"Bill: Illegal immigrants' children would not be citizens"

From the Inland Valley Daily Bulletion:

A bill co-sponsored by Rep. Gary Miller, R-Brea, [HR 698] would deny citizenship to children born to undocumented immigrants in the United States, but opponents say the bill uses immigrants as a scapegoat for poorly developed policies...

The state spends about $7.7 billion each year to educate 1 million children born to undocumented immigrants, according to [Ira Mehlman of FAIR].

Cracking down on employers who hire undocumented workers and deporting illegal immigrants is Miller’s solution to the problem, but opponents of the bill say it’s impossible to deport 10 million to 12 million people.

"It's another attempt to blame the immigrant community for the issues of the United States," said Ben Monterroso, western regional director for Service Employees International Union... [...Monterroso's implied logical fallacy of generalization deleted...]

See the last link for more on the SEIU.

On a side note, this same staff writer-written story appears in the Whittier Daily News as "Miller bill would deny citizenship", in the San Bernardino Sun as "Bill would deny citizenship to children of illegals", and in the Pasadena Star News as "Miller bill would deny citizenship". And, all of those papers are owned by the same company.


there is something not only logically, but morally improper about suggesting that the entire class of foreign born are to be exempted from blame for what they do wrong. No country has ever had an entirely blameless cohort of immigrants. The blameworthiness of low income immigrants into welfare societies has reached a spectacular level of blameworthiness. It is that way not only in terms of terrorism, but in regard to the massive subsidy taken by aggression from the net taxpayers. Those who have to pay for this are our fellow citizens, to whom we and the untraitorous officials , if there remain any such, owe loyalty as aginst the foreigner who takes more than he gives, on public accounts.