“Anchor Babies”

Once again Republicans are pushing to get rid of 14th Amendment which currently reads;

“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.”

Simply stated allows for anyone born in the United States to be automatically given citizenship.  Republicans say that they should not be given this automatic citizenship.   They spark a term known as “Anchor Babies” in which illegal mothers come to the US to give birth to their children which in return the child gains automatic United States Citizenship, and then through the child the mother also receives the same benefits .  Although I disagree with Republicans trying to remove this amendment, I think changes to it wouldn’t hurt.

I think this story and the whole situation with the “Burning of the Kuran” is a another example of history repeating itself; when there is a severe economic downturn people start demonizing other groups as a way to vent their frustrations.

Related link: http://news.yahoo.com/s/yblog_upshot/20100812/pl_yblog_upshot/are-anchor-babies-a-widespread-problem

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