States must fight legal fiction called 'anchor babies'
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October 3, 2011
"If anyone's going to be deported, it's going to be you! ... Get out!
We are the future. You're old and tired. Go on. We have beaten you –
leave like beaten rats. You old white people, it is your duty to die.
Right now, we're already controlling those elections, whether it's by
violence or nonviolence. Through love of having children we're going to
take over." --Augustin Cebada, information minister of Brown Berets,
militant para-military soldiers of Aztlan shouting at U.S. citizens at
an Independence Day rally in Los Angeles.
It is astounding how many elected public officials support illegal
aliens who sneak into our house like criminals in the night, stealing
jobs that belong to Americans and bankrupting cities and hospitals for
"freebies" they have no right to receive, backed up by federal judges
who should have been removed from the federal bench decades ago. In
April 2008, the very popular, New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie, prostituted himself during a speech for votes at an
event sponsored by the Latino Leadership Alliance of New Jersey by
assuring his audience illegal aliens were not really here
illegally, but were simply “undocumented.”
The 'unofficial' number of unemployed Americans is close to 25 MILLION.
Those "undocumented" criminals Gov. Christie refers to are illegally
holding 11.5 MILLION jobs that belong to Americans and naturalized
citizens. Shame on you, Gov. Christie for thumbing your nose at our
federal immigration laws and encouraging even more criminals to break
into our country. Roll out the welcome mat. Unemployment in New Jersey
is holding at a steady 9.3%. Gov. Christie apparently doesn't care if
jobs go to illegal aliens instead of legal citizens in his state. After
all, they're simply "undocumented". Well, what can one expect
from someone who believes the hoax called 'global warming'? Yes,
Christie is on the record saying 'climate change' (the repackaged
global warming baloney) is caused by human activity.
Gov. Rick Perry here in Texas is also pro illegals despite his
carefully crafted stump speeches. Almost six years ago, Perry signed a
bill into law to steal from the taxpayers of Texas to give tuition
breaks to illegal aliens attending state universities. "Students" who
have no right to even be on U.S. soil, much less take classroom seats
in universities. Voters beware: Rick Perry is not who you think he is;
Perry's actions speak louder than his campaign rhetoric.
What exactly is this legal fiction called an 'anchor baby'? The theory
is that a child born on U.S. soil of an illegal alien, regardless of country of origin,
automatically becomes a U.S. citizen.
Nothing could be further from the truth.
Those favoring illegal aliens sneaking into our country use the
Fourteenth Amendment as justification for babies born on U.S. soil by
mothers who have no legal right to be in our country. They are wrong.
Amendment XIV - U.S. Constitution
Section 1. "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. No state shall make or enforce
any law which shall abridge the privileges or immunities of citizens of
the United States; nor shall any state deprive any person of life,
liberty, or property, without due process of law; nor deny to any
person within its jurisdiction the equal protection of the laws."
"Anchor babies" is simply a bastardization of the Fourteenth Amendment.
Illegal means illegal. If the parent(s) have no legal right to be on US
soil, their off spring are also illegal and must be deported if there
is going to be any respect for our laws. I'm sorry for children of
illegals, but they should blame their parents for sneaking across our
borders, making them criminals in the eyes of the law.
The single largest number of illegal aliens (not "immigrants") sneaking
across the border are from Mexico. What does their Constitution say -
and thank you to Mothers Against Illegal Amnesty for bringing this to
light last year:
Mexican Constitution - Chapter II
Article 30. Mexican nationality is acquired by birth or by
A. Mexicans by birth are:
I. Those born in the territory of the Republic, regardless of the
nationality of their parents:
II. Those born in a foreign country of Mexican parents; of a
Mexican father and a foreign mother; or of a Mexican mother and an
Quoting one of the experts on the destruction of the illegal invasion
and 'anchor babies', Frosty Wooldridge, wrote in one of his columns,
January 6, 2011:
"April 4, 1997, President Sedillo of Mexico stated that "We will not
tolerate foreign forces dictating and enacting laws on Mexicans. Our
contention is that we are not enacting or dictating any laws on the
Mexican illegal alien children born by illegal alien females in the US
territory. Further, he states that "he was going to use all diplomatic
and legal forces at his disposal to protect Mexicans living in the
What Sedillo was saying is legally correct:
Illegal aliens who smuggle themselves
across our borders from Mexico are Mexican citizens and so are their
off spring according to their Constitution, which is why he vows to
protect "Mexicans living in the United States." All 'anchor babies'
whose mother is a Mexican citizen should be stripped of US citizenship
because legally the child never had the legal right to acquire such
Consider these words from Edward J. Erler, Professor of Political
Science, California State University, San Bernardino, in his column (I
hope you take the time to read all of it):
Birthright Citizenship and
Dual Citizenship: Harbingers of Administrative Tyranny
"In sum, this legacy of feudalism—which we today call birthright
citizenship—was decisively rejected as the ground of American
citizenship by the Fourteenth Amendment and the Expatriation Act of
1868. It is absurd, then, to believe that the Fourteenth Amendment
confers the boon of American citizenship on the children of illegal
aliens. Nor does the denial of birthright citizenship visit the sins of
the parents on the children, as is often claimed, since the children of
illegal aliens born in the U.S. are not being denied anything to which
they have a right. Their allegiance should follow that of their parents
during their minority. Furthermore, it is difficult to fathom how those
who defy American law can derive benefits for their children by their
defiance—or that any sovereign nation would allow such a thing."
He further points out: "But in any case, to say that children of legal
aliens are entitled to citizenship is one thing; after all, their
parents are in the country with the permission of the U.S. It is
entirely different with illegal aliens, who are here without
permission. Thus repeal of the current policy of birthright citizenship
for the children of illegal aliens would not require a constitutional
Prof. Erler hit it out of the ball park: Children born on US soil of an
illegal alien parent (or two parents) regardless of country of origin
have no "right" to U.S. citizenship.
'Anchor Baby' Constitutional Amendment to Face Scrutiny in Congress -
December 26, 2010 (FOX News)
"In a matter of weeks, Congress will go from trying to help young,
illegal immigrants become legal to debating whether children born to
parents who are in the country illegally should continue to enjoy
automatic U.S. citizenship. Such a hardened approach -- and the
rhetoric certain to accompany it -- should resonate with the GOP
faithful who helped swing the House in Republicans' favor. But it also
could further hurt the GOP in its endeavor to grab a large enough share
of the growing Latino vote to win the White House and the Senate
majority in 2012. Legislation to test interpretations of the 14th
Amendment as granting citizenship to the children of illegal immigrants
will emerge early next session."
There is a rancid bill in Congress right now that should be rejected:
H.R.140 - Birthright Citizenship Act of 2011. Why? Because it includes
citizenship for illegal aliens who serve in our military. The
Department of Defense is so hard up for IED fodder for the on-going
illegal invasions and occupations of Iraq and Afghanistan, they - with
the blessing of the Outlaw Congress - have allowed illegal aliens to
enlist. Currently there are about 29,000 illegal aliens serving in our
military who should have been deported the minute their legal status
was determined. Rep. Steve King's bill rewards violating our
immigration laws. That is not a solution, it's a magnet for more
illegals to invade this country and enlist. The military provides a lot
of perks paid for by you and me. I'm sick of being fleeced to reward
Forget about pandering to the "Latino vote." I am so sick of racist
politics shoved down our throats by minorities. This isn't about
anyone's race. It's about our laws and the financial destruction heaped
on this country as a result of allowing nearly 25 MILLION illegals into
this country. Pile on the number of children birthed by illegal female
aliens and the numbers become staggering. According to a 2010 study
released by the Pew Hispanic Center, 79% of the 5.1 million children of
criminals (illegal aliens) were born in the U.S. That means just over 4
million babies have been given U.S. citizenship when they should have
been deported immediately with the mother. Since their mother had no
right to be on U.S. soil, the baby has no "right" to U.S. citizenship.
That might sound hard nosed, but the carnage caused by illegals since
Ronald Reagan opened the door to this massive invasion back in 1986
would fill a hundred newspapers. The financial destruction to the
states of the Union heaped on the backs of hard working Americans and
those who came to America legally and went through the process, runs
into the hundreds of billions of dollars -- every year. Those 4 million
illegal alien babies are recipients of your paycheck in the form of
welfare and stealing the limited resources for education in the states.
Last year alone, the cost to taxpayers of LA County was whopping $600
MILLION dollars in welfare for children of illegal aliens. I guess it
doesn't bother the people there getting fleeced in taxes to pay for all
that welfare because they continue to elect
governors who refuse to lock down the border and sympathizers of the
invasion across the southern border of California to their legislature.
Remember the quote at the top of this column.
The Republicans controlled Congress from January 1995 - December
2007. For eight of those years, there was a Republican president,
Bush, Jr. This mess regarding 'anchor babies' should have been taken
care of once and for all: Regardless of country of origin, if you drop
a baby on U.S. soil and you are an illegal alien, your baby does not
automatically become a U.S. citizen. Both will be deported. The easiest
way to detect this is from hospitals reporting the legal status of a
woman giving birth. Oh, can you hear the screeching already from the
American Communist Lawyers Union (ACLU), La Raza and other pro illegal,
anti-American groups that illegals have rights!
No, they don't and the ACLU, LaRaza and other militant
anti-American groups can yell and jump up and down all they want.
Either we get serious about deporting illegals or continue to suffer
even more destruction to our country. Lawlessness breeds lawlessness.
The U.S. State Department and the Department of Homeland Security
support giving U.S. citizenship to illegal babies. Not surprising
considering who heads up both of those cabinets.
It's long past time the states of the Union stood up to the General
Government on this issue. The states of the Union birthed the
Constitution which created the U.S. Congress. They still hold the power.
As Prof. Erler stated above, there is no need for Congress to pass a
constitutional amendment to deal with the issue of the 'anchor baby'
scam. Art. IV, Section 4 of the U.S. Constitution says: "The United
States shall guarantee to every state in this union a republican form
of government, and shall protect each of them against invasion; and on
application of the legislature, or of the executive (when the
legislature cannot be convened) against domestic violence."
Last year Arizona's state legislature tried to pass a bill dealing with
this issue; it didn't pass. Many, including myself, were opposed to the
language in the bill as it would have changed the language of the
Fourteenth Amendment and that can only be done by a constitutional
amendment. However, the states can write legislation that succinctly
spells out the myth of 'anchor babies' being protected by the
Fourteenth Amendment and their right to turn the mother over to ICE to
be deported right along with the baby.
That won't happen unless the people of each state make this a major
issue with their state legislature. That means all of us put the heat
on our state reps and senators. It doesn't matter if your state
legislature is out of session, send that snail mail letter and remind
them next year is an election year. It's time to replace gutless
legislators with real men and women who have the backbone to stand up
to Washington, DC., the ACLU and America hating groups like LaRaza.
I recommend you read my columns below
regarding illegal aliens:
1 - Victims Of Illegal Aliens & TSA -Sue Individuals Not
2 - Illegal aliens: declaring war on the enablers
3 - Mexican pirates vs. constitutional militia
4 - Federal judges vs. the will of the people - Worldndetaily.com