Last year, dim bulb Rep. Jose Serrano (D-NY) introduced the "Child Citizen Protection Act" (2006 release here; PDF). As People's Weekly World describes here, it would let immigration judges decide whether or not to deport the illegal alien parents of U.S. citizen children, aka "anchor babies".
There are apparently over 3 million such anchor babies (source: Urban Institute, see article below); not all of the parents might be illegal aliens, but giving the judges discretion might result in a large number of otherwise deportable people not being deported. That will lead to the usual suspects complaining about those who were deported, which might lead to an even broader bill. And, of course, the bill will lead to many other illegal aliens - including new illegal aliens - having children here in order to take advantage of Serrano's largesse.
Now, he's introduced a new bill for the new year, H.R.213 (link). The co-sponsors include some of the usual suspects:
On Monday a federal judge in Florida threw out a lawsuit that would have had the same effect as Serrano's bill, and the bill was the rationale for the dismissal.
If the bill gets any traction, I'd suggest using that to try to make the Democratic Party look even more like the party of collaborateurs, something which may cause more moderate Democrats to put the brakes on their extremist brethren.
Immigration2007a · Wed, 02/14/2007 - 00:51 · Importance: 1