According to Jonathan Swan and Stef W. Kight’s article at axios.com…

President Trump plans to sign an executive order that would remove the right to citizenship for babies of non-citizens and unauthorized immigrants born on U.S. soil, he said yesterday in an exclusive interview for “Axios on HBO,” a new four-part documentary news series debuting on HBO this Sunday at 6:30 p.m. ET/PT.

The article goes on to point out that the “anchor baby” concept did not exist in this country until it was dreamed up in the 1960’s.

Obviously, this is going to be challenged in the courts.  And, just as obviously, it is going to wind up, at some point, in the U.S. Supreme Court.

But, setting aside for a moment the legal fights – which I assume will go on for an extended period of time….

…do you think it makes sense for someone to illegally enter the country, have a child here (if it is at a hospital, who do you think is likely to be paying for that child’s birth) and then claim legal status because the child was illegally born here?

That’s worth thinking about…because, if President Trump does sign such an executive order, that is going to be what, I assume, most people will see as the key issue.


  • “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.” . . . . . . .14th Amendment – 1866.

    1) Illegals are NOT subject to the . . . J U R I S D I C T I O N . . . of the Federal Government. . . . . . The 14th Amendment does NOT apply to Illegals.

    2 ) American Indians also are NOT subject to the US Constitution.
    The Constitution does NOT make them US Citizens.
    ooo “Excluding Indians not taxed” appears in a number of clauses in the Constitution.
    ooo The 14th Amendment was intended ONLY to confer citizenship on former slaves. The question of foreign born individuals was raised during debate on this.
    ooo Fifty years after the adoption of the 14th Amendment Congress passed a law conferring citizenship on American Indians.
    ooo Tribal Nations are NOT part of the United States. That is why the can have Untaxed Cigarets, Gambling, etc.

  • Imagine if you will a woman breaks into your home has a baby in your living room. Now they own your house, you have to feed them, cloth them, educate them and pay for there medical bills. That is what the anchor babies rule looks like when you bring it into your own backyard.

    • @free` . . . . .
      completing your analogy :
      – – – – and you have to feed, clothe, house the baby’s parents, cousins, aunts, uncles, grandparents and future children. . . . . aka chain migration.

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