The 14th Amendment clearly states: "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."
This amendment was primarily added after the Civil War to include Negroes who were not considered citizens of the United States.
A Tea Party participant attending a gathering in Ramona, Ca. asked US Representative Duncan Hunter (R-Ca) if he would support the deportation of children born in this Country to illegal immigrants. (anchor babies)
Hunter honestly answered, "I would have to say yes. And let me tell you why. You can say, 'You are a mean guy. That's not a humanitarian thing to do.' We simply cannot afford what we're doing right now. We just can't afford it. California is going under."
Hunter has since been questioned about this and stands firm with his convictions along with many other lawmakers.
The illegal parent/parents get deported and generally leave their children with other illegals or families who cannot support them. They remain wards of the State. After a short period of time, the illegal parents return to this Country to live off the rewards their children are receiving. Most of these children can't speak English and do not have much of a future here. (Not that they have much to look forward to in their illegal parents homeland.) Is this a humanitarian way of life? Leave your children behind for someone else to raise and sneak back across the border once again, risking leaving your children orphans. If you make it you face deportation for the ump-teenth time.
The 14th Amendment was ratified in 1868 and has been disputed on many occasions. The Supreme Court first considered the clause in the Slaughter-House Cases of 1872, unanimously recognizing that the phrase "was intended to exclude from its operation children of . . . citizens or subjects of foreign States born within the United States." This view was confirmed in the 1883 case of Elk v. Wilkens. The phrase, according to the court, meant "not merely subject in some respect or degree to the jurisdiction of the United States, but completely subject to their political jurisdiction, and owing them direct and immediate allegiance." Children of temporary visitors to the United States, particularly those who are here illegally, owe primary allegiance to their parent's country, not to the U.S., and are therefore not guaranteed citizenship by the terms of the 14th Amendment.
There is much controversy about the anchor babies in this country. According to the 14th amendment they are legal US Citizens. Should they be? Most people agree these children should return to their parents home country. The illegals (primarily Mexicans) who are in this country blatantly fly the Mexican Flag and pledge their allegiance to Mexico, with no respect for the United States. They come here not knowing what their future will be, their legal children are awarded State aide, food cards, health care. According to Rep Hunter California spends an estimated 10 to 20 billion dollars a year on the illegals on health, education and jails. Money California and most other states cannot afford. It is no wonder California is in the financial state of bankruptcy. I am certain they could use that money on projects that would promote a better lifestyle for their legal citizens.
Nathan Deal (D-Ga) authored a bill to change the status of children of illegal immigrants, HR1868 is cosponsored by 91 other representatives. The Birthright Citizenship Act of 2009, still in a House Committee is summarized by the Open Congress as follows:
"This bill would eliminate birthright citizenship for children born to undocumented immigrants in the U.S. Current U.S. law automatically recognizes any person born on American soil as a natural born citizen. Under the bill, only children with at least one parent who is a U.S. citizen, a legal permanent resident, or an undocumented immigrant serving in the military would be considered citizens."
I am not for depriving or mistreating innocent children, but do feel something has to be done to prevent the illegals from gaining entry to this Country. Why should we support their children when they cannot support our Country and become contributing citizens. Most of the illegals I have encountered couldn't make it on their own if their Legal Children did not receive the benefits they do. To make matters worse these people are able to smuggle other family members into this Country, they live in small dilapidated homes which are not meant for so many people. The newcomers soon have children who will become dependent on the States and on and on...
Good Grief Obama wants to give all the Illegals amnesty! This insanity has got to stop!
How do you feel about deporting young children along with their parents?