by Allan Wall, US Incorporated, ©2022
(Jan. 14, 2022) — Current American policy grants automatic birthright citizenship to babies born to illegal alien mothers. It’s been the practice for decades.
A female illegal alien can cross the border, give birth five minutes later, and her child is an American citizen for life.
The term “anchor baby” refers to the fact that such babies are “anchored” into the United States, can’t be deported, and their status makes it harder to deport their illegal alien parents.
This policy is well-known in Mexico and elsewhere. It serves as a magnet to attract illegal immigrants.
Crossing the U.S. border in the desert or via the river is dangerous for a pregnant woman, and some die in the attempt. So the policy encourages reckless behavior.
The policy turns over part of our citizenship law to foreign lawbreakers. We’ve lost control over who can become a citizen.
Thanks to the Biden Border Invasion, it’s likely that the quantity of anchor babies being born is even higher than before. The demographic effects could be significant.
When Donald Trump was a candidate for president he spoke about the policy, but as president he didn’t do anything about it
How could the anchor baby policy be ended?
Congress could pass a law declaring that children of illegal aliens are not citizens.
Or a president could issue an executive order.
Either of those strategies would be challenged in the courts. It might even make it to the Supreme Court.
What if a state made a law prohibiting the anchor baby policy?
There’s a proposal to do just that in the state of Oklahoma.
On January 10, 2022, Senator Nathan Dahm of the Oklahoma Legislature filed what would be a historic bill if it could pass.
Dahm’s Senate Bill 1226 would prohibit babies born to illegal aliens from being granted citizenship in the state of Oklahoma.
According to Senator Dahm, “Birthright citizenship was never the intent of the 14th Amendment.”
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President Trump DID do something, he virtually stopped illegal alien invasion!!!!! Nathan Dahm is a wonderful example of Oklahomans!!!!! I fully support LEGAL immigration and oppose the anchor baby policy!!!!! Come here, assimilate, and become a contributing American citizan or stay out!!!!!!!!!!
Definitely a step in the right direction but I would like to make it retroactive for the past ‘how many years we can add to it’, 18? 30?
Chief New Leaf
Babies born in the USA and US territories of foreign parents should be treated as aliens and citizens of the country(ies) of both foreign parents, regardless of whether the foreign (non-US citizen) parents are legally or illegally residing here in the USA or a US territory.
“Should” is possible only with a constitutional amendment.
How would such a bill, if enacted, survive a Supremacy Clause court challenge?
Does the comment here from Nikita’s_UN_Shoe on birthright citizenship make sense to you…or not? If not, why not?
It made sense that it was wishing for something that would require a constitutional amendment.
How so? Where in the Constitution is American citizenship granted to illegals born in the United States. If you cite the 14th Amendment you would be wrong.