Anchor Babies complicating policy?

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    What so complicated about an Amendment to the Constitution that disallows automatic "birthright" citizenship?

    Illegal Immigrants' Legal Kids Snarl Policy
    Increased Birthrate Exacerbates Issue


    By N.C. Aizenman
    Washington Post Staff Writer
    Wednesday, April 15, 2009; Page A01

    A new report providing the most detailed portrait to date of the illegal immigrant population found that it is mostly made up of young families that are having children at a much faster rate than previously known. The study, released yesterday by the nonpartisan, Washington-based Pew Hispanic Center, also found that a disproportionate share of such children live in poverty and lack health insurance.

    Because any child born in the United States has a right to citizenship, the growing presence of these children is likely to complicate the debate over immigration policies aimed at their parents.

    The question of so-called "mixed-status" families is not new. But the increase in the number of children born to illegal immigrants is likely to exacerbate such situations in years to come.

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    I'm all for it, but for political expedience, I doubt that either party will follow up on this suggestion as it might cause them to lose out on hispanic voters. I see anchor babies as a huge slap in the face of the citizenship provisions of our constitution, but I doubt that either party has the cojones to fix this issue.
     
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    As an aside, why is it that the people who can least afford to have kids have the most?
     
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    Another reason to get rid of parties ... bah! Why can't people just do what's right and what works when they get into power?
     
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    If Democrats and Republicans supported a Constitutional amendment in unison, then who would lose Hispanic votes? In truth, if the people want this change, they need to start a grass roots non-partisan effort pushing their representatives to put this in motion.
     
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    If they both did, sure, but do you really think that either of the parties is going to potentially hand the other party that voter bonus? Partisan politics is still the name of the game.
     
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    Because Jesus wants them to. Jesus loves the little children. All the little children of the world. Especially the ones that he's allowing to starve to death in Africa right now.
     
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    He loves them, that doesn't mean he's going to feed them. Plus, lots of them are not Christians. Or not the right kind of Christians. Don't question things.
     
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    You're just a bitter ex-Christian stekim, who doesn't know the love of jesus.
     
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    The following comments are from one of my Libertarian friends:

    Handouts from the government (if we are going to have them) should be limited to citizens.

    Also, we should amend the Constitution so that children born to non-citizens are NOT automatically citizens. Here is an example of a possible amendment:

    A person born to a citizen and resident of the United States shall be a citizen thereof.

    Congress shall specify what other persons shall be citizens, and the conditions for such.



    Perhaps McCain & Kennedy should get together on THIS!
     

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