Tuesday, August 17, 2010

Study Validates the Anchor Baby Debate

From CNN:

"One of about every 12 babies born in the United States in 2008 was the offspring of unauthorized immigrants, a Pew Hispanic Center study released Wednesday concluded.
According to the study, an estimated 340,000 of the 4.3 million babies born in this country that year had parents who were in the United States without legal documentation.

The 14th Amendment to the Constitution stipulates that those children automatically become U.S. citizens, but some members of Congress are pushing to change that provision. That effort -- rooted in the debate over illegal immigration, particularly of people from Mexico -- has created some controversy."

I posted about this back in May when Duncan Hunter brought up the possibility of changing the 14th Amendment (which, obviously since it's an Amendment was already changed once...)

A few months ago, some may have considered this a non-issue or a scare tactic even...but I think the Pew Hispanic Center study results change that and highlight this issue as a viable debate this country MUST have. ONE in every TWELVE babies. No wonder this country is bankrupt...

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