Page 1 of 2 12 LastLast
Results 1 to 10 of 19

Thread Information

Users Browsing this Thread

There are currently 1 users browsing this thread. (0 members and 1 guests)

  1. #1
    Senior Member HAPPY2BME's Avatar
    Join Date
    Feb 2005
    Posts
    17,895

    Texas - 60,000 babies of noncitizens get U.S. birthright

    Across Texas, 60,000 babies of noncitizens get U.S. birthright

    Dallas News
    By SHERRY JACOBSON / The Dallas Morning News

    Across Texas, 60,000 babies of noncitizens get U.S. birthright

    08:59 AM CDT on Sunday, August 8, 2010

    By SHERRY JACOBSON / The Dallas Morning News
    sjacobson@dallasnews.com

    As Republican members of Congress press for changes to the 14th Amendment of the U.S. Constitution, preventing automatic citizenship for babies born to illegal immigrants, opponents insist the debate is not really about babies. Also Online

    Parkland Memorial emphasizes care over nationality, is top hospital in noncitizen births in Texas

    Texas Sen. John Cornyn backs review of 'birthright citizenship'

    Download: Noncitizen births in Texas
    http://www.dallasnews.com/sharedcontent ... babies.pdf

    Download: Medicaid-funded births in Texas
    http://www.dallasnews.com/sharedcontent ... births.pdf

    Instead, they say it is about politics and votes ‚€“ not fixing the immigration system.

    Still, the debate could resonate in Texas, where not only 1.5 million illegal immigrants are estimated to reside but at least 60,000 babies are added to their households annually.

    Parkland Memorial Hospital delivers more of those babies than any other hospital in the state. Last year at Parkland, 11,071 babies were born to women who were noncitizens, about 74 percent of total deliveries. Most of these women are believed to be in the country illegally.

    State Rep. Rafael Anch√*a, D-Dallas, accused Republicans of using the births to generate an explosive election issue.

    "They're pulling the pin on the immigration grenade," he said. "It's all about the November elections and continuing to use the immigration issue as a wedge to win votes this fall."

    But to Republicans, the emerging national debate is long overdue, considering that millions of immigrants have been living illegally in this country for years.

    "They're violating our law, and we're giving their children the benefit of U.S. citizenship," said state Rep. Leo Berman, R-Tyler, whose 2009 bill in the Legislature would have challenged the birthright of immigrant children.

    That bill died in committee, although Berman has vowed to file another version next year that would prohibit the state from issuing birth certificates to the children of "illegal aliens."

    "I've checked the Congressional Record for when the 14th Amendment was written, and the author was quoted as saying that it did not apply to foreigners," he said. "There's no question in my mind about it."

    Amendment's history

    The 14th Amendment was adopted in 1868 as a way to block state laws that prevented former slaves from becoming citizens. It also effectively overruled the Dred Scott decision of 1857 in which the U.S. Supreme Court declared that slaves were mere property and could not become citizens.

    The amendment offered a broad definition of citizenship in one simple sentence: "All persons born or naturalized in the United States, and subject to the jurisdiction thereof, are citizens of the United States."

    Donald Kerwin, a vice president of the Migration Policy Institute in Washington, D.C., said he feared that altering the current interpretation of that law "would essentially restore the Dred Scott reasoning and create a hereditary underclass in the United States.

    "These children, who didn't break any laws, would have no rights and nowhere to go," he said. "It's a very extreme position."

    The effort to reinterpret the 14th Amendment has been talked about for years and been targeted by numerous congressional measures that went nowhere. Last year's unsuccessful Birthright Citizenship Act, which had about 100 co-sponsors in Congress, would have required at least one parent to be a U.S. citizen for a baby to become an American citizen at birth.

    The difference in this year's effort to change the 14th Amendment is that prominent Republicans are offering their support and making public statements demanding a national debate of the issue.

    Sen. John Cornyn, R-Texas, called Wednesday for a review of "birthright citizenship," after concluding that illegal immigrants had taken advantage of the post-Civil War constitutional provision.

    "We need to have hearings," he said. "We need to consult constitutional scholars and study what the implications are."

    Sen. Lindsey Graham, R-S.C., said he might introduce a constitutional amendment that would repeal the citizenship provision of the amendment.

    And both Arizona Republican senators, John McCain and John Kyl, announced that the time was ripe for such a change.

    "If both parents are here illegally, should there be a reward for their illegal behavior?" Kyl said recently on a Sunday morning talk show.

    Changing the Constitution, however, is not as simple as getting a bill through Congress by majority vote.

    Amendments have to be approved by a two-thirds vote in both the Senate and the House of Representatives, then ratified by three-fourths of the state legislatures. It has happened only 27 times in U.S. history, most recently in 1992 in reference to congressional pay increases.

    This latest effort would fall far short of tackling the entire Latino population now living illegally in the U.S. ‚€“ the 11 million to 12 million people, according to estimates by the Pew Hispanic Center ‚€“ because it would target only the children.

    That distinction has drawn an outcry from some, who believe the U.S. should be embracing its growing diversity rather than trying to disenfranchise the youngest elements of it.

    "Babies are born without awareness, while other individuals chose to migrate because they want something," said Dr. Jacobo Kupersztoch, an associate professor at Richland College. "If we want to grow and we want to continue to be on the top of the world, we have to continue to integrate these people into our system."

    16 percent of births

    In Texas, between 60,000 to 65,000 babies achieve U.S. citizenship annually by being born in the state's hospitals, according to a tally released by the state's Health and Human Services Commission. Last year, such births represented almost 16 percent of the total births statewide.

    Between 2001 and 2009, births to illegal immigrant women totaled 542,152 in Texas alone.

    "The next 10 years will be an even more transformative decade demographically for Texas," said Dr. Roberto Calderon, an associate history professor at the University of North Texas and a Latin American expert following the debate.

    He speculated that the Republicans probably were aware of this ongoing demographic shift and how it might threaten their party since Hispanic voters tend to support Democrats.

    "Manipulating the status ... the rights and the opportunities for Latinos is the only avenue many on the conservative right see as a solution to remaining viable electorally," he said. "They're expecting what used to be safe Republican seats on the state and federal level will no longer be so safe."

    However, Dr. Steve Murdock, a past director of the U.S. Census Bureau, said it would be difficult ‚€“ even impossible ‚€“ to turn this demographic tide by targeting the legal status of future births.

    "It might slow it down some," he said. "But the idea that the majority of Texas Hispanics are illegal is ludicrous. The vast majority are citizens."

    Murdock, previously the state's chief demographer and now a professor at Rice University, said the growth of Hispanics as a group in Texas has more to do with their relatively younger ages than the Anglo majority and their higher birthrates.

    "In the last decade in Texas, over 60 percent of the state population increase was due to Hispanics," he said. "The idea that the growth of Hispanics is sudden or happened only in the past few years or only in Texas is not correct."

    Source: http://www.dallasnews.com/sharedcontent ... e9a7e.html
    Last edited by HAPPY2BME; 02-03-2012 at 04:42 AM.
    Join our FIGHT AGAINST illegal immigration & to secure US borders by joining our E-mail Alerts at http://eepurl.com/cktGTn

  2. #2
    Senior Member HAPPY2BME's Avatar
    Join Date
    Feb 2005
    Posts
    17,895
    In Texas, between 60,000 to 65,000 babies achieve U.S. citizenship annually by being born in the state's hospitals, according to a tally released by the state's Health and Human Services Commission. Last year, such births represented almost 16 percent of the total births statewide.
    ====================================

    FACT: By 2050, the historic influx of illegal alien migration from Mexico will place that demographic segment in the United States as not only the largest in sheer number population, but also the most powerful political force this country has ever seen.
    Last edited by HAPPY2BME; 02-03-2012 at 04:45 AM.
    Join our FIGHT AGAINST illegal immigration & to secure US borders by joining our E-mail Alerts at http://eepurl.com/cktGTn

  3. #3

    Join Date
    Jan 1970
    Posts
    304
    Quote Originally Posted by HAPPY2BME
    In Texas, between 60,000 to 65,000 babies achieve U.S. citizenship annually by being born in the state's hospitals, according to a tally released by the state's Health and Human Services Commission. Last year, such births represented almost 16 percent of the total births statewide.


    ====================================

    FACT: By 2050, the historic influx of illegal alien migration from Mexico will place that demographic segment in the United States as not only the largest in sheer number population, but also the most powerful political force this country has ever seen.
    Thank God I won't live to see this.
    Last edited by HAPPY2BME; 02-03-2012 at 04:43 AM.

  4. #4
    Senior Member AngryTX's Avatar
    Join Date
    Nov 2006
    Posts
    844
    Just think, these little anchors will enroll in Texas public schools, bringing down scores, raising illiteracy rates, increasing the dropout rates, expanding the free lunch rolls, and overcrowding and draining public services. Imagine how many of them will be parents before they are even 16??

  5. #5
    Senior Member HAPPY2BME's Avatar
    Join Date
    Feb 2005
    Posts
    17,895



    "Mexico Does Not End At It's Borders!"

    "Where There Is A Mexican, ...There Is Mexico!"

    "La Reconquista De Aztlan Is White Xenophobe Racist AmeriKKKa's Worst Nightmare And Inevitable Sealed Fate!"






    http://blogs.myspace.com/aztecchicanointifada
    Last edited by HAPPY2BME; 02-03-2012 at 04:45 AM.
    Join our FIGHT AGAINST illegal immigration & to secure US borders by joining our E-mail Alerts at http://eepurl.com/cktGTn

  6. #6
    Senior Member Richard's Avatar
    Join Date
    Apr 2005
    Location
    Boston
    Posts
    5,262
    "Babies are born without awareness, while other individuals chose to migrate because they want something," said Dr. Jacobo Kupersztoch, an associate professor at Richland College. "If we want to grow and we want to continue to be on the top of the world, we have to continue to integrate these people into our system."

    This man is at odds with himself if he thinks that America being on top of the world can be acheived by incorporating large groups of typical illegal aliens. They are workers comparitively skilled for Mexico and unskilled for the United States. Both countries lose under the status quo.
    I support enforcement and see its lack as bad for the 3rd World as well. Remittances are now mostly spent on consumption not production assets. Join our efforts to Secure America's Borders and End Illegal Immigration by Joining ALIPAC's E-Mail Alerts network (CLICK HERE)

  7. #7
    Senior Member bigtex's Avatar
    Join Date
    May 2006
    Location
    Houston, Texas
    Posts
    3,362
    Great news for our $17 billion budget shortfall for 2011, huh?

    This means taxpayers of Texas will have to work harder to pay for more:

    1. K-12 Educational Expenditures
    2. English as a Second Language Instruction
    3. Post-Secondary Tuition Subsidy
    4. Financial Aid for Post-Secondary Enrollment
    5. Post-Secondary Education of U.S. Born Children of Illegal Aliens
    6. Emergency Medicaid Births to Illegal Aliens
    7. Uncompensated Emergency Medical Care to Illegal Aliens
    8. Medicaid Care for U.S.-Born Children of Illegal Aliens
    9. State Children’s Health Insurance Programs (SCHIP)
    10. Administration of Justice Fiscal Costs
    11. Child Care
    12. School Meal Programs
    13. Welfare


    Its not enough that taxpayers are forced to pay $9,633,200.00 for the care of these criminals and their anchor babies, now were are somehow going to have to come up with even more money.
    Certified Member
    The Sons of the Republic of Texas

  8. #8
    Member gcsanjose's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jul 2010
    Posts
    95
    Still, the debate could resonate in Texas, where not only 1.5 million illegal immigrants are estimated to reside but at least 60,000 babies are added to their households annually.

    So lets do some math for Cali. If Texas has 1.5 million illegals and Cali has at least twice that at 3 mil then Cali must be adding an astounding 120,000 babies born to illegals annually. Nice, that equates to more of our tax dollars going to social services, more of our tax dollars going to public safety (a lot of these kids are gang members now) and more gang activity.

    It also gives them a foot in the door for mass amnesty....scary..very scary.

  9. #9
    Senior Member
    Join Date
    Apr 2006
    Posts
    7,928
    A primary componet of our national medical costs has been passage of the "Emergency Medical Treatment and Active Labor Act (EMTALA)", in 1986, the same year Congress passed the IRCA illegal alien amnesty. EMTALA prohibited disallowing this treatment on the basis of legality or ability to pay,and thus brought brought floods of illegal aliens into our emergency and delivery rooms.

    I don't know if it is possible to repeal EMTALA, but they are talking about repealing Obamacare. See related links below:

    Parkland Memorial Hospital Texas
    http://www.alipac.us/ftopict-77377-emtala.html

    Illegal Aliens and EMTALA
    http://www.alipac.us/ftopict-21163-emtala.html

    Emergency Treatment and Active Labor Act
    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Emergency_ ... _Labor_Act
    Join our efforts to Secure America's Borders and End Illegal Immigration by Joining ALIPAC's E-Mail Alerts network (CLICK HERE)

  10. #10
    Member gcsanjose's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jul 2010
    Posts
    95
    Quote Originally Posted by AngryTX
    Just think, these little anchors will enroll in Texas public schools, bringing down scores, raising illiteracy rates, increasing the dropout rates, expanding the free lunch rolls, and overcrowding and draining public services. Imagine how many of them will be parents before they are even 16??
    Case in point, but this little lady waited until she was 19. They seem like such an upstanding couple. Must have been some great values that their illegal immigrant parents passed onto them.

    Cops: Parents too drunk to care for 10-month-old

    Bay City News Service
    Posted: 08/08/2010 11:30:00 AM PDT
    Updated: 08/08/2010 11:30:04 AM PDT

    The parents of a 10-month-old baby were arrested for child endangerment Saturday night at a Lake San Antonio campsite in unincorporated Monterey County after a sheriff's deputy found them too intoxicated to care for the infant.

    A deputy responded at about 8:15 p.m. to the McCandless Springs campground near the lake's north shore on a report of a suspect with a warrant. The deputy found Miguel Ortega, 20, who was allegedly intoxicated, belligerent and combative with county park rangers and medics.

    Ortega, who was on felony probation and had a warrant for his arrest for assault with a deadly weapon, gave the deputy several false names, resisted lawful direction and repeatedly attempted to flee custody, according to the sheriff's office.

    Gloria Martinez, 19, the infant's mother, was allegedly heavily intoxicated and passed out in the front seat of a vehicle. Park rangers found the child in the back seat of the vehicle, deputies said.

    The suspects did not have food or shelter for the child and were too intoxicated to care for themselves and the child, deputies said.

    Ortega and Martinez, both Greenfield residents, were arrested on suspicion of child endangerment and public intoxication. The child was placed into protective custody with Monterey County, according to the sheriff's office.

    http://www.mercurynews.com/bay-area-new ... source=rss

Page 1 of 2 12 LastLast

Tags for this Thread

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •