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What do you think of "anchor babies"?

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Alma_C

Asked by Alma_C at 1:05 AM on Nov. 30, 2008 in Politics & Current Events

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  • What are they?
    Anonymous

    Answer by Anonymous at 1:08 AM on Nov. 30, 2008

  • i think that the parents should be sent back to wherever they came from and the children should be put in a foster home or something. they are citizens, their parents are not. and if we enforced this law, maybe it wouldn't happen so often.

    yeah its not the best place to be living, but its better than staying with the parents and living the illegal lives they do going back and forth from their country to another where they are illegal and taking that risk. its your child, if you want to keep them, then do it the right way.
    KelsoBabeyy

    Answer by KelsoBabeyy at 1:08 AM on Nov. 30, 2008

  • foster care is NOT better than staying with the parents.. wao.. some are so hateful/scare of immigrants that they want to see kids love by their family turn to the foster care system. a system that is already overwhelmed.
    Anonymous

    Answer by Anonymous at 1:32 AM on Nov. 30, 2008

  • im not scared, but the family is illegal. what dont people get when people are ILLEGAL?

    if they come from mexico, its probably a lot better than living in mexico.

    KelsoBabeyy

    Answer by KelsoBabeyy at 1:54 AM on Nov. 30, 2008

  • I pray taht things never get so bad for you that in order for you to survive you have to go to another country illegally. I'm white from cali and I know A lot of illegals, nicer than many citizens who just could not come here legally and it was either ilegal immigration or starvation. is not easy but they are still humans.. only they are humans treated like chit
    Anonymous

    Answer by Anonymous at 1:58 AM on Nov. 30, 2008

  • The 14th Amendment was ratified in 1868 to protect the rights of native-born Black Americans, whose rights were being denied as recently-freed slaves. In 1866, Senator Jacob Howard clearly spelled out the intent of the 14th Amendment by writing:

    "Every person born within the limits of the United States, and subject to their jurisdiction, is by virtue of natural law and national law a citizen of the United States. This will not, of course, include persons born in the United States who are foreigners, aliens, who belong to the families of ambassadors or foreign ministers accredited to the Government of the United States, but will include every other class of persons. It settles the great question of citizenship and removes all doubt as to what persons are or are not citizens of the United States. This has long been a great desideratum in the jurisprudence and legislation of this country."
    Anonymous

    Answer by Anonymous at 2:02 AM on Nov. 30, 2008

  • The 14th Amendment to the U.S. Constitution reads in part:

    "All persons born or naturalized in the United States, and subject to the jurisdiction thereof, are citizens of the United States and the State wherein they reside."
    Anonymous

    Answer by Anonymous at 2:03 AM on Nov. 30, 2008

  • The 14th Amendment to the U.S. Constitution reads in part:

    "All persons born or naturalized in the United States, and subject to the jurisdiction thereof, are citizens of the United States and the State wherein they reside."
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    yeap and that applies to EVERYONE not just the chosen few..
    ny.chica

    Answer by ny.chica at 2:11 AM on Nov. 30, 2008

  • I have done mission work in mexico and it is quite horrific. It is hard for us to understand , we ve grown up in a country that takes care of its people and mexico definally DOES NOT. Having children my slef I understand the drive to provide better for them and wanting them to have hope for thier futures. Thats what these parents want as well. They just need to become legal and PAY Taxes to support the school systems that thier childern will be attending.
    friskie21

    Answer by friskie21 at 3:08 AM on Nov. 30, 2008

  • It's an amendment that allows it, so repealing that amendment would stop it. I say repeal it. The original intent was to increase the American population, something we no longer need to do.
    yakamoz

    Answer by yakamoz at 4:02 AM on Nov. 30, 2008

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