June 13, 2010

Getting Around To “Anchor Babies”

Once again, Arizona is proving to be the only wet-back infested state in the nation that’s thinking with anything other than its nether regions.

“Anchor babies” isn’t a very endearing term, but in Arizona those are the words being used to tag children born in the U.S. to illegal immigrants. While not new, the term is increasingly part of the local vernacular because the primary authors of the nation’s toughest and most controversial immigration law are targeting these tots — the legal weights that anchor many undocumented aliens in the U.S. — for their next move.

Buoyed by recent public opinion polls suggesting they’re on the right track with illegal immigration, Arizona Republicans will likely introduce legislation this fall that would deny birth certificates to children born in Arizona — and thus American citizens according to the U.S. Constitution — to parents who are not legal U.S. citizens. The law largely is the brainchild of state Sen. Russell Pearce, a Republican whose suburban district, Mesa, is considered the conservative bastion of the Phoenix political scene. He is a leading architect of the Arizona law that sparked outrage throughout the country:

Senate Bill 1070, which allows law enforcement officers to ask about someone’s immigration status during a traffic stop, detainment or arrest if reasonable suspicion exists — things like poor English skills, acting nervous or avoiding eye contact during a traffic stop.

But the likely new bill is for the kids. While SB 1070 essentially requires of-age migrants to have the proper citizenship paperwork, the potential “anchor baby” bill blocks the next generation from ever being able to obtain it. The idea is to make the citizenship process so difficult that illegal immigrants pull up the “anchor” and leave.

This issue is serious business; Using childbirth as a means to evade the law of the land and its acceptance as such by authorities is the kind of affair that should leave, at the very least, a bad taste in the mouth of any thinking individual.

It’s just as pitiful that the pro-amnesty/pro-illegals crowd, using the usual left-handed tactic of laying guilt trips, defends the acceptance of anchor babies by claiming that sending the parents back to “the old country”, wherever it may be, will divide families.

However, it doesn’t have to, does it? Simply deport the cute little tyke in the company of his/her parents. Problem solved.

Naturally, the supporters of illegal immigration and of amnesty for those felons who have swum the ol’ Rio Grande or come across the border in a dryer context will lay guilt trips, the only weapon of the “progressives” that is second to accusations of racism, distorting a Constitutional law to fit their scenario:

The question is whether that would violate the U.S. Constitution. The 14th Amendment states that “all persons, born or naturalized in the United States, and subject to the jurisdiction thereof, are citizens of the United States. No state shall make or enforce any law which shall abridge the privileges or immunities of citizens of the United States.” It was intended to provide citizenship for freed slaves and served as a final answer to the Dred Scott case, cementing the federal government’s control over citizenship.

But that was 1868. Today, Pearce says the 14th Amendment has been “hijacked” by illegal immigrants. “They use it as a wedge,” Pearce says. “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 says he is aware of the constitutional issues involved with the bill and vows to introduce it nevertheless. “We will write it right.” He and other Republicans in the red state Arizona point to popular sympathy: 58% of Americans polled by Rasmussen think illegal immigrants whose children are born here should not receive citizenship; support for that stance is 76% among Republicans.

Anchor babies spring forth from illegal aliens. Illegal aliens are illegal.

You know that, I know that and the illegals know that. So do the Democrats and their far left “progressive” masters, yet they continue to insult the intelligence of the American people by remolding laws to suit their agendas, expecting citizens to emulate simpletons and go unquestioningly with the program…

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by @ 5:27 pm. Filed under Homeland Security, Immigration
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