Monday, December 4, 2006

The Fraud of Ancher Babies


By: Dr. Jack Wheeler

The myth of Birthright Citizenship is one of the more extraordinary frauds committed in America today. Liberals insist that the "Citizenship Clause" of the 14th Amendment - which states "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" - means that children of illegal aliens born on US soil automatically are US citizens.

The 14th Amendment means no such thing. When it was ratified in 1868 to protect the rights of native-born Black Americans, whose rights were being denied as recently-freed slaves, the Citizenship Clause's author, Senator Jacob Howard, made it explicitly clear that the clause did not apply to "persons born in the United States who are foreigners, aliens, who belong to the families of ambassadors or foreign ministers accredited to the Government of the United States."

The key phrase of the clause is "subject to the jurisdiction thereof." The primary author of the entire 14th Amendment, Senator John Bingham, stated, "I find no fault with the introductory (Citizenship) Clause, which is simply declaratory of what is written in the Constitution, that every human being born within the jurisdiction of the United States of parents not owing allegiance to any foreign sovereignty is, in the language of your Constitution itself, a natural born citizen."

This meaning was affirmed by the Supreme Court in Elk v. Wilkins (1884), which determined that the phrase "subject to its jurisdiction" explicitly excluded "citizens of foreign states born within the United States."

In other words, an illegal alien mother is subject to the jurisdiction of her native country, as is her baby. Illegal aliens from Mexico do not owe allegiance to America. Their children, if born in the US, thus have no constitutional right to US citizenship.

These children are known as "anchor babies," as under the 1965 Immigration Act, they act as an anchor that pulls the illegal alien mother and eventually a host of other relatives into permanent U.S. residency. They are thus a major contributor to the flood of illegal invasion into America.

Current estimates are that 300,000 anchor babies are born in the United States every year now to illegal alien mothers. The cost of providing government services such as health and education for them at taxpayer expense is in the billions each year.

To help stop this invasion, to stop this misinterpretation of the Constitution, Congressman Nathan Deal (R-GA), along with 84 co-sponsors, has introduced HR 698 into Congress: The Citizenship Reform Act. Its purpose is to "deny automatic citizenship at birth to children born in the United States to parents who are not citizens or permanent resident aliens."

The 85 Congressional sponsors of the Citizenship Reform Act, after thorough legal consultation, are convinced the problem of anchor babies can be solved legislatively, and does not require a constitutional amendment.

Democrats do not want the bill passed, as the more anchor babies, the more illegal relatives enter the US, the more welfare programs are needed to take care of them, the more government workers hired to administer the programs, all resulting in more Democrat voters.

"Moderate" Republicans are afraid the bill will "alienate" certain voters. Being spineless, their fear controls them.

Yet a growing number of people in Congress are heeding the demands of the great majority of American citizens to end the outrage of birthright citizenship. The prospects of passage for HR 698 are thus growing with them.

As Congressman Deal explains:

The Supreme Court has never gone so far as to suggest that a foreign national with no lawful connection to our nation ought to be able to confer citizenship on their child on the basis of a decision to violate our immigration laws. Someone with no legal equities or any legal duties to the United States is in no position to lay claim to the ultimate prize of citizenship on behalf of their offspring.

You might consider calling your Congressman's local district office and asking if he or she is a co-sponsor of HR 698, and that you won't vote for them if they are not.