of the 14th Amendment 3. Make eVerify mandatory and enforce it with large fines 4. Reduce legal immigration quotas and end chain migration 5. Deport illegals upon contact with any law enforcement agency 6. No local, state or federal government benefits of any kind 7. Any health and/or other care billed back to the home country 8. Lifetime ban on path to citizenship for anyone who entered illegally 9. Make illegal entry a felony
  • End Birthright Citizenship Now

    03/17/2015 4:48:47 PM PDT · by Steelfish · 30 replies
    National Review ^ | March 17, 2015
    End Birthright Citizenship Now by MARK KRIKORIAN March 17, 2015 President Obama has clinched the case for ending automatic citizenship for the U.S.-born children of illegal aliens, tourists, and foreign students. To the extent that supporters of our current practice have made any coherent arguments at all in response to claims that such children are “anchor babies,” they have noted — correctly — that having a U.S.-born child does not give parents any formal right to stay or work in the United States, so that the “anchor baby” label is inaccurate. They have claimed that automatic citizenship for children was...
  • Why do Chinese mothers look to So. Cal. – specifically Irvine – for birth tourism?

    03/09/2015 2:48:03 PM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 29 replies
    Orange County Register (CA) ^ | March 9, 2015 | BY ROXANA KOPETMAN
    FULL TITLE: Why do Chinese mothers look to Southern California – specifically Irvine – for birth tourism? It's more than just baby's U.S. citizenship. Southern California has cinematic, year-round sunshine – which beats New York, where snow “is not suitable” for traveling pregnant women. A large Chinese community is here to welcome you. And Irvine, the affluent planned community in the heart of Orange County, is a safe urban environment. If you’re wealthy and Chinese and want to have an American baby, that’s the pitch you’ll hear from the operators of You Win USA Vacation Resort, one of three companies...
  • Phoenix woman dies after giving birth to quadruplets

    01/18/2015 10:21:03 AM PST · by SMGFan · 20 replies
    CBSNews ^ | January 17, 2015
    PHOENIX -- A woman died hours after giving birth to quadruplets at a Phoenix hospital, a close friend of the family said Saturday. Erica Morales, 36, never got to hold her newborns before she passed away early Friday morning after a C-section surgery at Banner Good Samaritan Medical Center, Nicole Todman said. "They were transporting her from the surgery to whatever room, and she was still unconscious at that point. So, no, she never got to see them," Todman said. Morales was about seven months into her pregnancy when she delivered three girls and one boy Thursday, according to Todman....
  • Panama Immigrants Flood US for Surprising Reason

    01/01/2015 4:25:47 PM PST · by Coleus · 26 replies
    cbnnews ^ | January 01, 2015 | Chuck Holton
    The crisis on our southern border has many searching for reasons why thousands of immigrants are seeking to live in the United states.  The influx of illegals has been attributed to poverty and crime in Latin America, but that isn't the only reason.  Panama has the highest per capita income of any country in Latin America. It's also the farthest from the southern U.S. border. But its citizens are heading to the United States as well. Only it isn't the kind of people you might think.Sarah is a well-educated business owner in Panama.  "I have two businesses...a bar and an...
  • L.A. County Cites 16 "Maternity Hotel" Owners

    10/09/2014 5:46:10 AM PDT · by Don W · 11 replies
    Los Angeles Times ^ | April 11 2014 | Cindy Chang
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  • Obama’s criminal invasion of the United States

    07/06/2014 8:31:36 AM PDT · by Oldpuppymax · 12 replies
    Coach is Right ^ | 7/6/14 | Suzanne Eovaldi
    Documents are surfacing which prove President Obama and his administration planned the horrific alien invasion by children of America’s Southern Border. With it, the Regime hopes to collapse our constitutional republic and turn the United States into a communist nation! “Back in January, the Federal Government put an ad on their BizOpps website Seeking Escort Services for Unaccompanied Alien Children.” (1) Obama’s new “Office of Refugee Resettlement” hopes to inundate the U.S. with children representing the following seven categories: Refugees, Asylees, Cuban-Haitian entrants, Ameri-Asians, Victims of Human Trafficking, Unaccompanied Alien Children, and Survivors of Torture. These are broad categories open...
  • I Want an American Baby! Chinese Women Flock to the U.S. to Give Birth

    06/22/2014 9:26:59 AM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 23 replies
    TIME ^ | November 27, 2013 | By Hannah Beech
    The soon-to-be Chinese father was getting ready to go to America. His wife, due to give birth to their son any day, was already there. Like any expectant parents, the Shanghai couple agonized over how best to prepare for the arrival — and upbringing — of their firstborn child. American citizenship, they decided, was one of the finest gifts they could bestow. At least 10,000 such Chinese babies were born in America last year. Naturally, a thriving business catering to these tiny foreign passport holders has developed. The Jia Mei Canadian and American Baby Counseling Services Center, with offices across...
  • Border agents forced to help deliver baby of illegal immigrant as she crossed the border

    06/19/2014 9:08:42 PM PDT · by Tennessee Nana · 41 replies
    DailyMail ^ | June 19, 2014 | Daily Mail reporter
    Heavily pregnant woman ended up giving birth before she could be taken to hospital SNIP A 27-year-old woman went into labor Wednesday while trying to enter the country through the Port of Lakeville in Arizona. Federal authorities at the southern Arizona crossing ended up having to help deliver the baby. A short time later, she successfully gave birth to a healthy baby boy. The boy will be a United States citizen since he was born on American soil. An ambulance was notified, but the Tohono O'odham tribal member went into labor and required the assistance of U.S. Customs and Border...
  • Cop tells student filming him: ‘You just lost your free speech rights!’ [VIDEO]

    02/27/2014 6:47:27 AM PST · by servo1969 · 62 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | 2-27-2014 | Robby Soave
    A chilling video of Maryland police silencing an innocent student who was recording the arrests of two other people has civil libertarians outraged. The arrests were made at night on the streets of Towson, Maryland. A University of Maryland-Baltimore County student who witnessed the arrests decided to record them using his cell phone. The student, 21-year-old Sergio Gutierrez, was soon approached by officers who objected — wrongly — to his actions. Gutierrez repeatedly told the officers that he knew he had the right to film them, but the cops were prepared to use any excuse to shut him down. First...
  • Anchor Baby Outrage: Americans Pay BILLIONS for Illegal Alien Births (Video)

    02/08/2014 9:51:45 AM PST · by montag813 · 26 replies
    Top Right News ^ | 02-08-2014 | Brian Hayes
    by Brian Hayes | Top Right News If Mexican President Enrique Peña Nieto's wife gave birth in a Washington, D.C. hospital, no one would ever argue that the child was an American citizen. Similarly, it is ludicrous to state that a Mexican citizen, such as the woman in the story below, who illegally swims across the Rio Grande in labor and gives birth in a Texas hospital, has sired an American citizen. But that's what we currently do, because of a shameful perversion of the 14th Amendment. WATCH:
  • Immigrant teens ambush Boehner at diner

    11/13/2013 10:19:29 AM PST · by jimbo123 · 49 replies
    The Hill ^ | 11/13/13 | Russell Berman
    A pair of immigrant teenagers confronted Speaker John Boehner (R-Ohio) at a Capitol Hill diner on Wednesday morning, telling him their parents were in danger of deportation because of the House’s inaction on immigration reform. Boehner was eating breakfast at Pete’s Diner — his regular morning pit stop — when Carmen Lima, 13, and Jennifer Martinez, 16, approached him with a video camera in tow. After Lima shared her story and asked the Speaker to commit to immigration reform, Boehner told her, “I’m trying to find a way to get this thing done. It’s, as you know, not easy. It’s...
  • Sextuplets divided from their father by a border

    09/20/2013 7:22:49 AM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 29 replies
    Los Angeles Times ^ | September 20, 2013 | By Richard Marosi
    Siblings born in San Diego live with their mother in Mexico while their father works in the U.S. He's building a house for his family, but he won't be living there. Gabriela and Benigno, then 32, who were in the country illegally; Benigno for 10 years; Gabriela, four. Their doctor, Johanna Archer, paid for the treatment. "I felt they deserved the chance to have a child," she said.
  • Dreamer groups reject Republican push to legalize them

    07/22/2013 2:24:28 PM PDT · by Slings and Arrows · 15 replies
    Yahoo! News ^ | 7/22/13 | Liz Goodwin
    A Republican-led push to legalize young unauthorized immigrants has been met with stony resistance from groups representing the very "Dreamers" such a bill would help. Immigrant advocacy groups say the proposed "Kids Act" is a way to avoid a comprehensive overhaul of the nation's immigration laws, which would provide a pathway to citizenship to a much larger number of immigrants. The Kids Act, like earlier "Dream Act" proposals, would legalize young people who were brought to the country by their parents and meet certain requirements. "We will not stand for anything that separates our families," said Greisa Martinez, an organizer...
  • Raising US born babies pose problems

    07/14/2013 6:47:01 AM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 10 replies
    China Daily ^ | July 11, 2013 | by Wang Yu
    Chinese parents who once struggled for US citizenship may face insidious problems with bringing up their foreign born children. ...In recent years, the US has relaxed its tourist visa policies, which provides another convenience for Chinese parents to travel to America and give birth in the US. Giving birth in the US seems relatively easier than raising children in China. However, the difficult part starts later because parents of foreign born babies must pay soaring tuition costs if they have to go to school in China. Ms. Liu is a Chinese "maternity tourist"who has an American baby. The law does...
  • US whites now losing majority in under-5 age group

    06/13/2013 7:41:03 AM PDT · by James C. Bennett · 46 replies
    The Times of India ^ | June 13, 2013 | The Times of India
    WASHINGTON: For the first time, America's racial and ethnic minorities make up about half of the under-5 age group, the US government said on Thursday. It's a historic shift that shows how young people are at the forefront of sweeping changes by race and class. The new census estimates, a snapshot of the US population as of July 2012, come a year after the Census Bureau reported that whites had fallen to a minority among babies. Fueled by immigration and high rates of birth, particularly among Hispanics, racial and ethnic minorities are now growing more rapidly in numbers than whites....
  • Child birth calls ring in from border

    05/10/2013 9:09:20 AM PDT · by South40 · 7 replies
    San Diego Union-Tribune ^ | MAY 9, 2013 | Trent Seibert
    San Diego Fire and Rescue crews were called to the San Ysidro border crossing for nearly 160 childbirth emergencies in 2012 — one almost every other day. Such calls continued in 2013, with 15 childbirth emergency calls to the gateway into Tijuana in January, eight in February and 17 in March, according to city records obtained by U-T Watchdog. There are no statistics on how many of the moms being rushed by emergency crews to local hospitals are U.S. citizens, as federal laws prohibit emergency crews and hospital teams from asking. Babies born under the circumstances are U.S. citizens as...
  • Rep. Smith: Immigration Bill 'Worse Than We Thought,' Legalizes Relatives & Previously Deported

    04/17/2013 9:29:25 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 16 replies
    CNS News ^ | April 17, 2013 | Craig Bannister
    Rep. Lamar Smith (R-Texas) said today that the Senate immigration bill is even worse than feared, since it legalizes illegals' relatives and even those previously deported: "It's hard to believe, but the Senate immigration bill is worse than we thought. Despite assurances, the border is not secured before almost everyone in the country illegally is given amnesty. The bill guarantees there will be a rush across the border to take advantage of massive amnesty." Rep. Smith says the Senate immigration bill shreds current immigration laws: "And the Senate proposal offers amnesty to far more illegal immigrants than we thought. In...
  • LA County plans move on immigrant birthing hotels

    01/29/2013 8:42:35 AM PST · by Nachum · 16 replies
    MSN ^ | 1/29/13 | ap
    LOS ANGELES — Los Angeles County is planning a crackdown on makeshift maternity wards where mothers from other countries stay while giving birth so their children will be U.S. citizens. The county has received 60 complaints about such facilities in the past month, according to a report by the Planning Department submitted to the Board of Supervisors, the Los Angeles Times reported. That compared with just 15 complaints in the previous five years. The surge might be due to publicity over the closure of a house in Chino Hills that authorities contended had been used to house as many as...
  • Chino Hills Residents Protest Against Neighboring Home Run As ‘Maternity Hotel’[for Chinese mothers]

    12/01/2012 6:31:56 PM PST · by BenLurkin · 4 replies ^ | December 1, 2012 2:12 PM
    CHINO HILLS ( — Residents protested Saturday against a neighborhood home where women from China stay and have babies. Neighbors call it a “maternity hotel”. A website shows the hilltop mansion, along with other houses, targeting pregnant women in China. It spells out the benefits of having a child born in the United States and what the government will provide. “We’re hoping that we’ll send the message loud and clear that they cannot conduct this type of business in Chino Hills,” neighborhood advocate Rossana Mitchell said. Chinese women reportedly obtain tourist visas and pay up to $15,000 to stay in...
  • 70 protest alleged 'maternal hotel' in Chino Hills(So-Calif)

    12/01/2012 4:42:36 PM PST · by Bullish · 32 replies
    Inland Valley daily bulletin ^ | 12-1-12 | Jim Steinberg, staff writer
    CHINO HILLS - Some 70 people picketed a busy intersection on Saturday protesting what they say is an illegal Chinese maternity operation. Brightly colored signs reading "Not in Chino Hills" and "No Birth Tourism" decorated the intersection of Peyton Avenue and Chino Hills Parkway for more than two hours. It was the first protest by the group Not In Chino Hills, which was organized just two weeks ago. "Chino Hills is a nice family oriented town. We don't want a maternal hotel that is a business in a residential area," said Rossana Mitchell, one of the People voice their opinions...
  • Obama USDA met 30 times with Mexican gov’t to promote food-stamp use among Mexican immigrants

    10/01/2012 2:03:05 AM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 21 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | October 1, 2012 | Caroline May
    Department of Agriculture personnel in the Obama administration have met with Mexican Government officials dozens of times since the president took office to promote nutrition assistance programs — notably food stamps — among Mexican Americans, Mexican nationals and migrant communities in America. Writing in response to Alabama Republican Sen. Jeff Sessions’ July request for information about the USDA’s little known partnership with the Mexican government to educate citizen and noncitizen immigrants from Mexico about the availability of food stamps and other nutrition assistance programs, Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack defended the partnership as a way to curb hunger in America —...
  • Saturday Night Card Game (The first race card has been played against Paul Ryan)

    08/11/2012 8:14:47 PM PDT · by chessplayer · 24 replies
    When it became clear that Paul Ryan would be the Veep nominee this morning, the New York State Immigrant Action Center posted what might be the first race card play against Ryan as Veep nominee, accusing him of using the allegedly racist term “anchor babies”: Paul Ryan has been tapped to be Mitt Romney’s running mate. Romney decided to pass on making a play for immigrant and Latino voters in favor of picking someone who is unlikely to appeal to these growig demographics. "At this town hall in Wisconsin, a man identifying himself as a retired marine makes a speech...
  • DHS To Grant Illegal Aliens “Unlawful Presence Waivers”

    04/02/2012 1:20:22 PM PDT · by jazusamo · 19 replies
    Judicial Watch ^ | April 2, 2012
    In its quest to implement stealth amnesty, the Obama Administration is working behind the scenes to halt the deportation of certain illegal immigrants by granting them “unlawful presence waivers.” The new measure would apply to illegal aliens who are relatives of American citizens. Here is how it would work, according to a Department of Homeland Security (DHS) announcement posted in today’s Federal Register, the daily journal of the U.S. government; the agency will grant “unlawful presence waivers” to illegal aliens who can prove they have a relative that’s a U.S. citizen. Currently such aliens must return to their native...
  • Man, 35, charged with statutory rape after girl, 14, gives birth

    03/13/2012 4:09:54 PM PDT · by moonshinner_09 · 33 replies · 1+ views
    CharlotteObserver ^ | March 13, 2012 | Cleve R. Wootson Jr.
    A 35-year-old south Charlotte man has been charged with statutory rape after a 14-year-old girl gave birth to his child this weekend, according to police. Jail officials say Juan Martinez Hernandez, who is believed to be in the country illegally, has run afoul of police and immigration agents before, following a 2010 drunken driving arrest. It’s unclear what became of Hernandez between his release to immigration agents in 2010 and the rape charges on Sunday. Immigration and Customs Enforcement officials couldn’t be reached for comment Monday. On Sunday, the 14-year-old gave birth to a baby in the bathroom of an...
  • Kansas slashes food aid for children of illegal immigrants

    01/21/2012 11:52:44 PM PST · by moonshinner_09 · 36 replies
    The Kansas City Star ^ | Jan. 22, 2012 | LAURA BAUER
    Pedro moved to the Kansas City area about 13 years ago and has held the same job for 11. Though he sometimes struggles to pay bills, he knows most people think he should receive no public aid. He’s an illegal immigrant. He doesn’t deserve handouts. He understands that. “I’ve never asked for anything for myself,” said Pedro, who didn’t want his last name used to protect his family. “Never. I just work. Work hard.” A new debate swirling around Kansas, though, isn’t about Pedro. It’s about two of his three children. They were born here, and one day they will...
  • Michele Bachmann: I would ‘not do anything’ for children of illegal immigrants

    10/30/2011 3:48:56 PM PDT · by Ira_Louvin · 102 replies
    Michele Bachmann is coming under the microscope after insisting she would not help the children of illegal immigrants living in the United States. The Republican presidential hopeful made the eyebrow-raising remarks at a campaign stop in Oskaloosa, Iowa on Saturday after a Latino college student asked what Bachmann would do to the children of undocumented immigrants. She said she would “not do anything,” for the children, adding"Their parents are the ones who brought them here," Bachmann said, as first reported by MSNBC. "They did not have the legal right to come to the United States. We do not owe people...
  • Why Liberals & So-Called Conservatives on Both Side of the Aisle Despise the 14th Amendment

    06/22/2011 5:28:17 PM PDT · by patlin · 6 replies
    ConstitutionallySpeaking ^ | May 22, 2011 | Linda Melin
    US citizenship is the most sought after commodity on the market today. Yes, you read correctly, "commodity". Where else in the world can one go and be paid to retire, living off of other people's property, when they have no work history? Where else can one go to have a baby and then, in the name of that baby, reap the property of those they have no loyalty or allegiance to? Where else in the world can one enter illegally and not be subject to the laws thereof? Why the good ole' US of Despotism of course! The doctrine of...
  • China's 'Bon in the USA' Frenzy (Chinese Anchor Babies)

    06/15/2011 2:45:36 PM PDT · by MamaDearest · 29 replies ^ | June 15, 2011 | Zhang Yan
    Snips from Excerpt Only Website: When Liu Li boarded a plane for the United States, she had a little bit of makeup on, was wearing a loose dress, and had her hair up. She tried to hold her handbag in front of her belly in a natural way, just as the middleman had taught her. She was trying to look as calm as any wealthy Chinese lady would look when travelling abroad. But Liu Li couldn't help feeling terribly nervous: she was six months pregnant when she left for the United States, where she wanted to give birth to an...
  • Life after deportation: Young citizens left behind when Mom and Dad leave country

    04/09/2011 4:06:25 PM PDT · by moonshinner_09 · 58 replies
    Chicago Tribune ^ | April 6, 2011 | Chicago Tribune
    In the two years since her father was deported, 13-year-old Elisabeth and her three younger siblings have settled into an after school routine while their mother, Maria Lourdes, works long hours at a beauty salon. The family shares a cramped bedroom in a Waukegan apartment. When school friends wonder why her father is no longer in the picture, Elisabeth has learned to change the subject "I don't answer," she said. "It's such a long story." After Elisabeth's father was deported, the family moved briefly to Mexico. But domestic discord led Maria Lourdes to return to Waukegan with her children, who...
  • Welfare Use by Immigrant Households with Children: Panel to Examine New Report with Latest Data

    03/30/2011 1:01:11 AM PDT · by Libloather · 14 replies
    Yahoo ^ | 3/29/11
    Welfare Use by Immigrant Households with Children: Panel to Examine New Report with Latest Data– Tue Mar 29, 7:50 am ET WASHINGTON, March 29, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- A new Center for Immigration Studies report finds that, 13 years after welfare reform, the share of immigrant-headed households (legal and illegal) with a child (under age 18) using at least one welfare program continues to be very high. This is partly due to the large share of immigrants with low levels of education and their resulting low incomes – not their legal status or an unwillingness to work. The major welfare programs...
  • Arriving as Pregnant Tourists, Leaving With American Babies

    03/29/2011 5:30:04 AM PDT · by reaganaut1 · 19 replies
    New York Times ^ | March 28, 2011 | JENNIFER MEDINA
    SAN GABRIEL, Calif. — The building inspectors and police officers walked into the small row of connected town houses here knowing something was amiss. Neighbors had complained about noise and a lot of pregnant women coming and going. And when they went into a kitchen they saw a row of clear bassinets holding several infants, with a woman acting as a nurse hovering over them. For months, officials say, the house was home to “maternity tourists,” in this case, women from China who had paid tens of thousands of dollars to deliver their babies in the United States, making the...
  • California 'maternity tourists' center shut down

    03/24/2011 6:11:53 PM PDT · by ButThreeLeftsDo · 13 replies ^ | 3/24/11 | CHRISTINA HOAG AND RAQUEL MARIA DILLON /AP
    Authorities have closed three upscale townhouses operating as a maternity center for Chinese mothers paying thousands of dollars to give birth in the United States so the children would automatically gain citizenship. Police and city inspectors found seven newborns and two mothers when they closed the homes for building code violations on March 8 in San Gabriel, a suburb east of Los Angeles that is home to a large Asian population. The women, who were Chinese and Taiwanese nationals and spoke little English, told officials their families had paid to send them to the United States to give birth, said...
  • "Subject to the Jurisdiction": You Can't Have It Both Ways

    03/17/2011 10:08:27 PM PDT · by patlin · 17 replies
    ConstitutionallySpeaking ^ | March 17, 2011 | ConstitutionallySpeaking
    Since the SD legislature has refused to address the birthright citizernship issue, I decided to give it another go with Sen. Thune on a national level. As that "IS" the level of government in which it rightly should be addressed. In my call to his office today I inquired: Can the phrase “subject to the jurisdiction” mean one thing for persons born and another for persons naturalized without it specifically separating the two in the initial language of the bill? If it does not, then that would mean that either there is no constitutional provision for anchor babies aka birthright...
  • Mexican Immigrants In Custody After Toddler Found Alone In Dormont (PA)

    02/21/2011 6:45:38 AM PST · by rightwingintelligentsia · 11 replies
    WPXI ^ | February 21, 2011
    DORMONT, Pa. -- Two Mexican immigrants are in custody after police said they found the couple's 2-year-old son alone in their Dormont apartment. Police have charged Raul Cruz-Romero, 24, and Yolando Pablo-Segundo, 19, with endangering the welfare of a child. The child was found Sunday at about 8 a.m. after neighbors reported the boy's constant crying, police said. "We found a 2-year-old Hispanic male child inside the apartment shaking, sobbing and crying hysterically," said Sgt. James Burke. Burke said a rescue crew entered the second-story apartment through a window because the front door was locked. He said the place was...
  • 4 More CA Members Co-Sponsor Birthright Citizenship Act (Bilbray, Calvert, Campbell & Hunter)

    02/11/2011 3:12:43 PM PST · by pissant · 5 replies
    Numbers USA ^ | 2/10/11 | staff
    Reps. Brian Bilbray (R-Calif.), Ken Calvert (R-Calif.), John Campbell (R-Calif.), and Duncan Hunter (R-Calif.) have cosponsored the Birthright Citizenship Act of 2011 introduced by Rep. Steve King (R-Iowa). All four Members signed onto the bill shortly after it was introduced in the 112th Congress. The bill currently has 56 cosponsors and amends current U.S. code to require at least one parent to be a U.S. citizen or legal permanent resident for a new born to receive automatic citizenship. The Fourteenth Amendment extends citizenship to all persons born in the U.S. and "subject to the jurisdiction"; it also grants Congress the...
  • Among Nation’s Youngest, Analysis Finds Fewer Whites

    02/10/2011 9:34:25 AM PST · by triumphant values · 134 replies
    New York Times ^ | Feb. 7, 2011 | Sabrina Tavernise
    WASHINGTON — Whites continued to decline as a share of the American population in 2009, and they now represent less than half of all 3-year-olds, according to a Brookings Institution analysis of census data released Monday. The country’s young population is more diverse than ever, with whites now in the minority in nursery schools, preschools and kindergartens in eight states — Arizona, California, Florida, Hawaii, Mississippi, Nevada, New Mexico and Texas — and the District of Columbia, according to William H. Frey, a demographer at Brookings. That was up from six states in 2000. “We are on our way to...
  • Tired of federal foot dragging, states are working to plug the “anchor baby” loophole

    02/10/2011 7:33:27 AM PST · by jmaroneps37 · 8 replies ^ | FEBRUARY 10TH, 2011 | Kevin “Coach” Collins
    Time is getting short. A new Pew Hispanic Center survey brings news that has to give pause to anyone who is concerned with America’s future. It says illegal alien mothers are giving birth to 8% of all the babies born in America. There were 350,000 such births and each one has the potential to multiple the number of new “legal” illegal aliens among us by staggering numbers. It is time to end this foolishness which makes gaining American citizenship like playing a game of tag. If most of the modern western countries and India have closed this loophole it’s time...
  • Illegal Immigration Advocates Criticize South Dakota Rep

    02/09/2011 12:53:53 PM PST · by moonshinner_09 · 18 replies · 1+ views
    Dakota Voice ^ | February 9th, 2011 | Bob Ellis
    The Rapid City Journal reports that a pro-illegal alien Hispanic group called “Somos Republicans” is criticizing South Dakota State Representative Manny Steele (R-Sioux Falls) for his use of the term “anchor babies.” The term was used in discussion yesterday of HB 1199, a bill which sought to prevent illegal aliens from using their children born in the United States as a vehicle to escape judgment for breaking our laws and violating our national borders. During committee discussion of HB 1199, advocates of illegal immigration objected to the use of the term “anchor babies,” a term which describes children born in...
  • Ariz. lawmakers mull automatic citizenship bill

    02/07/2011 5:21:53 PM PST · by Tennessee Nana · 9 replies
    MSNBC/AP ^ | February 7, 2011 | Jacques Billeaud
    PHOENIX — Arizona lawmakers give their first hearing Monday to a bill that challenges automatic U.S. citizenship for children of illegal immigrants, the state's latest foray into the national debate over illegal immigration. The bill to be heard Monday by the Senate judiciary committee seeks a court interpretation on an element of the 14th Amendment, which guarantees citizenship to people born in the U.S. who are "subject to the jurisdiction" of this country. Supporters of the bill the amendment doesn't apply to the children of illegal immigrants because such families don't owe sole allegiance to the U.S. The bill's sponsors...
  • Both Sides Get Ready for Legal Brawl over Denying Citizenship to Babies of Undocumented

    01/11/2011 5:55:17 PM PST · by pissant · 19 replies
    Fox News Latino ^ | 1/11/11 | Liz Lorette
    As lawmakers in several states push for an end to automatic citizenship to U.S.-born babies of illegal immigrants, a Hispanic organization that has won landmark civil rights cases says it will sue any state that passes such a law. LatinoJustice PRLDEF says that plans by legislators of several states to push for a law that would stop the tradition of birthright citizenship for those babies goes against the 14th Amendment. Those pushing for a law to end automatic U.S. citizenship to those babies say they are not intimated by the threat of a lawsuit – in fact, they say, they...
  • State Lawmakers Convened in D.C. to Deliver Correction to the 14th Amendment Misapplication

    01/07/2011 8:15:08 AM PST · by epithermal · 5 replies · 1+ views
    State Legislators for Legal Immigration ^ | 1/5/2011 | Daryl Metcalfe
    Pennsylvania State Representative and State Legislators for Legal Immigration (SLLI) founder Daryl Metcalfe (R-Butler County), state lawmakers and Constitutional scholars from across the nation convened in Washington D.C. today to unveil historic model legislation to correct the monumental misapplication of the 14th Amendment of the U.S. Constitution. This historic press conference was held on the same day as the swearing-in of the 112th Congress; encouraging that one of the first actions should be to uphold their oath and defend the Constitution to protect the states from the illegal alien invasion. “According to the 14th Amendment, the primary requirements for U.S....