“Malkin believes that the custom of granting automatic citizenship at birth to U.S.–born children of foreign tourists, temporary foreign workers, and illegal aliens undermines the integrity of citizenship and national security. She argues that the Citizenship Clause of the Fourteenth Amendment to the Constitution, “originally intended to ensure the citizenship rights of newly freed slaves and their families after the Civil War, has evolved into a magnet for alien lawbreakers and a shield for terrorist infiltrators and enemy combatants.”
I find it ironic that Michelle Malkin, who was born to Philippine immigrants in Philadelphia, would be so vehemently against “anchor babies.”
She was a beneficiary of this concept. Her parents were in America on a work visa when she was born. She was automatically a US citizen by virtue of having been born in America.
Yet, she condemns the concept for others.
I understand concerns such as terrorism and criminals crossing our borders to do harm and wreak havoc within the borders of America. Yet, these folks are a minuscule minority. The majority of folks who come to America do so for the exact reason the Michelle’s parents came to America.
Michelle should think about her own heritage and fortune. She is exactly that which she rails against. She is a citizen of the United States despite having parents who were citizens of another nation.