What you need to know about anchor babies, birth tourism, birthright citizenship & 14th Amendment
If you wonder what the story is behind anchor babies, birth tourism, automatic birthright citizenship and the 14th amendment, I put together a little primer. It's long but worth the read.
Birth tourism is travel to another country for the purpose of giving birth to an "anchor baby" in that country. The main reason is to obtain citizenship for the child in a country with birthright citizenship (jus soli) and to enjoy access to free public schooling, healthcare, welfare and sponsorship for the parents in the future. Popular destinations include the United States and Canada.
No European country presently grants UNCONDITIONAL birthright citizenship; however, most countries in the Americas, the United States, Canada, Mexico, Argentina, and Brazil do so.
To discourage birth tourism, Australia, France, Ireland, New Zealand, South Africa, and the United Kingdom grant citizenship by birth ONLY if at least one parent is a citizen of the country or a legal permanent resident who has lived in the country for several years. Germany softened its citizenship requirement and doesn't require one parent be a citizen anymore. Thus, the reason they have such a large incoming migration.
A new study shows that 1 in 4 children living in the United States, 20 million, in 2016, had at least one parent who was born OUTSIDE the United States. 25% of those children live in California. Another 25% live in New York, Texas and Florida. So HALF the children in the US born to parents who came here from other countries live in California, Texas, New York and Florida.
Women from Communist China pay "birth tourism" operators from $40,000 to $80,000 to come to the US to deliver their made-in-America babies. Birth tourism is a huge industry in New York and California to breed future Democrat voters through tourist visa fraud and chain migration.
Pregnant women travel to the United States, usually on tourist visas, so that their children will be born US citizens. At least 500 companies offer "birth tourism" services in China. While there are no official statistics, the number of Communist Chinese citizens heading to the USA to give birth is over 100,000 each year.
So roughly 10 million children, living in California, New York, Texas and Florida, were born to at least one parent who was not born in America. 89 percent of these children are now citizens of the U.S. itself. One third of those children are covered under either Medicaid or the Children's Health Insurance Program (CHIP). Most of those families receive some other kind of welfare assistance through their children including housing, food stamps, and cash.
Should all anchor babies, or babies born in America to illegal immigrants, automatically become American citizens due to the U.S. Constitution? It looks like NO. We've been conned for decades by FAKE NEWS on the meaning of the 14th Amendment. President Trump has said that the line "subject to their jurisdiction" in the 14th Amendment means that babies born to illegal immigrants in the United States are NOT automatically citizens of the United States.
The 14th Amendment was written in 1868 to grant citizenship to former slaves who had just been freed after the Civil War, not to naturalize all foreign-born people who come to America just to give birth so, through chain migration, they could bring entire families here. Each year, over 200,000 babies are born and naturalized in America through "birth tourism" - an organized operation to subvert US law. That doesn't include the hundreds of thousands born to illegal immigrants, in our emergency rooms, free of charge.
"Every person born within the limits of the United States, and subject to their jurisdiction, is by virtue of natural law and national law a citizen of the United States. This will not, of course, include persons born in the United States who are foreigners, aliens, who belong to the families of ambassadors or foreign ministers accredited to the Government of the United States, but will include every other class of persons. It settles the great question of citizenship and removes all doubt as to what persons are or are not citizens of the United States. This has long been a great desideratum in the jurisprudence and legislation of this country."
"The phrase "subject to the jurisdiction thereof" was intended to exclude American-born persons from automatic citizenship whose allegiance to the United States was NOT complete. With illegal immigrants who are unlawfully in the United States, their native country has a claim of allegiance on the child. Thus, the completeness of their allegiance to the United States is impaired, which therefore precludes automatic citizenship."
Has the media has sold us a bill of goods on "anchor babies" for decades since LBJ killed JFK's merit-based immigration plan and replaced it with chain migration to ensure new Democrat voters? Yes. Time to change that.
IMHO, when it comes to the current situation, it's not OK to kick out kids who have lived here their entire lives - gotten a high school degree - haven't committed crimes and are doing the deal. Those 1.8 million deserve a chance. The rest, NO. Get in line like everybody else.
Then shut down chain migration, build the wall, kill the lottery, limit asylum, and shut down sanctuary cities. From now on we only deal in merit. Like we used to.
Also, get the 14th amendment before the Supreme Court and outlaw automatic citizenship for the birthing industry. Stop people who sneak into America to give birth in our hospitals for FREE so their kids can become citizens, from abusing our country. NO MORE.
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