Theodore's World: Russell Pearce on Why the 14th Amendment Bars "Anchor Babies"

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January 05, 2011

Russell Pearce on Why the 14th Amendment Bars "Anchor Babies"

Russell Pearce on Why the 14th Amendment Bars "Anchor Babies"

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AZ Senate Speaker Russell Pearce, co-author of SB1070, discusses why his upcoming legislation banning "birthright citizenship" is supported by the 14th Amendment, its drafters' intent, and two supreme Court cases prior to Kim Wong Ark. Pearce expresses optimism that the Supreme Court will do the right thing, and restore the original intent that has been corrupted by courts and Administrations for decades to permit a massive stealth amnesty.


Wild Thing's comment........

Why oh Why can't people just read and follow the US Constitution? It's an amazingly simple document.

This isn't about "picking on babies" it is about upholding the Constitution.

he has said, "We've allowed the hijacking of the 14th Amendment." He says allowing what are termed "anchor babies" because they make deportation difficult is an incentive to illegal immigration. "They use it as a wedge," he said. "This is an orchestrated effort by them to come here and have children to gain access to the great welfare state we've created."

Pearce's argument is that the wording in the amendment that guarantees citizenship to people born in the U.S. who are "subject to the jurisdiction" of this country does not apply to the children of illegal immigrants because such families don't owe sole allegiance to the U.S.

Many foreign children are born here and live here legally many years, but are not automatically citizens, for example, children of diplomats, entertainers William Shatner(born in Canada) , Michael J. Fox ( born in Canada) , Richard Burton ( Wales) , Bob Hope ( England), athletes, etc.

....Thank you Mark for sending this to me.

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Posted by Wild Thing at January 5, 2011 04:47 AM


Why are the dems so concerned about illegal Mexican Babies Rights to life. If these were American Babies I am sure Abortion would be in there option of plans for them.

Posted by: Mark at January 5, 2011 07:59 AM

Anchor babies has become one of the biggest scams perpetuated in human history. We are paying out the ying-yang for it culturally, morally and financially. It needs to be stopped immediately.

Posted by: TomR,armed in Texas at January 5, 2011 10:04 AM

Mark, well said, they are totally hypocritical.

Tom, I agree, it really is a scam.

Posted by: Wild Thing at January 5, 2011 11:46 PM