Reader Suki sent me the following email.
“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.”
King’s bill is clearly racist, but what a different perspective I have on this issue now. If I could have prevented my son (born in Tampa) from becoming a US citizen, I would have…
The article suggests that only the children of diplomats are currently excluded under the provision of the 14th amendment, “subject to the jurisdiction”. This is in my opinion a nonsensical manner in which to interpret the 14th amendment. The children of those who are working or studying with temporary visas and who later return to their country of origin, the children of illegal immigrants who grow up in their parents’ country of citizenship, and of course, border babies, should be excluded from citizenship, not to discriminate against them, but to protect them from the overreach of United States citizenship taxation. We should not see this bill as racist at all but as an attempt to limit the attempt to of the United States Federal government to interpret too broadly who is a citizen.