Everyone understands that immigrants do a lot for this country. Everyone understands that we should let people into this country. However, that’s where conservatives and liberals split. Liberals think we should let anyone and everyone into the country and kicking them out is racist. Conservatives think we should have a reasonable immigration system and have faith in the rule of law.
It is looking likely that DACA will be saved. That’s a bummer but there isn’t much we can do about it. Hopefully, Trump can use the DACA negotiations to fund the wall and end chain migration. Those two things would make a huge difference.
It would also be nice if we could end birthright citizenship.
Also, known as “anchor babies”.
Recently, we found out exactly how many anchor babies are in the United States.
The great John Binder has the details.
There are an estimated 4.5 million United States-born children who were given birthright citizenship despite at least one of their parents being an illegal alien.
These children are commonly known as “anchor babies,” as they are able to eventually bring an unlimited number of foreign relatives to the U.S. through the process known as “chain migration.”
A new Congressional Budget Office (CBO) report reveals the extent to which the illegal alien population in the U.S. has had children that are given automatic citizenship simply for being born within the borders of the country.
According to the CBO, there are 4.5 million anchor babies in the U.S. under the age of 18-years-old. This estimate does not include the potentially millions of anchor babies who are older than 18-years-old.
In what world does this make sense?
One of the best moments on the campaign trail for Trump was when he said he was going to keep saying anchor baby even if it made liberals uncomfortable.
From Washington Times:
As businessman and 2016 GOP presidential candidate Donald Trump kicks the issue of birthright citizenship to the forefront of the political debate, the use of the term “anchor baby” to refer to a child born in the United States to illegal immigrant parents has gotten renewed attention.
“You mean it’s not politically correct, and yet everybody uses it?” Mr. Trump said this week in response to a reporter’s asking him if he was aware the term was offensive. “So you know what — give me a different term. Give me a different term. What else would you like me to say?”
A suggestion was American-born child of undocumented immigrants.
“Oh, you want me to say that instead, OK? No, I’ll use the word ‘anchor baby.’ Excuse me — I’ll use the word ‘anchor baby,’” Mr. Trump said.
America is facing a critical turning point. We are at a crossroads.
Are we going to take immigration seriously and enforce our laws?
Or, will we continue to let the GOP establishment and Democrats give us open borders with no accountability?
Fingers crossed we do the right thing.
[Note: This post was written by Andrew Mark Miller]