When is enough enough?
Jon Freere, an analyst for the Center for Immigration Studies, testified before a House panel Wednesday that one out of ten births is to an illegal immigrant. About 350,000 to 400,000 are born to illegal immigrants in the U.S. each year. They are our anchor babies. Birthright citizenship is also included in Barack Obama’s amnesty for people not born in the United States.
“To put this in perspective this means that one out of 10 births in the U.S. is to an illegal immigrant mother,” Freere said at a House Subcommittee on Immigration and Border Security hearing titled “Birthright Citizenship: Is It The Right Policy For America?”
Feere noted that the birthright policy is intrinsically linked to some of President Obama’s executive amnesties.
“Under the immigration enforcement priorities of the Obama administration, illegal immigrants who give birth to U.S. citizens have become low priorities for deportation. Furthermore, the president’s DAPA program, the Deferred Action for Parents of Americans and Lawful Permanent Residents program, currently held up in court would provide benefits to illegal immigrants who gave birth here and allow them to ‘stay in the U.S. without fear of deportation.’ The broad interpretation of the Citizenship Clause forms the basis for these policies,” he said.
“Birth tourism is becoming much more common with every passing year and Congress will have to address it,” Feere said.
US Citizenship is for sale and has been for decades now, ever since a footnote was added to a Supreme Court decision in 1982. Illicit businesses from all areas of the world arrange for foreigners to pose as “tourists” for the express purpose of giving birth. The newborn(s) are then conferred with U.S. citizenship and all the benefits and privileges it bestows.
Chinese, Middle Easterners, South Koreans lead the pack of foreigners who buy citizenship for their unborn.
The scheme works like this. Couples – doesn’t even have to be couples – pretend to be tourists and one is a pregnant woman. When she is about to give birth, she checks into the hospital as an indigent and the hospital stay, often costing more than $25,000 is paid for by taxpayers. The baby is then born a citizen, eligible for Social Security, free-in state college tuition, welfare, and permanent U.S. residency for the parents.
Hospital stays can run in the hundreds of thousands at taxpayer expense if the baby is premature for example.
Considering some of the countries they are coming from, this could be used for nefarious reasons.
Terrorist Yaser Esam Hamdi is a Saudi captured in Afghanistan fighting with Taliban forces. He has birthright citizenship and holds a U.S. passport.
It costs about $80,000 for the airfare, the months-long stay, pre-natal visits, et al, to cheat Americans by stealing citizenship.
A undercover sting operation cracked an operation from communist China.
In this operation, the pregnant woman was to travel as a tourist and stay in an Orange County, California apartment for a month until the baby was born. These apartments are called “Chinese birthing houses” or “maternity hotels”. The parents are coached every step along the way including how to not look pregnant when coming through customs.
Countries that had this policy have given it up, except for Canada and the U.S..
Foreigners are still sending unaccompanied children across the border, often so the parents can get into and/or stay in the United States. The administration has considered awarding them birthright citizenship and declaring their families refugees.
We aren’t hearing about this in the news this year, but 135 unaccompanied children are crossing the Mexican border into the United States each day according to the latest data from U.S. Customs and Border Protection. Each Day!
Do we really want the kind of people who would send their children unaccompanied across the border with criminal cartels?
The administration is blaming the conditions in Central America but the conditions in Central America have always been horrible. It’s the administration’s policies that are causing this influx.
In February, House Judiciary Committee Chairman Bob Goodlatte discovered that in his executive decree, the President opened up the possibility that hundreds of thousands of individuals illegally in the United States will be ‘paroled’ and given U.S. citizenship. Such a policy extends birthright citizenship to the foreign-born who unlawfully set their feet upon American soil.
The government downplays the illegal crossings but we are getting people coming in from all over the world and no one is vetting them. They could be terrorists, communists, Chinese and Russian infiltrators, cartel members. The truth is we haven’t a clue as to who is coming into the country.
Mark Levin described massive illegal immigration as “the complete evisceration of American citizenship to destroy the identity of America.” He wasn’t talking about “racial identity”, but rather, “the identity, hearts, soul, history of America, culture of America. It’s being done by left-wing states. It’s being done by left-wing municipalities. It’s being done by this left-wing federal government. And this is a war on you – the American citizen.”
The idea is to have an electorate that will give the Marxists power for as long as they can hold it, Levin believes.