Tell Congress to pass HR 140 and jettison birthright citizenship!
Despite the misimpression presented by the media, the Supreme Court has never ruled that the 14th Amendment of the Constitution—passed to ensure that former slaves were considered U.S. citizens—grants citizenship to the American-born children of illegal aliens, foreign students, tourists, or temporary foreign workers in the United States. Read more details in this USA Today op-ed by Ric Oberlink.
According to the Center for Immigration Studies, about 372,000 babies are born in the U.S. to illegal immigrants, tourists, and other non-citizens each year, about 8 percent of all U.S. births. Granting citizenship to anyone and everyone born on U.S. soil has led to a flourishing birth tourism industry and serves as an inducement for more illegal immigration. The parents of anchor babies are almost never deported.
The Birthright Citizenship Act (Rep. Babin, R-TX), HR 140, would bring America into the 21st century. Industrialized nations in Europe and across the globe have ended birthright citizenship. Even the “immigrant nations” of New Zealand and Australia have abolished it in recent decades.
Let your Senators and Representative know that it is time to pass HR 140, the Birthright Citizenship Act.
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