Ending Birthright Citizenship

Does anyone imagine the founders or the Constitution ratifiers intended the babies of people who’d entered and remained in the country illegally to become Americans simply because they were born on American soil?

Of course not.

The illegal “immigration” problem must be attacked on all fronts. States and locals are doing their part. Now it’s time for the federal government to do its part. Ending birthright citizenship and enforcing current immigration laws are good places to start. We’ve got to remove incentives for jumping the border and overstaying visas. If illegal aliens can’t rent apartments, or obtain drivers licenses, or apply for welfare, or get jobs, perhaps they’ll return to their home countries and stand in line for legal entry like everyone else.

Congressman Nathan Deal, a Republican from Georgia, introduced a bill called the Birthright Citizenship Act of 2007, which seeks to end the “anchor baby” scam. From The Chattanooga Times Free Press:

At the crux of the issue is a clause in the 14th Amendment, passed in 1868 after the Civil War with freed slaves in mind, that granted citizenship to “all persons born or naturalized in the United States, and subject to the jurisdiction thereof.”

That last clause — “subject to the jurisdiction thereof” — has many conservatives and border-control activists arguing that the amendment was never intended to apply to illegal immigrants…But several immigrant-rights advocates say Rep. Deal’s bill is “un-American” and unfairly targeting Hispanics.

You know what’s “un-American?” An American with no respect for our laws or our way of life. Double standards rule, and for some reason, Central Americans are exempt from the law.

Constant vigilance, readers. The political elites have abandoned average Americans. It’s up to us to keep the pressure on.

Rest easy this weekend.

Update: Some are quibbling with my use of the term “Central Americans,” and I understand why. I’ll add “Mexicans” to the lineup, since Mexico technically is part of North America. When I say “illegal aliens,” I’m referring to all foreigners in the country illegal. But for the past several years, the term has become synonymous with Mexicans and Central Americans. As I see it, Mexicans were the group Bush had in mind in his amnesty bill.

And I’m a woman, by the way.

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