Three AR Congressmen Challenge "Anchor Baby" Interpretation of Constitution! WOW!!!
I bet this boldness is encouraging to Republican legislators. I know it is to Arkansas citizens, both Republican and Democrat. I am calling them to thank them for this action. That is the same feeling citizens get when our Republicans show the same boldness and sign on to co-sponsor our Illegal Alien HB1292 and HB1008. Thank you to the 34 who have now signed on to HB1292. Two more senators, Senator Gilbert Baker and Senator Lamoreaux signed on yesterday.
3 from state sign on to ‘birthright citizenship’ bill
Monday, February 14, 2011
WASHINGTON — Arkansas’ three Republican congressmen have signed on to legislation that would end “birthright citizenship,” which grants U.S citizenship to anyone born inside the country - irrespective of whether his parents are U.S. citizens.
Reps. Rick Crawford, Tim Griffin and Steve Womack joined 56 other Republican House members in supporting The Birthright Citizenship Act of 2011, sponsored by Rep. Steve King, an Iowa Republican.
The bill would amend the Immigration and Nationality Act to consider a person born in the United States a U.S. citizen if at least one of his parents is a lawful citizen, a legal permanent resident or an alien who has served on active duty in the U.S. military.
They say the legislation would only correct what they consider an erroneous interpretation of the Constitution.
Once the law is passed, critics can challenge it in court. The judicial branch can then decide whether it is constitutional.
On average, 340,000 babies - 8 percent of the annual total - are born in the United States to parents who are here illegally, according to an analysis of 2008 U.S. Census data by the Pew Hispanic Center, a nonpartisan Washington group that “seeks to improve understanding of the U.S. Hispanic population.”
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