Anchor Babies: No More U.S. Citizenship

Op-Ed Contributor

Does it make sense to taxpayers for 400,000 pregnant mothers to break across America’s borders annually—and birth their babies into instant citizenship in the United States? Is it fair for American taxpayers to pay for those births in hospitals via the Emergency Medical Treatment and Active Labor Act (EMTALA)? Does it stand to reason that taxpayers must then pay for those children to enjoy 13 years of schooling at the expense of our children? Does anyone realize that the costs run into the billions and trillions of dollars over the decades?

Not only do taxpayers support those children, their mothers become part of the welfare ride for those 18 years. Once 18, the child may ‘chain migrate’ an endless numbers of relatives into America.

In an interview with Business Week, director of NumbersUSA.com, Rob Beck, said, “The U.S. should pass H.R. 1868—the Birthright Citizenship Act of 2009—so all babies born on U.S. soil are no longer automatically made citizens.

“Maternity tourism is just the beginning of the silliness of birthright citizenship that goes to the babies of foreign students, temporary foreign workers, international travelers—and the millions who break the law to criminally enter this country.”

With an astounding 400,000 anchor babies or “Jackpot babies” as named by radio talk show host Terry Anderson in Los Angeles, www.theterryandersonshow.com, American taxpayers pay a heavy price for a total misinterpretation of the 14th amendment of our constitution.

“All told, federal law (not the Constitution) gives citizenship to an estimated minimum 400,000 babies each year who don’t have even one parent who is a U.S. citizen or permanent legal immigrant,” Beck said. “This is a huge impediment to efforts to stabilize U.S. population to allow for environmental sustainability. And it is a great incentive for more illegal immigration.

“Each of these babies becomes an anchor who retards deportation of unlawfully present parents—and who eventually will be an anchor for entire families and villages as chain migration leads to the immigration of grandparents, aunts, uncles, and cousins.

“Birthright citizenship is an antiquated practice that has been abandoned by nearly all wealthy nations and emerging nations (recently India and Indonesia) and by the majority of poor nations.”

First of all, it’s unlawful! Mexico, with strict immigration laws, does not allow any kind of activity such as anchor babies. Second, it creates a whole new subclass of entrenched poverty. Third, it undermines American children in schools as Jackpot babies displace special programs by requiring English as a Second Language, and, it disrupts normal learning for our students. Fourth, it costs billion of dollars that should go toward America’s inner cities and minority poor.

“The Supreme Court has ruled only that the Constitution requires babies of legal immigrants be U.S. citizens,” Beck said. “It is time to join the modern world, pass H. R. 1868 (Birthright Citizenship Act of 2009), and limit citizenship to babies who have at least one parent who is a citizen or legal immigrant.”

Rightfully, four years ago, Ireland became the last country in the European Union that outlawed anchor babies.

Today, America must stop illegal, unlawful, immoral and unjust allowance for anchor babies. We must, as a nation, pass H. R. 1868 in order to make sure those pregnant foreign and unlawful migrant women birth their babies in their own countries to be taken care of by their governments and families.

We must, as a nation, insist on personal accountability, personal responsibility and national accountability. Become a member of www.numbersusa.com and help pass H. R. 1868.

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Frosty Wooldridge possesses a unique view of the world, cultures and families in that he has bicycled around the globe 100,000 miles, on six continents and six times across the United States in the past 30 years. His published books include: “HANDBOOK FOR TOURING BICYCLISTS” ; “STRIKE THREE! TAKE YOUR BASE”; “IMMIGRATION’S UNARMED INVASION: DEADLY CONSEQUENCES”; “MOTORCYCLE ADVENTURE TO ALASKA: INTO THE WIND—A TEEN NOVEL”; “BICYCLING AROUND THE WORLD: TIRE TRACKS FOR YOUR IMAGINATION”; “AN EXTREME ENCOUNTER: ANTARCTIA.” His next book: “TILTING THE STATUE OF LIBERTY INTO A SWAMP.” He lives in Denver, Colorado and can be reached by Email. His latest book. ‘IMMIGRATION’S UNARMED INVASION—DEADLY CONSEQUENCES.’

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