Republican Plan for Immigration: Anchor Babies, Visa Reform? Co-Sponsors for King’s Anchor Baby Legislation?

House Republicans announced they will release a “one-page statement” on “immigration principles,” this week. Along with true border security, there are two issues (among many) we must demand: 1) doing away with specific foreigners, legal or illegal, giving birth, resulting in a new U.S. citizen each time a baby is born, popularly known as an “anchor baby,” and 2) Visa reform. Some 400,000 women come here, from across the globe, solely to give birth to a U.S. citizen every year.


When and anchor baby reaches the age of 21, he/she can legally sponsor large numbers of relatives to come here. Each baby means the addition of large numbers of aliens to come here. But the truth is, the illegal alien family in the U.S. at the time of the birth is seldom deported.

In 2010, one of every 13 babies born in the U.S. was born to an illegal alien and in 2010, educating these children cost taxpayers $52 million annually.

We need reform of who gets a Visa and who does not. When a Visa expires we must know where that person is, and each Visa holder should have a point of departure and expect to be there on that proscribed day. At the departure point, whatever government bureaucrats are in charge of the process, should be able to tick-off the name; Abdul and Juan departed, Awad and Caesar did not, and are in violation – and once found, will never again be allowed inside this country. Finding them, pronto, should be a priority. Over-staying a visa is ONLY considered a civil violation. It should be a criminal charge, and no screwing around with it. No more over-stayed visas, which were responsible for some of the 9/11/01 terrorists having access to the U.S. It’s an ongoing problem of government ineptitude. We need to force this, demand it. There will never be a sense of security, either physical or fiscal, if we do not.

This month, Congressman Steve King (R-IA) once again introduced legislation to stop the “anchor-baby” receiving citizenship. H.R. 140 is titled Birthright Citizenship Act of 2013. Read the text here. At this time, King has 30 co-sponsors, without a single Democrat among them, and I am astounded that not one Oklahoma Republican’s name is on the list. Every Congressman from Oklahoma is a Republican. Representatives Bridenstine, Cole, Lankford, Lucas, and Mullen, please co-sponsor this bill or issue a statement on why you have decided not to co-sponsor.

Co-Sponsors (Is your Congressman on this list? If not Tweet, FB, Fax, Email and Call):

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In the Senate, David Vitter (R-LA) introduced the same legislation, S. 301. At this time, there are only two co-sponsors, Senators Mike Lee (R-UT) and John Boozman (R-AR).

If I understand this short piece of legislation correctly, it is not retroactive, so all anchor babies born before this legislation becomes law, will remain U.S. citizens. If a person is born in the U.S. of parents, one of whom is a citizen or national, or an alien lawfully admitted for permanent residence in the U.S. and whose residence is in the U.S., or the child of an alien on active U.S. military duty — those have the privilege of being a U.S. citizen. I take this to mean that all other babies are not privileged to U.S. citizenship. If you see it differently, let me know.

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  • ndb

    So much for working together on common sense legislation.

    • ndb, we have a Time of Obama Democrat-controlled Senate. There is no common sense that can be compromised. We can’t compromise with people who will not put border security first.

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  • GoneWithTheWind

    This is a huge mistake and our politicians are not interested in the country or the citizens wishes they are simply vying for the future votes of these future citizens. Just as the last amnesty spawned massive ilegal immigration producing the “need” for this amnesty. This latest amnesty will only force another massive rush on our borders. How many illegal cum amnesty citizens can we absorb?? Ironically some black activists are encouraging this ilegal immigration to make the country less white. The irony is this massive influx of new welfare recipients will inevitably cut back the “free stuff” to our home grown welfare recipients. I for one will not vote for anyone who votes (or is in favor) for amnesty (regardless of what it is called). In fact I intend to vote for the other party just so I can double donw on my vote against these turncoats. I am so tired of the Rinos stabbing me in the back I would much prefer Hillary as president. At least I know she exactly who she says she is and she doesn’t lie to my face to get me to vote for her.

    • GoneWiththeWind, I don’t know. I think Hillary does lie to your face. She can’t be completely who she is because she is Barack Obama, but I certainly agree with you on amnesty. I just put an article up about the Sinaloa Cartel and the US supplying them with weapons and allowing them to bring billions in drugs into the US with Chicago a main target. Had we had secured our borders years ago, using simple common sense, none of this would be happening.

  • Geo

    I will not be complicit in the destruction of this Country. That means you republicans. If you insist on this path that is being floated with piecemeal immigration reform and it includes anything that resembles legitimacy/amnesty . . . . “you are all dead to me and I will never vote for anyone establishment, rino republican again”.

    Evidently there is something that never seems to get through to you dopes. No matter what Law is passed, as long as there is a Chief Executive who summarily eliminates or ignores whatever Law he wants nothing will ever work. As long as a future Congress withdraws “funding” for projects like Border Patrol or Fences no Law you sponsor will ever work, it will only contribute to a out of control problem.

    Consider yourself forewarned! Continue down this pathway and watch what happens, some 3-4 million republicans sitting home for Romney will only be a start.

    No more Anchor Babies is only a start.

    • Geo, I hope no one sits home for any reason, but I share your anger and your frustration. Remember in 2010 when Republicans promised us that all legislation would start with corresponding article of constitutionality, and then they said everything would be online for us to read, I think, it was for 5 days? None of that has happened that I know of, or at least, has seldom happened. These “principles,” should be posted on House websites for comments before they do anything.

  • I agree that we should stop those women coming over into the United States to have their babies. But at the same time I feel bad because they probably want whats best for their child. Anyone does really. So I can kind of see both sides of this, but at the same time, just have your baby in the country you live in. Then once they are born, get a visa, and then you can live in the United States.