Arizona Says No to Anchor Babies

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Arizona is boldly going where other states and our federal government fear to go.
After tackling the problem of illegal immigration with the passage of SB 1070, Arizona is now saying no to “anchor babies” — children born in the United States who acquire automatic citizenship despite their parents being not just non-citizens but illegal aliens.

Meanwhile, Nick Allen of the UK Telegraph reports on June 15, 2010, that Arizona State Senator Russell Pearce (R) will introduce a bill later this year to bar anchor babies from getting American birth certificates. Pearce is one of the politicians who had worked for Arizona’s passage of its new immigration law, SB 1070.

Under the 14th Amendment to the US Constitution any child born in America has an automatic right to citizenship regardless of their parents’ legal status. But the 14th Amendment was drafted in order to secure the citizenship and Constitutional rights of freed slaves and their children. Pearce said that the authors of the 14th Amendment in 1868 never anticipated the “deluge” of anchor babies of our time. He called anchor babies getting automatic US citizenship “the most irrational and self-defeating provision you could have. It’s illegal to enter the United States and yet we are going to create the greatest inducement to breaking our law, and entering illegally, and that’s making your baby a citizen.”
Both Governor Brewer and Senator Pearce maintain, with considerable evidence, that “anchor babies” are used by illegal immigrants to stay in the country. More than that, when the “anchor babies” become adults, they can sponsor their parents for legal permanent residency. After six years of permanent residency, the parents then qualify for U.S. citizenship. Through the provision of “chain migration,” the parents in turn then apply for their blood relatives to immigrate to the United States. Those individuals, when they obtain U.S. citizenship, in turn apply for their blood relatives…….in an unending chain of (legal) immigrants.
In just one year, 2008, an estimated four million “anchor babies” were born in the United States to illegal immigrant parents.
Opponents of the proposed bill say it is contrary to the Constitution and the American spirit. The right of Arizona to to deny automatic US citizenship to anchor babies could ultimately end up in the Supreme Court.
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0 responses to “Arizona Says No to Anchor Babies

  1. This is a travesty! What part of “ILLEGAL” do some fail to understand. Just like the usurper sleeping in our White House, if you are not a citizen you have no “rights” to stay here. Laws are here for situations like this. Who will enforce the law, both civil and Constitutional? Will we have to form Militias and do the job ourselves? What has happened to our America? Are we truly under the control of a Communist coup out to destroy our once Great Country. Join the fight to defeat the Evil!

  2. Well – it’s about time!

  3. old1,
    We’re working on it…
    Most of us do believe the usurper in the White House is either a Commy or a Radical Muslim. Either way, we believe he’s out to destroy this country. Our goal is to take it back in November and then boot the idiot out in 2012…We need all the people we can get to accomplish the feat.
    Don’t give up hope….

  4. Since the Constitution gives anchor babies the right to citizenship, I do not see any way for Arizona to pull this off. The federal government will overrule the decision.

    • As they used to say, “So sue me!” Let it go all the way to the Supreme Court and make ’em decide whether this is Constitutional or not.

  5. My husband delivered babies for years, and he loved it. He had to quit about 12 years ago because he did not make enough from it to cover the malpractice costs of delivering Medicaid babies to Mexicans. They have babies every 10 months or so. There is a major problem here.

  6. Doc’ Wife and anon,
    I feel the same way. I don’t want them here at all, none of them. If they can’t enter our country legally then shoot them. I also think we should amend the Constitution to get rid of the anchor babies, but until we do we’re stuck with them. We could make it illegal for pregnant women to enter the country and we could also make it a law that if you are an illegal then your new born is also an illegal. There are ways to get around the Constitution.

    • At this time illegal moms-to-be get emergency Medicaid to pay for their care—DISGUSTING!!!

  7. Is there any other country in the world that has such an immigration problem and this many anchor babies? No wonder our states and fed govt is broke…

  8. Immigration conundrum – under current law if a foreigner gives birth on an airplane while flying over our Great Old US of A is the alien new born an American Citizen? Can they pretend to be President like Barry after they reach 35 if they come to America when they are 21. We just got to tie up these loose ends.

  9. Ron Baby, read the Constitution! States have the right to determine “citizen” not he feds. The 14th dealt with freed slaves not Rio Grand swimmers.

  10. Old1—Hi,
    I’ve been over the Constitution probably just as long as you if you’re truly an old 1
    I gave lectures on it and Collegiate interpretations on the different amendments….
    Not you, me , or any state has the right to offer any law to the citizens that contradicts the Constitution. States rights do not superceed the Constitution.
    The 14th Amendment:
    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.
    Nothing more need saying….

  11. The Tea Bag Party are just “haters not debaters” or as others have dubbed them “screamers not dreamers”, with their failed attempts at stopping Healthcare reform, they say they respect the Constitution, the Bill of Rights and the Declaration of Independence but they do not mind passing laws, through weak Governors (no one voted for this crazy) who only cares about getting elected Governor, on the backs of undocumented workers, that will not pass Constitution muster.
    Brewer signed into law;
    1. S.B. 1070,
    2. No permit conceal weapons law,
    3. The famous Birthers law,
    4. Banning Ethic studies law,
    5. Could she be behind the Mural in Prescott, Arizona, ordered to be whiten,
    6. On deck to pass, no citizenship to babies born to undocumented workers,
    7. If she can read she should look up Arizona’s House Bill 2779 from two years ago (which was un-constitution and failed when legally challenged),
    8. The boycotted Martin Luther King Day, what idiots don’t want another holiday? Yes, you guessed it Arizona.
    Well Arizona, you can boycott new holidays and keep passing crazy laws and the rest of us will continue to challenged them in a court of law and continue to add cities to our Boycott of your state.
    I real cannot believe anything that comes out of Brewer’s mouth, in an interview she first said her father had died in Germany fighting the Nazi in World War II (war ended 1945) but of course we find out the truth that father was never in Germany and died in California in 1955. But we are suppose to believe everything else she says, right!
    As for the Tea Bag Party, their phony patriotism is sickening; they are just racists going by another name. We all know you are just itching to put a sheet on their head? Let’s face it the Republicans had eight years to deal with health care, immigration, energy (remember Cheney’s secret meetings with oil companies where loosening regulation and oversight were sealed), climate change and financial oversight and governance and they failed. It appears that the Republican Party is only good at starting wars (two in eight years, with fat contracts to friends of Cheney/Bush) but not at winning wars as seen by the continuing line of body bags that keep coming home. The Republicans party will continue turned inward to their old fashion obstructionist party (and their Confederacy appreciation roots) because they continue to allow a small portions (but very loud portion) of their party of “birthers, baggers and blowhards” to rule their party. I will admit that this fringe is very good at playing “Follow the Leader” by listening to their dullard leaders, Beck, Hedgecock, Hannity, O’Reilly, Rush, Savage, Sarah Bailin, Orly Taitz, Victoria Jackson, Michele Bachmann and the rest of the Blowhards and acting as ill programmed robots (they have already acted against doctors that perform abortions).
    The Birthers and the Tea Bag party crowd think they can scare, intimidate and force others to go along with them by comments like “This time we came unarmed”, let me tell you something not all ex-military join the fringe militia crazies who don’t pay taxes and run around with face paint in the parks playing commando, the majority are mature and understand that the world is more complicated and grey than the black and white that these simpleton make it out to be and that my friend is the point. The world is complicated and people like Hamilton, Lincoln, and Roosevelt believed that we should use government a little to increase social mobility, now it’s about dancing around the claim of government is the problem. The sainted Reagan passed the biggest tax increase in American history and as a result federal employment increased, but facts are lost when mired in mysticism and superstition. For a party that gave us Abraham Lincoln, it is tragic that the ranks are filled with too many empty suits and the crazy Birthers who have not learned that the way our courts work is that you get a competent lawyer, verifiable facts and present them to a judge, if the facts are real and not half baked internet lies, then, and only then, do you proceed to trial. The Birthers seem to be having a problem with their so called “Internet facts”. Let’s face it no one will take the Birthers seriously until they win a case, but until then, you will continue to appear dumb, crazy or racist, or maybe all three. I heard that Orly Taitz now wants to investigate the “Republican 2009 Summer of Love” list: Assemblyman, Michael D. Duvall (CA), Senator John Ensign (NV), Senator Paul Stanley (TN), Governor Mark Stanford (SC), Board of Ed Chair, and Kristin Maguire AKA Bridget Keeney (SC), she wants to re-establish a family values party, that is like saying that the Catholic Church cares about the welling being of children in their care, too late for that. Yee Haw!

    • Damn, dude, did a TEA Partier knock down your sand castle when you were a kid? Would you like illegal aliens to come into you neighborhood every day, steal stuff, rape the occasional wife or daughter, clog up your doctor’s office without paying, pay no taxes but send all the money they earn back home, and demand you speak Spanish because they won’t learn English? If you do (or had a TEA Partier demolish your sand castle), I’m sorry, please go right ahead with your rant. Otherwise, you’re not making a good argument except if your intent is just to tick people off. So there! 😛

  12. Montana,
    Boy you got a lot of hate.
    Normally I do not respond to people so full of hate but I’ll give you a moment of truth. The truth is simple–You are an individual who believes the rich owe you something. You think it’s alright for the government to steal money from the rich and give it to a no-account imbecile like you. I’m sure you’re on welfare or your mommy was.
    I don’t mind your anger and I doubt anyone of the regulars on this blog care what you think.
    Liberals usually think with their rectum rather than using any other portion of their anatomy. That of course is to be expected since your rectum is where you keep your brain. However, aside from that, it is obvious from your statements that you voted for that idiot in the White House, you know the one that has to read everything his Muslim bosses tell him to read because he doesn’t have the IQ of a monkey–kinda like yours.
    Oh well…Since there is no hope for someone as ignorant as you I will let this go and go back to those on the blog that have brains and use them.
    I am only being derogatory because you came into this house with your head up your anal canal complaining about those who really care about this country and now you have a president that can’t slap his own ass with either hand. I imagine that really pisses you off huh, having a President that is so ignorant he can’t even find his own ass. He should take a look at your face and then he will find it.

  13. Eo,
    Yes. I need my meds—This guy, Montana, really needs someone to kick his ass out of the United States.


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