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01-08-2013, 04:51 PM #1
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Stop Anchor Babies: Birthright Citizenship Act of 2013
Stop Anchor Babies
Posted by Don Sipe on January 7, 2013 at 4:40pm in General, Town Hall
We all need to support this:
Rep. Steve King Fights to End Birthright Citizenship
True immigration reformer Rep. Steve King (R-IA) introduced legislation (H.R. 140) the opening day of the 113th Congress that would end the practice of automatically granting citizenship to the children of illegal aliens born in the United States. Called the "Birthright Citizenship Act of 2013," H.R. 140 prevents the children of illegal aliens from attaining citizenship by requiring that those born in the U.S. must have at least one parent who is either:
1) a U.S. citizen or national,
2) a green card holder, or
3) an alien actively serving in the U.S. military, to receive citizenship at birth. (Id.)
FAIR has long argued that the Citizenship Clause of the 14th Amendment, originally created to ensure emancipated slaves were recognized as citizens following the Civil War, has been grossly misinterpreted over time. The 14th Amendment was never meant to guarantee citizenship to illegal aliens, but only to "persons born in the United States... subject to the jurisdiction thereof...." (emphasis added) (See FAIR Website on Birthright Citizenship, Sept. 2010)
The key lies in the interpretation of the phrase "subject to the jurisdiction thereof."
Rep. John Bingham, who authored the Citizenship Clause, explicitly defined the intent of the amendment as "every human being born within the jurisdiction of the United States of parents not owing allegiance to any foreign sovereignty is...a natural born citizen." (Id.)
Thus, the drafter of the Amendment never intended children born in the U.S. to illegal aliens and temporary visitors to receive U.S. citizenship.
Rep. King argues his bill is necessary to stop the birthright citizenship magnet that attracts illegal aliens to the United States.
"We need a common sense solution to fix the flawed interpretation of the Constitution's citizenship clause," said Rep. King in a statement.
(See Rep. King Press Release, Jan. 4, 2013) "The current practice of extending U.S. citizenship to hundreds of thousands of ‘anchor babies' must end because it creates a magnet for illegal immigration into our country.
Now is the time to ensure that the laws in this country do not encourage law breaking." (Id.)
The legislation has at least a dozen co-sponsors, including Reps. Lou Barletta (R-PA), Diane Black (R-TN), Mo Brooks (R-AL), Michael Conaway (R-TX), John Culberson (R-TX), Virginia Foxx (R-NC), Phil Gingrey (R-GA), Louie Gohmert (R-TX), Walter Jones (R-NC), Jeff Miller (R-FL), Richard Nugent (R-FL), Lynn Westmoreland (R-GA), and Rob Woodall (R-GA).
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01-08-2013, 05:56 PM #2
This would be a dream come true!