Steve King Introduces Bill to Stop "Anchor Babies"

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Steve King Introduces Bill to Stop "Anchor Babies"

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Post by realist » Fri Jan 04, 2013 8:01 pm

Here we go...





From Huffpo





[link]Steve King Introduces Bill To Stop 'Anchor Babies',http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2013/01/0 ... 11989.html[/link]





WASHINGTON -- It's the first week of the 113th Congress, and one House member is already trying to stop children born in the United States to undocumented parents -- whom he calls "anchor babies" -- from gaining citizenship.





Rep. Steve King (R-Iowa), an outspoken hardliner on immigration, introduced a bill on Thursday that would "clarify those classes of individuals born in the United States who are nationals and citizens of the United States at birth." The Supreme Court has consistently held that anyone born in the United States, regardless of their parents' immigration status, should receive citizenship under the 14th Amendment.





King disagrees, as do 13 co-sponsors on the bill, including Reps. Louie Gohmert (R-Texas), Virginia Foxx (R-N.C.) and Mo Brooks (R-Ala.).





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According to the 14th Amendment, "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." But King argues that was not meant to include children of undocumented immigrants.





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"The framers did not consider the babies of illegals when they framed the 14th amendment because we didn’t have immigration law at the time so they could not have wanted to confer automatic citizenship on the babies of people who were unlawfully in the United States," he told CityView in November 2010. ](*,)





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Steve King Introduces Bill to Stop "Anchor Babies"

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Post by Sugar Magnolia » Fri Jan 04, 2013 8:09 pm

Here we go...





From Huffpo





[link]Steve King Introduces Bill To Stop 'Anchor Babies',http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2013/01/0 ... 11989.html[/link]





"The framers did not consider the babies of illegals when they framed the 14th amendment because we didn’t have immigration law at the time so they could not have wanted to confer automatic citizenship on the babies of people who were unlawfully in the United States," he told CityView in November 2010. ](*,)





more at the linkYeah, and the framers weren't considering teenagers with Bushmasters when they wrote the second either. I'm thinking King probably isn't lined up against the NRA though.



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Post by obot 10241408971650 » Fri Jan 04, 2013 9:27 pm

"The framers did not consider the babies of illegals when they framed the 14th amendment because we didn’t have immigration law at the time so they could not have wanted to confer automatic citizenship on the babies of people who were unlawfully in the United States," he told CityView in November 2010.Sigh...the "framers" were dead when the 14th amendment came to pass. In addition we did have immigration laws in the sense there was no limit to immigration (citizenship was limited to whites). The first acts restricting immigration came after the 14th (Chinese exclusion act, later quota laws). Nothing like the old Confederacy trying to gut the amendment created to destroy Dred Scott.



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Post by obot 10241408971650 » Fri Jan 04, 2013 9:28 pm

Yeah, and the framers weren't considering teenagers with Bushmasters when they wrote the second either. I'm thinking King probably isn't lined up against the NRA though.Whenever a right wingers tells you that guns keep the government in line, ask them how the Whiskey & Shays rebellions went.



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Post by DaveMuckey » Fri Jan 04, 2013 10:36 pm

I'm sure he's following the traditions of Tommy Tancredo and Jim Sensenbrenner who both sponsored similar bills in the past.



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