Are Anchor Babies Really Legal U.S. Citizens?

This battle in Arizona about illegals, which sorry to those of you that think illegal is a race because it isn’t.  A person is not a racist just because he/she wants someone to come in the right way.  In fact, I would like to see all those in favor of  illegals to allow someone who breaks into their home to stay there, provide for their medical needs, etc.  I wonder how many would actually agree to that one?  Anyway, I saw a couple of news reports on, one about Texas and the 2 about California.  Click on TEXAS to see the Texas report and CALIFORNIA to see the California report and on LAWMAKER to see the other California report.

This made me think about where we got the anchor baby law.  I found out it is the 14th Amendment Section 1 that talks about it.  Click on 14th to see the Amendment.  Brief history from the book “A Patriot’s History of the United States” by Larry Scheikart and Michael Allen pages 373 -374.  “The Civil Rights Act of 1866, defining blacks as U.S. citizens.”  Andrew Johnson, president of the United States at the time didn’t like the Civil Rights Act and claimed it went against the 10th Amendment (“The powers not delegated to the United States by the Constitution, nor prohibited by it to the States, are reserved to the States respectively, or to the people.”)  Republicans wanted to make the Civil Rights Act permanent by making it the 14th Amendment because they knew the Southerners would challenge the Civil Rights Act in court.

Now, with all of that in mind, the question is Are anchor babies really legal U.S. citizens?  According to the wording of the 14th Amendment we would be forced to say yes, in my opinion.  Yet, the 14th Amendment was obviously dealing with the issue of defining blacks as U.S. citizens so maybe it should only be in effect with that issue or similar issues.  The answer is no anchor babies are not really legal citizens and click on ANCHOR to read what Senator Howard Jacob said in 1866 and to see the Elk v Wilkins and Wong Kim Ark Supreme Court cases to find out why.

Published in: on April 28, 2010 at 1:11 pm  Leave a Comment  

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