Democrats act as if the right to run across the border when you're 8 1/2 months pregnant, give birth in a U.S. hospital and then immediately start collecting welfare was exactly what our forebears had in mind, a sacred constitutional right, as old as the 14th Amendment itself.
The louder liberals talk about some ancient constitutional right, the surer you should be that it was invented in the last few decades.
In fact, this alleged right derives only from a footnote slyly slipped into a Supreme Court opinion by Justice Brennan in 1982. You might say it snuck in when no one was looking, and now we have to let it stay.
One question I have is how are the children of legal aliens treated? Would a woman staying here on a visa, who had a child while here, suddenly be able to stay because she was the mother of a United States citizen? I don't think so. Clearly, at the end of the woman's visa, she would be sent back to her country, baby in her arms, no doubt with good wishes and a hearty bon voyage.
I have spoken about the motivations of politicians on both sides of the aisle here. Neither party is to be trusted on this question. But it is in their best interests to throw up as much flack as possible in order to get something called "comprehensive immigration reform." But as pointed out in an article in today's American Thinker by Cindy Simpson entitled What A Difference Five Years Makes, Congress held hearings 5 years ago and concluded that:
No Constitutional amendment or new statute is necessary, since "the existing one tracks the language of the Fourteenth Amendment precisely," requiring only a "resolution," "Executive Order," "Solicitor General Opinion," "or other alternatives to underline what Congress' intent is." A review of the transcript of the hearing shows that all present agreed (some reluctantly) that the Constitution did not authorize the present anchor baby practice.Simply clarifying the original intent of the 14th Amendment here would go far toward eliminating the magnate that currently draws thousands of illegal immigrants across the border, along with countless gang members and other criminals.
But I guess such little acts are not bold enough for this Congress or this Regime.