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    (ALIPAC) Revised Definition of 'Anchor Baby' Part of Leftist

    Revised Definition of 'Anchor Baby' Part of Leftist Agenda, Critics Say

    By Joshua Rhett Miller

    Published December 09, 2011 | FoxNews.com

    A decision by the American Heritage Dictionary to revise its definition of "anchor baby" -- labeling it an offensive and disparaging term -- is an attempt to manipulate the "linguistic landscape" and push a leftist agenda, some opponents of illegal immigration say.

    "Anchor baby" was among roughly 10,000 words -- including "hoodie" and "babydaddy" -- added to the dictionary's fifth edition last month. The hot-button term, a noun, was initially defined as: "A child born to a noncitizen mother in a country that grants automatic citizenship to children born on its soil, especially such a child born to parents seeking to secure eventual citizenship for themselves and often other members of their family."

    That definition caught the attention of Mary Giovagnoli, director of the Washington-based Immigration Policy Center, who heard American Heritage Dictionary executive editor Steve Kleinedler read it during a radio interview last month. Giovagnoli blasted the definition on the organization's blog last Friday, saying it masked the "poisonous and derogatory" nature of the term.

    By Monday, the term had been changed. It is now defined as such: "Offensive Used as a disparaging term for a child born to a noncitizen mother in a country that grants automatic citizenship to children born on its soil, especially when the child's birthplace is thought to have been chosen in order to improve the mother's or other relatives' chances of securing eventual citizenship."

    The revision is now a "well-crafted" definition of how the term is used, Giovagnoli said.

    But not everyone agrees.

    "That's a political statement and it's not even accurate," said Mark Krikorian, executive director of the Center for Immigration Studies. "[An anchor baby] is a child born to an illegal immigrant."

    Krikorian said the revised definition makes a political statement and is much more than neutral, "just the facts" reference material.

    "It's a sign of real provincialism," he said. "I understand why people don't like the term, but I know lots of people who use it in a non-disparaging fashion. There really isn't a shorthand way of describing people like this, and there does need to be because it an important source of political debate: Should the children born to illegal immigrants get automatic citizenship?"

    Bob Dane, spokesman for the Federation for American Immigration Reform, a Washington-based organization that seeks to end illegal immigration, said the revised definition panders to a small but vocal group of critics who are "manipulating the political, cultural and now linguistic landscape" of the United States.

    "Publishing word definitions to fit politically correct molds surrenders the language to drive an agenda," Dane told FoxNews.com. "This dictionary becomes a textbook for the open borders lobby."

    Asked if the term has a place in the dictionary, Dane replied: "Yes, it's a descriptive term, but what's offensive about 'anchor baby' isn't the term, but the practice of having a baby on our soil to game the system."

    Giovagnoli, for her part, is satisfied with the change.

    "I have no idea what their political leanings are, but our conversations were about the precision of language," she said. "They were very scholarly and rigorous in their response to me in their attempts to define how the word is used and interpreted.

    “If anything, they realized that the issue started to generate criticism that this really was a term that was a slur, and that they made a mistake."

    In a statement to FoxNews.com, Kleinedler said the original definition "lacked standard terminology" to indicate its offensiveness.

    "This error has been rectified both in the definition and by the use of the label “offensive,
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    Political correctness in words should be ruled "an attempt to overthrow First Amendment protections of free speech."

    But for now, PC trumps A1. That's so wrong.

    Defining "anchor baby" as offensive and a slur is a first step towards criminalizing the truth about illegal aliens as "hate speech" or "fighting words."
    One man's terrorist is another man's undocumented worker.

    Unless we enforce laws against illegal aliens today,
    tomorrow WE may wake up as illegals.

    The last word: illegal aliens are ILLEGAL!

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    There should not even be a word "Anchor baby" let alone a meaning.
    A correct modern day definition would be a "Destructive, Abusive, Costly, Misinterpretation in our Fourteenth Amendment that has led to the change in Demographics of what WAS a Great Nation of "Legal" Immigrants.".

    That would be one anyway, I can think of a few more!

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    Dropping anchor with umbilical cord still attached! Enforcing the 14th amendment would stop all this BS, "Sorry Illegal Foreign Ambassador!"
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    Asked if the term has a place in the dictionary, Dane replied: "Yes, it's a descriptive term, but what's offensive about 'anchor baby' isn't the term, but the practice of having a baby on our soil to game the system."


    But while it is just one word among 10,000 new terms, William Gheen, president of the Americans for Legal Immigration, said the revision of "anchor baby" is no small matter.

    "The future of the United States is a place where you cannot speak your mind freely or engage in any terms or comments deemed inappropriate by the thought police," Gheen said. "What's really offensive is how these pro-illegal immigrant groups are telling people how they can talk."

    Well said Dane. Well said William.
    As Aristotle said, “Tolerance and apathy are the first virtue of a dying civilization.

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    Anchor baby

    From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

    "Anchor baby" is a term for a child born in the United States to immigrant parents, who, as an American citizen, can later facilitate immigration for relatives.[1][2] The term is generally used as a reference to the role of the child who automatically qualifies as an American citizen and can later act as a sponsor for other family members[2][3] The term is often used in the context of the debate over illegal immigration to the United States, but is used for the child of any immigrant.[1] The practical immigration benefit of having a child born in the US is disputed; family reunification (family-based immigration) in the United States is a lengthy process and limited by law to categories prescribed by provisions of the Immigration and Nationality Act of 1965.[4]

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Anchor_baby
    NO AMNESTY

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    Urban Dictionary: anchor baby

    www.urbandictionary.com/define.php?term=anchor%20baby

    When a foreigner or illegal alien (non-US citizen) comes to the USA to have a baby for the purpose of making the baby a US citizen. The baby becomes . . .
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    Dictionary's 'Anchor Baby' Decision Is Definition of Foolish

    Dictionary's 'Anchor Baby' Decision Is Definition of Foolish


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    By Bob Dane
    Published December 09, 2011

    After receiving a complaint from the Immigration Policy Center, an organization known for its open-borders and amnesty agenda, the American Heritage Dictionary redefined the term “anchor baby
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    Political correctness is ruining this country imo. It is getting so people can hardly talk anymore.
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