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Stephanie Mencimer's flawed reporting on Mia Love and immigration (Mother Jones, Margaret Stock, Stuart Anderson) - 09/28/12

... for American Policy paper on birthright citizenship. (In general, an individual can apply for citizenship 5 years after becoming a legal resident.) Stock points out that the State Department's Foreign Affairs manual describes the law that Love's family may have used, which expired in 1977, a little more than a year after Mia Love's birth on U.S. soil... ...The quota system was different back...

Texas 2012 GOP platform goes "liberal" on immigration (IRCOT, Koch) - 06/09/12

... card for U.S. citizens. 3. Birthright Citizenship – We call on the Legislative, Executive, and Judicial branches of the United States to clarify Section 1 of the 14th amendment to limit citizenship by birth to those born to a citizen of the United States with no exceptions. 4. Create an Effective and Efficient Temporary Worker Program – A national Temporary Worker Program should be...

Andrew Breitbart mostly caves to Jorge Ramos, supports immigration "reform" (+Ramos lies) - 07/10/11

... U.S.) 4. Regarding the debate over birthright citizenship, Breitbart either thinks a change to the Constitution would be required, or doesn't understand the debate; it's not clear which it is. But, the issue is how the 14th Amendment has been interpreted, which would seem to be something that the US Supreme Court could resolve on its own (an Arizona bill was designed to force such a decision:...

Chinese "birthing tourism" houses shut down (temporarily; Los Angeles Times; birthright citizenship) - 03/26/11

... have been interpreted to grant birthright citizenship. Now, they have a report on unlicensed "birthing centers" for Chinese nationals that were recently shut down in San Gabriel (east of Pasadena). Per them ("'Birthing tourism' center in San Gabriel shut down" by Ching-Ching Ni, link): Southern California has become a hub of so-called birthing tourism. Operators of such centers tend to try to...

Lamar Smith might be weak on immigration (GOP DREAM Act?) - 12/24/10

... his committee plans to tackle birthright citizenship, the policy of granting citizenship to every child born in the country. He doesn’t want to talk about whether he will pursue reducing the level of legal immigration, family migration or work visas - all at the top of the wish list for anti-illegal-immigration advocates... “That is later on in this Congress; that is not our initial focus,”...

Michael Gerson waves babies, supports bad public policy (birthright citizenship) - 08/13/10

Michael Gerson - a George W Bush proxy - offers "Republicans are ramping up the birthright battle" (link). In the first part he makes a good case that the 14th Amendment was meant to include everyone born in the U.S. except for the children of foreign diplomats and members of Indian tribes, relying on the opinion of Garrett Epps of the University of Baltimore (law.ubalt.edu/template.cfm?page=1079...

8% of U.S. births in 2008 were to illegal aliens - 08/11/10

From pewhispanic.org/reports/report.php?ReportID=125: An estimated 340,000 of the 4.3 million babies born in the United States in 2008 were the offspring of unauthorized immigrants, according to a new analysis of Census Bureau data by the Pew Hispanic Center. Unauthorized immigrants comprise slightly more than 4% of the adult population of the U.S., but because they are relatively young and have...

Harold Meyerson lies about GOP's 14th Amendment charade; his push for race-based power - 08/11/10

... 14th Amendment in relation to birthright citizenship for the children of illegal aliens. As with others who've tried to mislead about this issue, he doesn't admit what Lindsey Graham himself implied: the push is just a charade designed to appeal to the GOP base. Not only that, but Meyerson cranks it up a few notches by lying: By proposing to revoke the citizenship of the estimated 4 million U.S...

Roland Martin's reconquista rant (CNN) - 08/10/10

... supposed attempt to deal with birthright citizenship for illegal aliens. Instead of pointing out what Graham almost explicitly admits - that he's not really serious but is just doing it for political reasons - Martin goes off on a reconquista rant:

GOP leaders want hearings on birthright citizenship; bogus political ploy? (McCain, Graham) - 08/03/10

... amendment to revoke the practice of birthright citizenship (for the children of illegal aliens; see UPDATE 3) [1]. * Jon Kyl - someone who in 2000 recommended the sister of the head of the National Council of La Raza for a judgeship - came out in support of holding hearings on the matter. * Just today, John McCain - previously the top Republican Senator supporting amnesty - also called for...

Bob Barr still trying to fool people on immigration - 07/16/08

... education, and the other to end birthright citizenship. More generally, he wants to end non-emergency benefits to illegal aliens. He wants to end foreign language ballots and make English "the national language for government and official public business". He also wants to "secure the borders to the extent possible". The biggest problems with the FBBFBPTHNCOEH is that few of his proposals have...

Texas Gov. Rick Perry strongly supports illegal immigration - 01/12/07

... he also thinks attempts to end birthright citizenship is "unconstitutional". Not exactly. If a state law is brought before the Supreme Court then we might know for sure. And, of course, Congress could deal with it as a federal matter.

Texas gov Rick Perry: no full fence, yes to anchor babies, guest workers - 12/09/06

From this: ...Republican Gov. Rick Perry earned applause from the crowd [at a meeting of the Texas Border Coalition] when he said strategic fencing along the border makes sense but the idea of a complete wall or fence is "preposterous." Instead, he wants the federal government to establish a guest-worker program that will allow the government to track workers, he said. ...Perry was asked...

Korean anchor babies and "birth tourism" - 12/09/05

In May 2002 the LAT reported on the phenomonon of "birth tourism": foreigners traveling to the U.S. specifically to have children. Those children would then automatically be declared U.S. citizens and could receive benefits and wouldn't be subjected to the home country's rules. And, once they reach 18, those citizens could then sponsor the whole family to come here as immigrants. Obviously it'...