Children of Illegal Immigrants

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POSTED: Thursday, August 12, 2010 - 10:28pm

UPDATED: Saturday, August 14, 2010 - 12:17pm

The subject of birthright citizenship is suddenly a hot topic again. And some new statistics are likely to add fuel to that fire. That’s right…for the first time we have some real hard numbers.
 

The Pew Hispanic Center has done the first complete breakdown of the 2010 census data, and the results give us a clearer picture of the size of the illegal immigrant population .
And how many children are actually being born here.
 

Right now about 15% of the US population is Latino. A little less than one-third are here illegally.
And that 4% accounts for 8% of the births in the country. That is about 340,000 out of some 14 million babies born each year.
 

Part of that over representation is accounted for by the general youth of the illegal population and their higher birthrates.
 

“To provide an incentive for illegal immigrants to come here so that their children can become US citizens, does in fact draw more people to our country,” says Minority Leader John Boehner.
Since 2000, Latinos are responsible for 50% of the population growth in the country.

But unlike the 1990's, that growth has come mainly from natural increases, not illegal border crossings..

The good news is that illegal immigration has slowed, as has the crime rate along the border.  But the infrastructure required for these new citizens will put a strain on state budgets all along the border.
 

But the new birth statistics are more ammunition for critics those who say our policy is too broad.
In short, how we interpret the 14th Amendment to the Constitution?
 

“In the 1950’s we have a program with Mexico called the Bracero, the first guest worker program,” says Dr. John Eastman, Dean of the Chapman College Law School. “Their children were not deemed citizens here and when the Bracero’s moved back to Mexico, they took their kids with them because nobody understood that they were citizens yet.”
 

The question for both parties is twofold.
 

The undocumented population is clearly growing with all that that implies. And one of the things it implies is growing political clout in the future. So how do you balance good policy and good politics?
 

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hi
The initiative taken for the concern is very serious and need an attention of every one. This is the concern which exists in the society and needs to be eliminated from the society as soon as possible.The people are loosing their moral while becoming modern. The society needs to be attentive that moral value.
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hi
The initiative taken for the concern is very serious and need an attention of every one. This is the concern which exists in the society and needs to be eliminated from the society as soon as possible.The people are loosing their moral while becoming modern. The society needs to be attentive that moral value.
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You balance good policy and politics by adhering to what the Constitution said: ...."those under the jurisdiction....".
As in the Bracero program; illegal aliens'(from Mexico) children are NOT "under the jurisdiction of the United States" since they are born to, and ARE, Mexican citizens!
NO amendment of the Constitution is required; merely the legislative action to override the traitorous decision of a treasonous judge!!!
To hell with political correctness: Mexicans are NOT entitled!

When all different nationalities first came to this land,they all had to stop at Ellis Island. They had to have documentation and were thoroughtly checked for diseases and such before they could even set foot on American soil. They were required to go through the process to become a citizen, it was not automatic.They had to prove themselves worthy.Show good work ethics and obey our laws of the land.If it was good then,should be now!Greed and control are the issues,not what is legal and right!

When was the 14th Amendment adopted, before or after 1950? Are the illegals considered slaves? If we as American citizens are caught in another country,such as Mex. or the Middle East, without proper Identification papers, then we are either deported or thrown in prison.
If say a family is traveling in another country and the mother is expecting and has the baby, which was not suppose to be born at the time,is the baby and family automatically a citizen of that country,because of birth?Be real

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