Sunday, January 14, 2018

Should Babies Born to Illegal Alien Mothers, on U.S. Soil, be Automatic U.S. Citizens?

That arrangement is called “birthright citizenship”.

If an illegal alien pregnant woman comes into our country and gives birth on American soil, should that baby get automatic U.S. citizenship?  As of now, we grant citizenship to babies born on American soil, but no where in the U.S Constitution does it state that we should do that, contrary to what some might say.

The people who are in favor of granting “birthright citizenship”, argue that the 14th Amendment to our constitution gives those rights to those babies, but that was not the intent of the wording in the 14th Amendment.  The wording in the 14th Amendment was intended for the freed slaves after the Civil War.  The amendment reads as follows:

“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”.

In 1866, Senator Jacob Howard clearly spelled out the intent of the 14th Amendment by writing:  “Every person born within the limits of the United States, and subject to their jurisdiction,  is by virtue of natural law a citizen of the United States.  This will not, of course, include persons born into the United States who are foreigners, aliens, who belong to the families of ambassadors or foreign ministers accredited to the government of the United States........”

The key phrase “subject to the jurisdiction thereof”, was intended to exclude American-born persons from automatic citizenship whose allegiance to the United States was not complete.  When illegal alien mothers, who are unlawfully in the United States, their native country has a claim of allegiance on that mother and child.  Thus, the completeness of their allegiance to the United States is impaired, which therefore precludes automatic citizenship.  The correct interpretation of the 14th Amendment is that an illegal alien mother is subject to the jurisprudence of that native country, as is her baby.  (this interpretation was taken from the Colorado Alliance for Immigration Reform).

The only industrialized nations who have this “birthright citizenship” is the United States and Canada.  This is what has attracted this influx of illegal alien mothers giving birth on American soil.  Are we stupid or what?

Since these babies are now considered American citizens,  they are eligible for all kinds of welfare and government handouts and benefits including food, shelter, clothing, education, medical care, and being able to bring in their relatives (called “chain migration”).

The question posed at the outset of this editorial, “Should Babies Born to Illegal Alien Mothers, on U.S. Soil, Be Automatic U.S. Citizens”, should be answered with a resounding “NO”.  We are running a national debt of over $20 trillion, and by us giving all this financial and humanitarian assistance to these “birthright babies” and their immediate families (that's why they are referred to as “anchor babies”), we are causing many hardships on both the federal and state governments. According to the Washington Examiner, the swelling population of illegal immigrants and their kids is costing American taxpayers $135 billion a year, driven by free medical care, education, and a huge law enforcement bill.  And despite claims from pro-illegal immigration advocates that aliens pay significant off-setting taxes back to federal, state, and local treasuries, the Federation for American Immigration Reform report tallied just $19 billion, making the final hit on taxpayers about $116 billion.

If we stop granting automatic citizenship to the babies born on U.S. soil by illegal alien mothers, the flow of illegal immigrants will be dramatically reduced.  That's the humanitarian way to uphold the laws of the U.S. by sending them back to their native countries without granting them U.S. citizenship. Of course, we should make the transition back to their native countries as humanely as possible, but it is something that has to be done in order to protect the sovereignty of our country.  A country without borders is not a country, but just a way station for others to take advantage of our good nature by entering our country illegally and collecting government benefits paid for by U.S. citizens taxes.

Conservative commentary by Chuck Lehmann

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Unknown said...

If a pregnant woman visited me and went into labor while in my home,
will I be responsible to support and pay expenses for the child?
Will this child bare my family name?

Frank Stetson said...

When does this insanity stop by us accepting anyone who gets into our country illegally? Ask one of these "open border" fanatics if someone comes through the front door of their home, without an invitation, and demands that they should provide them with food, shelter and clothing, how many would agree with that demand? Probably zero, nada or nil. Well, that's exactly what occurs with these illegals who invade our country, but the loony liberals don't care as long as these illegals will eventually be granted citizenship and vote for Democrats. The hell with what's best for our country. Viva, President Trump.

Larry Schwartz said...

With all the money raised by the Clinton Foundation under the guise of helping the Haitian people rebound from the earthquake, how much of that money actually reached the poor people of Haiti? Ask the people of Haiti what they think of the "humanitarian" efforts of the Clinton's, most will tell you that they feel that they were scammed and taken advantage of by the Clinton's and their flunky's. The Clinton's are somewhat responsible for Haiti being referred to as a "shithole". Shame on those phony, two-timing Clinton's.