Anchor Babies Research Paper

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Anchor Babies Mark D. Hrycyk Abstract The purpose of this paper is to inform you that babies are being born in the United States by illegal aliens and automatically becoming citizens. These babies are known as Anchor Babies and the responsibility of taking care of them falls to the citizens of the United States. This is the law of the United States. Anchor Babies When a child is born in the United States they automatically become citizens of the US. When Illegal Aliens have children here in the United States they are called Anchor Babies by the citizens who oppose allowing them this right. By the 14th Amendment of the Constitution of the United States these Anchor Babies become citizens of…show more content…
The time line on when the Constitution and its Amendments were passed shows that we have changed very little since the first 14 Amendments were passed. We see that the first 13 Amendments (including the “Bill of Rights”) were all passed: before the 14th Amendment: 1-10 - 12/15/1791, 11th – 2/7/1795, 12th – 6/15/1804 and 13th – 12/6/1865 (US Constitution Online, 2010). We see that these Amendments along with all the others come under attack especially during these hard times the United States is going through. As the assigning of blame continues Anchor Babies are singled out and used as a posturing total to get laws past. Conservatives are now citing an August 2010 Pew study that found 8 percent of those born in the United States in 2008 were born to illegal immigrants, who are only 4 percent of the U.S. population. (Not mentioned is an even more recent Pew study, which found illegal immigration to the United States has dropped by roughly two-thirds since 2000.) (Peñalver,…show more content…
Without citizenship, the children of immigrants, like immigrants themselves, would remain subject to deportation. Under current federal law, even legal permanent residents can be deported if they are convicted of any one of a large number of crimes, including minor nonviolent crimes. In one case, for example, a Nigerian woman with two children born in the United States was ordered to be deported after pleading guilty to shoplifting a $15 baby outfit. Deportation for relatively minor criminal wrongdoing is especially draconian for people born and raised in the United States. For them, it is in effect a form of exile (Peñalver,
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