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What do you think 400,000 babies are born in the United States to mothers who are illegal immigrants.?

Question by Untied States Of Latina: What do you think 400,000 babies are born in the United States to mothers who are illegal immigrants.?
Each year, an estimated 400,000 babies are born in the United States to mothers who are illegal immigrants. More than 25 percent of those babies are born in California.

Although Congress has never passed a law saying so, no president has ever ordered it, and no court has ever ruled on the issue, each of these babies automatically becomes a U.S. citizen when it takes its first breath.

That could change if legislation that Rep. Dan Lungren, R-Gold River, joined in sponsoring in April becomes law.

Lungren, who served as California’s attorney general from 1990 to 1998 and worked on the last successful push for an immigration overhaul when he represented Long Beach in the Congress in the 1980s, said he is trying to stimulate a debate on what he believes is a key factor drawing immigrants illegally across the U.S.-Mexico border.

Critics have another word for it.

“Xenophobia,” said Crystal Williams, deputy director of the American Immigration Lawyers Association. “They are afraid of having more Hispanic citizens.”

Contributing to the evolution of U.S. policy is the 14th Amendment to the Constitution. Ratified in 1868, after the Civil War, it was intended to ensure that children of freed slaves were extended U.S. citizenship. The amendment states simply that anyone born in the United States and “subject to the jurisdiction thereof,” is a citizen.

U.S. policy has come to recognize “birthright citizenship” in just about every vital transaction.

http://www.sacbee.com/111/story/370050.html

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Answer by Lori K
I think the illegal alien issue is out of control on more than one front. This is just another reason we HAVE to get control. If for no other reason but for the welfare of these children. Being born into an environment where they are raised among those involved in an illegal subculture just isn’t fair. They need to be back in their own country where their children aren’t put into untenable positions.

Illegal parents aren’t suitable parents. It’s unfortunate, but true.

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