by John Hill
Stand With Arizona
We have covered the disgraceful sham of “anchor babies” and birthright citizenship for a long time – illegal aliens using America’s current misinterpretation of the 14th Amendment to obtain citizenship for their illegal babies – just by getting inside our borders prior to the birth.
You have seen the Mexican women who come across the Rio Grande in labor, to have babies in Texas hospitals. Like this woman, who did just that, failed to pay her hospital bill, and just “doesn’t understand the anger” of Americans at her willful disregard for our laws or her personal responsiblities…
Then we showed you a private home in L.A., converted to a birthing center where Chinese women are brought in at 8- or 9-months pregnant, to give birth to “U.S. Citizens” – so-called “birth tourism” – in case they one day need to mooch off American welfare.
Now comes a case that demonstrates more than any before it, the abject folly of providing citizenship to the offspring of these international grifters. A woman who flew 9 months pregnant – from the Philippines, and who admits she wanted to give birth in America so her child would be given U.S. Citizenship, instead had her baby in-flight. It appears he was born in international airspace. But this woman, Aida Alamillo, claims that if she had instead given birth at her first scheduled stop of San Franscisco, that the baby would have been born in a hospital there, and thus should be considered a “citizen” of the U.S.
It was her apparent intent to live with her sister in Massachussetts and collect Social Security. When she arrived at the San Francisco hospital, she reportedly asked for “Social Security”, which – if true – speaks volumes about the shocking sense of entitlement of foreign nationals towards the U.S.
Here is one report where the Fox Boston staff discuss most of the details of this farce…
How ridicuous is this entire debate? Is this what the American people want: to see a mockery made of our laws? To see foreign nationals manipulating our system to get their kids easy citizenship, and thus a foothold for themselves in the U.S.? One wonders if this woman had heard about Obama’s recent backdoor amnesty decree which tels ICE that women such as this can NEVER be deported. Word travels fast in such circles.
This is a citizen of the Philippines, not America, and her child should not be an American citizen. And this is not what the architects of the 14th Amendment intended.
The 14th Amendment was ratified in 1868 specifically to protect the rights of native-born Black Americans, whose rights were being denied as recently-freed slaves. It was written in a manner so as to prevent state governments from ever denying citizenship to Blacks born in the United States. But in 1868, the United States had no formal immigration policy, and the authors therefore saw no need to address immigration explicitly in the amendment.
“Every person born within the limits of the United States, and subject to their jurisdiction, is by virtue of natural law and national law a citizen of the United States. This will not, of course, include persons born in the United States who are foreigners, aliens, who belong to the families of ambassadors or foreign ministers accredited to the Government of the United States….”
The correct interpretation of the 14th Amendment is that a foreign visitor and/or illegal alien mother is subject to the jurisdiction of her native country, as is her baby. And thus that child is not a U.S. citizen.
But this question has never been definitely settled by a Supreme Court ruling, and thus we have suffered a disastrous status quo of hundreds of thousands of “anchor babies” being born in the U.S. every single year, and being handed a citizenship they do not deserve, and which the architects of the 14th Amendment specifically designed it to prevent.
60,000 such babies are born every year in Dallas’ Parkland Memorial Hospital, where a staggering 70% of their total births are anchor babies! And like the case of the Mexican woman in the video above who failed to pay her hospital bill, hospitals across America are being bankrupted by unpaid bills of these irresponsible “anchor moms.” In California alone, hospitals have annual losses of $1.25 billion from unpaid bills of illegal aliens, and hundreds of hospitals have closed as a result.
Perhaps that’s why, in 1993, before La Raza took over the Democratic Party, Sen. Harry Reid (D-NV) actually sponsored legislation to change U.S. immigration law to require that at least one parent had to be an American citizen before the child could be considered the same. As Sen. Reid so aptly put it, “no sane nation” would offer birthright citizenship…
But Reid, like Obama, is now part of a Democrat Party more than willing to subvert the rule of law to steal votes via amnesty. And so by 2010 he had changed his tune, saying that Republicans had “either taken leave of their senses or their principles” when they proposed an almost identical change as he himself proposed.
America has taken leave of its senses on immigration for decades. It is time to sober up and straighten out. There is an answer to the “anchor baby” madness. The Birthright Citizenship Act of 2011 (H.R. 140), introduced by Reps. Steve King (R-IA), Phil Gingrey (R-GA), Gary Miller (R-CA), and Rob Woodall (R-GA). The bill, which has a solid legal basis, would “amend section 301 of the Immigration and Nationality Act to clarify those classes of individuals born in the United States who are nationals and citizens of the United States at birth.”
Congress is well within its right to define what “jurisdiction” is once and for all, without the need to repeal or replace the 14th Amendment. This is the best available option to end this outrageous perversion of law once and for all.
ACT NOW! Call your Representative and ask that they co-sponsor or support H.R. 140 and demand it be given the Judiciary Committee vote it deserves:
Find your elected officials HERE, or direct-message email your House Rep. HERE.
Once we add sponsors we can build a groundswell of momentum on social media and with protests to force a vote on this critical issue, and make it a powerful message for the 2012 elections.
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