ANCHOR BABIES vs. ANCHOR PARENTS. Just as U.S. born children of Mexican citizens are used as anchor for their Mexican born parents, their Mexican born parents are anchors for their U.S. born children in Mexico. Who has more power over them? Mexico or U.S.? I believe Mexico has more power because the parents are Mexican citizens and responsible for their children. Anchor parents should be required to take their U.S. born children with them when they are deported since they are citizens of Mexico according to Mexicos constitution and already know the language and culture and already has family in Mexico and will assimilate faster than their parents did here. Some of the parents still do not speak English after being here for years. Let Mexico be responsible for its citizens. Mexico has authority over its citizens even if their live here. Mexico dictates to U.S. government how its citizens are to be treated. Anchor parents anchor their American born children to Mexico.