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Your Opinion: 300K anchor-baby births

Your Opinion: 300K anchor-baby births

November 4th, 2018 in Opinion

Harold H. Horstmann


Dear Editor:

I’m sending a follow-up letter to my letter published 10/22: ‘The high cost of illegal alien births.’ I call your attention to the following article: “Study: 300K Anchor Babies Born Every Year, Exceeding U.S. Births in 48 States’ by John Binder, published 10/31/2018.


Quotes from the article: “New wide-ranging analysis by the Center for Immigration Studies‘ Steven Camarotta reveals that there are roughly 297,000 births per year to illegal immigrants in the U.S.”

“The children of illegal aliens are commonly known as “anchor babies,” as they anchor their illegal alien and noncitizen parents in the U.S. and eventually are allowed to bring an unlimited number of foreign relatives to the country through the process known as “chain migration.”

“The analysis notes that the nearly 300,000 anchor babies born every year in the U.S. exceed the total number of all U.S. births in all but two states: California and Texas.”

“The Supreme Court, however, has never explicitly ruled that the children of illegal aliens must be granted automatic citizenship and many legal scholars dispute the idea. There are at least 4.5 million anchor babies in the U.S. — exceeding the annual roughly 4 million American babies born every year.”

“Many leading conservative scholars argue the Citizenship Clause of the Fourteenth Amendment does not provide mandatory birthright citizenship to the U.S.-born children of illegal aliens or noncitizens, as these children are not subject to U.S. jurisdiction as that language was understood when the Fourteenth Amendment was ratified.”

There should be no question in anyone’s mind that this process is critical to the Democrat’s planned growth of a dependent class of voters which is necessary in their goal of transforming our nation to socialism.

President Trump is absolutely right to try to stop this process which is snowballing exponentially to the point of eventual economic destruction of our nation.

God bless Trump in his continuing efforts to protect our legal citizens from those non-citizens and unscrupulous politicians inside our borders and all those outside our borders who would destroy our precious Republic for the sole purpose of personal gain!