Open borders activists have worked with far-left politicians to encourage Presidents Obama & Biden to abuse their prosecutorial discretion, afforded to the nation’s Chief Executive Officer. They both directed the DHS and U.S. Border Patrol to not prosecute illegal aliens who violated existing immigration laws.
Along with the huge number of illegal aliens; tourists and foreign visa workers also contributed to the nearly 400,000 children born in the United States over the last 12 months. This secured birthright American citizenship for the children even though their parents were citizens of a different nation.
This number adds to the estimated 4.5 plus million anchor babies already 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.
Anchor babies are rewarded with birthright American citizenship despite their parents having no legitimate ties to the U.S., many having only recently arrived. Years later, when the child is considered an adult, they can sponsor their parents and foreign relatives for green cards — anchoring their family in the U.S. for generations.
The analysis, published in 2018 by the Center for Immigration Studies, states that close to 400,000 “anchor babies,” the term used to describe the U.S.-born children of illegal aliens, are delivered across all 50 states each year.
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Specifically, about 300,000 anchor babies are delivered to illegal alien parents every year. In addition, about 72,000 anchor babies are delivered to foreign tourists, foreign visa workers, and foreign students annually.
That total, at about 372,000 anchor babies born each year, outpaces the total number of births in 49 states, according to the latest Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) statistics.
Only the state of California, with nearly 420,000 births in 2020, exceeds the number of anchor babies born each year.
The U.S. Supreme Court has never ruled if U.S.-born children of illegal aliens must be granted automatic American citizenship, leading to legal scholars disagreeing on the correct interpretation on who should be included.
The Constitution says that a person is an American citizen if when he is born here he is “subject to the jurisdiction thereof.” The issue is whether illegal aliens’ “anchor babies” are “subject to the jurisdiction” of the United States, or instead if Congress’s current immigration law granting them citizenship is broader than the Constitution requires.
Many leading conservative scholars argue the Citizenship Clause of the 14th Amendment does not provide mandatory birthright citizenship to the U.S.-born children of illegal aliens or noncitizens, because these children are not subject to U.S. jurisdiction as that language was understood when the 14th Amendment was ratified.
The Supreme Court’s first comments of the Citizenship Clause came from the Slaughter-House Cases in 1873, one of the most consequential cases ever decided by the Supreme Court.
The case which was decided only five years after the states ratified the Fourteenth Amendment—the Court explained that “the phrase ‘subject to the jurisdiction’ was intended to exclude from [birthright citizenship] children of … citizens or subjects of foreign States born within the United States.”
The massive number of anchor babies will continue to grow in number as millions of additional legal and illegal immigrants, have children, and with thousands of pregnant women, from nations like China, scheduled to arrive at “Birthing homes“, right before their delivery date intending to deliver in the U.S.A.
Written By: Eric Thompson, host of the Eric Thompson Show.