President Donald Trump has the Democrats freaking out after he announced he was “very seriously” looking at ending the “ridiculous” anchor baby policy. Liberals are shouting about the 14th Amendment saying Trump’s move is unconstitutional. However, they are dead wrong. You’ll love this.
President Trump knows he gained the upper hand in the 2016 primary race by making the Southern border his number one priority. Trump dared to offend the liberals and GOP elite with his border wall and no-nonsense approach to stop illegal immigration.
No other Republican in the recent history of the GOP had taken such a strong stance. It was one of the reasons Trump propelled to the top of the pack against 15 other seasoned politicians. Many of those same GOP politicians are still owned by big companies who want the cheap labor of illegal immigrants.
This is why there is never any real legislation from Congress to stop the border crisis. Both parties are beholden to the same funders who do not want to see an end to illegal immigration — even though it is for different reasons.
Trump is owned by no-one and took no money from those Political Action Committees (PACs) who fund most of the politicians in Washington, D.C. That’s why he can carry out his America First agenda including his intention on ending the anchor baby policy. He will have to do it all on his own.
While speaking with reporters on Wednesday, Trump said his administration was reviewing an executive order to end the “ridiculous” birthright citizenship policy.
“We’re looking at that very seriously — birthright citizenship. Where you have a baby on our land, you walk over the border, have a baby, congratulations the baby is now a U.S. citizen,” Trump said. “We’re looking at it very, very seriously.”
“We are looking at birthright citizenship very seriously,” Trump continued. “It’s, frankly, ridiculous.”
“Nearly a year ago, Trump promised that he was readying an executive order to end birthright citizenship, but the issue has been stalled since October 2018. To date, the U.S. Supreme Court has never explicitly ruled that the children of illegal aliens must be granted birthright citizenship, and many legal scholars dispute the idea,” Breitbart reports.
“Today, there are at least 4.5 million anchor babies in the U.S., exceeding the annual roughly four million American babies born every year and costing American taxpayers about $2.4 billion every year to subsidize hospital costs. Every year, about 300,000 anchor babies are born in the country and as of June, there has been an average of about 124,000 anchor babies already born this year,” Breitbart added.
Liberals will tell you this is a direct assault to the Constitution.
Kamala Harris, the former California Attorney General, tweeted: “This president should ‘seriously’ consider reading the Constitution.”
She included an article by Vice which stated, “It’s unclear whether an executive order is currently in the works, but it’s likely that any attempts to end birthright citizenship would be challenged in the courts, since the 14th Amendment to the Constitution grants the right to ‘all persons born or naturalized in the United States.'”
This president should "seriously" consider reading the Constitution.https://t.co/9GeF9e5zbT
— Kamala Harris (@KamalaHarris) August 21, 2019
The 14th Amendment was written in 1865, and we hardly think this was to cover anchor babies. In 1865, Congress passed what would become the Civil Rights Act of 1866, guaranteeing citizenship without regard to race, color, or previous condition of slavery or involuntary servitude.
The Constitution’s Fourteenth Amendment does not confer citizenship on the children of foreigners, whether legal or illegal.
Media commentators have gotten this issue dead wrong. Fox News’s Judge Andrew Napolitano says the Fourteenth Amendment is “very clear” that its Citizenship Clause commands that any child born in America is automatically an American citizen.
That’s not the law. It has never been the law. It all comes down to six words in the 14th Amendment: and subject to the jurisdiction thereof.
“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,” reads the 14th Amendment.
It was to right the wrong that black slaves who were freed in the 13th Amendment could now also be citizens. This is the original meaning of the jurisdiction language in the Fourteenth Amendment. A person who is “subject to the jurisdiction” of the United States is a person who is “not subject to any foreign power”—that is, a person who was entirely native to the United States, not the citizen or subject of any foreign government.
Like all law in the United States, it can be interpreted in different ways. However, if you want to understand the clear meaning surrounding an amendment, it’s imperative to understand the history behind it. Typically, leftists love to leave out the history of such laws, and thus they try to fit their “progressive” ideas into laws that were written with no such intention in mind.
Roe v Wade is another perfect example. The liberal attorneys also used the 14th Amendment’s clause of “right to privacy,” claiming it’s a women’s right to privacy which is the basis for making abortion legal. We are pretty sure when the 14th Amendment was written with the freed slaves in mind the lawmakers had no intention of making the lawful killing of American babies another outcome.
President Trump knows he has the backing of the majority of the American people to do all he can to stem the tide of illegal immigrants, and ending the anchor baby policy would be another way to de-incentivize making the trek to cross our border illegally.