Report: 400K anchor babies born in U.S. in 2021, outpacing U.S. births in 49 states

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WASHINGTON, DC – A study by the Center for Immigration Studies has found that nearly 400,000 babies have been born to non-citizens inside the United States over the last 12 months, outpacing the number of U.S. births in 49 states.

A report by Breitbart News pointed to the study, published in 2018, shines a light on the issue of birthright citizenship, meaning the legal right to citizenship for all children born in United States territory, regardless of the citizenhood of the parents.

For decades, illegal immigrants, foreign visa workers, and others inside the United States have used the birth of a child as an avenue to gain permanent residence inside the country. Once a child is born on U.S. soil, that child automatically gains U.S. citizenship by nature of birth.

When the child becomes an adult, they can sponsor their parents and other family members for green cards. This backdoor system of circumventing immigration laws to obtain permanent residence inside the U.S. is where the term anchor baby evolved.

Report: 400K anchor babies born in U.S. in 2021, outpacing U.S. births in 49 states

According to the study, each year about 300.000 anchor babies of illegal immigrants are delivered inside the U.S. every year, with an additional 72,000 born to foreign tourists, foreign visa workers, and foreign students.

The number of anchor babies being born annually is now outpacing the childbirth rate of U.S. citizens in every state but California, where 420,000 births exceeded anchor baby births in 2020, as demonstrated in the latest figures of vital statistics released by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).

Birthright citizenship was attacked by former President Donald Trump, who threatened in 2018 to use an executive order to end the policy. During an interview on Axios on HBO, President Trump said:

“It was always told to me that you needed a constitutional amendment. Guess what? You don’t. You can definitely do it with an Act of Congress. But now they’re saying I can do it just with an executive order.”

Legal scholars have debated the issue of whether the Constitution, under the 14th Amendment, conveys “natural-born-citizen” status on children of illegal immigrants. The debate heated up when Kamala Harris became Vice President of the United States.

Vice President Harris’s parents were temporary residents and not lawful residents in the United States at the time of her birth.

John C. Eastman, a law professor at Chapman University and senior fellow at the Claremont Institute, questioned her eligibility to hold office because the Constitution in Article II, Section 1 spells out that the Vice President, who is eligible to be President, must be a natural-born citizen.

Eastman wrote in a Newsweek article in August 2020:

“If neither (parent) was ever naturalized, or at least not naturalized before Harris’s 16th birthday (which would have allowed her to obtain citizenship derived from their naturalization under the immigration law, at the time), then she would have had to become naturalized herself in order to be a citizen.”

His argument was countered by another article written in Newsweek by Eugene Volokh, a law professor from UCLA. He followed the origin of the word “natural-born” back to the original writing of the Constitution.

He argued that under English common law, the term referred to the birth of the child, not the parents. He also argued that the issue was settled by the United States Supreme Court by the United States v. Wong Kim Ark decision in 1898.

He stated:

“(SCOTUS) reaffirmed that people born in the U.S. are indeed natural-born citizens, regardless of their parents’ citizenship.”

The ruling has far from settled the issue. The 14th Amendment’s Citizenship Clause reads:

“All persons born or naturalized in the United States, and subject to the jurisdiction thereof, are citizens of the United States and of the state wherein they reside.”

Opponents of birthright citizenship point to the requirement that a person born be subject to the laws of the United States at the time of birth for birthright citizenship to attach.

Since Congress has not acted to create a law specifically authorizing or ending birthright citizenship, the question remains unanswered.

Breitbart’s report concluded:

“Today, there are at least 4.5 million anchor babies in the U.S. under 18-years-old, exceeding the annual roughly four million American babies born every year and costing American taxpayers about $2.4 billion every year to subsidize hospital costs.”

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Simon: Biden administration is using pandemic and immigration to turn America into a ‘sanctuary country’

November 27, 2021

 

WASHINGTON, DC – While red and blue cities and states battle over “sanctuary” immigration status and legality, the Biden White House has openly been forcing all of America to become a “sanctuary country.”

This is the message illustrated in great detail by popular podcast host and Founders Code blogger Denise Simon in a November 25 article titled, “Biden Admin Is Forcing Every City/Town to Be an Illegal Sanctuary.”

In the article published on Trevor Loudon’s New Zeal, Simon questions the Biden administration’s immigration enforcement policies, COVID-19 travel restrictions, and lack of border security.

She makes the strong argument that the entire system is designed by the administration to restrict citizens while forcing them to accept illegal immigrants into their communities.

In the article, she wrote:

“Where is the compliance with the law on this?

“Flying into the United States from any foreign country, passengers even though vaccinated with validated proof still go through extreme procedures due to COVID including additional testing, including American citizens returning home. Yet… walking across the Southern border requires… NOTHING. NOTHING. NOTHING.”

Under new Centers for Disease Control (CDC) regulations updated on November 24, all air passengers two years of age or older boarding a flight from a foreign country to the United States must receive a COVID-19 test and show a negative test or present documentation of having recovered from COVID-19 in the last 90 days. before entering a flight. This requirement applies even if the person has been vaccinated.

Adding to the difficulty of getting tested before a flight, the passenger must obtain the test no more than three days before the flight if vaccinated, and no more than one day before the flight if not vaccinated against the virus.

The process described here is a summary of what is actually a complicated web of regulations and requirements that travelers and airlines must navigate to fly into the United States. The order is 65 pages long.

The CDC states that the new regulations are necessary to protect American citizens from the coronavirus pandemic.

Simon pointed out that strict regulations designed to protect American citizens are being bypassed and ignored by the Biden administration when it comes to immigration enforcement. In fact, the Biden administration has been flying illegal immigrants into communities across the country on “secret,” midnight flights without any approval from any state’s government or citizens.

In October, the administration even admitted to the flights. During a press briefing, White House Press Secretary Jen Psaki was asked about the administration “flying thousands of migrants from the border to Florida and New York in the middle of the night.”

In a moment of uncommon Washington honesty, Psaki admitted to the flights:

“Well, I’m not sure it’s in the middle of the night but let me tell you what’s happening here.

“Here we are talking about early flights, earlier than you might like to take a flight. It is our legal responsibility to safely care for unaccompanied children until they can be swiftly unified with a parent or a vetted sponsor and that’s something we take seriously.”

 Editor note: In 2020, we saw a nationwide push to “defund the police”.  While we all stood here shaking our heads wondering if these people were serious… they cut billions of dollars in funding for police officers.  And as a result, crime has skyrocketed – all while the same politicians who said “you don’t need guns, the government will protect you” continued their attacks on both our police officers and our Second Amendment rights.

And that’s exactly why we’re launching this national crowdfunding campaign as part of our efforts to help “re-fund the police”. 

 

 

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