Restrict newborn’s status to that of the mother

Can anyone say “anchor babies”? The U.S. has between 20 & 30 million illegals with about 20 percent being anchor babies. Not my figures but that of the fine people from the U.S. immigration service.

I find it very funny that Mr. & Mrs. Mora just happened to be traveling in the U.S. legally while his wife was so pregnant she had to deliver in Miami; not once but twice. How convenient.

Once Mr. Mora has gone to the U.S., has children born there as anchor babies, he and children return to Costa Rica and then 13 years later the daughter wants to go back to the U.S. to vacation; and he expects to have the embassy stop everything to get his daughters passport paperwork completed at his convenience. All this with no intrusive questions asked. What gives?

Well I have a couple of questions not only of Mr. Mora but also the staff of A.M. Costa Rica.

1. Are you people that out of touch with the immigration problems both with the US and Costa Rica; that no questions should or need to be asked. Just hand out carte blanche visas and passports.

2. Why did the Mora family twice have children in the U.S. one 15 years ago and then 13 years ago? What were their intentions for having done this?

3. Why would a pregnant women travel by air, car or boat that great a distance being that far along pregnant. Something not right with this scenario.

4. Has anyone read 14th Amendment’s definition of birthright citizenship?

The status of the child born in United States should depend on the legal status of the mother. If the mother is a U.S. citizen, then the newborn becomes a U.S. citizen automatically. If the mother has a green card, then the child gets a green card. If the mother is illegally in the U.S., then the child is in the U.S. illegally. If the mother is in U.S. on a tourist visa, then the child should get a tourists’ visa. How hard is this to understand.

The civil rights act of 1866 and 14th Amendment of the US Constitution dealt with freed slaves and the American Indians who were born in the U.S. at the time that the 14th Amendment was written. It had nothing to do with future illegal immigrants or undocumented workers.

Look what is happening in Costa Rica and its immigration problems.
Jeff Cain
Alabama & Costa Rica

EDITOR’S NOTE: The 14th Amendment to the U.S. Constitution says this: All persons born or naturalized in the United States, and subject to the jurisdiction thereof, are citizens of the United States and of the State wherein they reside. No State shall make or enforce any law which shall abridge the privileges or immunities of citizens of the United States; nor shall any State deprive any person of life, liberty, or property, without due process of law; nor deny to any person within its jurisdiction the equal protection of the laws.

We think that the U.S. Supreme Court has greatly enlarged the scope of this section to cover much more than slaves and Indians.

We also note that U.S. citizens sometimes come to Costa Rica to give birth and obtain a residency status.

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