Titled “Maternity Tourism,” the following article appears in this months issue of Vero’s Voice Magazine, page 42, authored by yours truly.
The citizenship clause in the Fourteenth Amendment to the Constitution states: “…all persons, born or naturalized in the United States, and subject to the jurisdiction thereof, are citizens of the United States.”
Passed in 1868, the purpose of that law was to ensure all free blacks and their children entitlement to U.S. citizenship, whether former slaves or not. It was not intended for illegal immigrants to use as a loophole for gaining citizenship.
Had lawmakers known what would lie ahead in the ensuing centuries, with babies by the millions being birthed by illegals on American soil in order to gain entry through the back door, the wording would have been much different.
Various sources — including the Center For Immigration Studies — put the numbers of babies born to illegal immigrations in America between 363,000 to 400,000 per year, providing automatic American citizenship to their children and skirting immigration laws. In the majority of those cases, the taxpayer will be assuming responsibilities of social services, education, health care and the spin-offs into the justice system.…