Lawmakers in 40 states are drafting model language for state legislatures to pass laws ending birthright citizenship and outlawing the lucrative business known as “birth tourism,” Jerome Corsi’s Red Alert reports.
The state legislators are working through two groups, State Legislators for Legal Immigration and the Immigration Reform Law Institute, to create a comprehensive package of model “National Security Begins at Home” that any state lawmaker can introduce to effectively shut down the ability of illegal immigrants and other foreign nationals to obtain U.S. citizenship for their children simply because the children were born in the United States.
Jeff Schwilk, spokesman for the SoCal Patriot Coalition, told the San Diego County Examiner that birthright citizenship is a backdoor amnesty plan for millions of illegal aliens, mostly Mexican citizens, that use “anchor babies” to establish a foothold for illegal immigrant families to come to and settle in the United States.
“The 14th Amendment to the U.S. Constitution was never meant to bestow automatic U.S. citizenship upon the children of illegal aliens and foreign visitors,” Schwilk said. “The 14th Amendment was enacted to protect newly freed African-American slaves, not criminals and invaders from foreign countries.”
The United States and Canada are the last remaining developed nations in the world that give automatic citizenship to babies born of illegal aliens and foreign nationals. In the last 20 years, birthright citizenship laws have been repealed in Ireland, France, Australia and New Zealand.
Corsi explained, “Since hospitals issue birth certificates typically for every baby born in the hospital and because birth certificates are the key documentation needed to get other official documentation, including drivers licenses and passports, being born in the United States has been the back door for illegal immigrants to get their children rights as U.S. citizens.”
Mark Krikorian, director of the Center for Immigration Studies, estimates that one out of every 10 births in the United States is to an illegal-alien mother.