Birth Tourism: Nearly 200,000 Anchor Babies born in U.S. to Temporary Foreign Visitors

Birth Tourism: Nearly 200,000 Anchor Babies born in U.S. to Temporary Foreign Visitors

End Birthright Citizenship

Birthright Citizenship

Birthright Citizenship is the practice of offering automatic citizenship to children born in the United States. Under current federal law, all children born in the U.S. receive automatic citizenship, but this practice had created a magnet for foreign nationals who want their children to have citizenship in the United States.

Traditionally, nations that offer Birthright Citizenship do so to increase its own population. Most developed nations have ended the practice of Birthright Citizenship or have never offered it in the first place. The United States is the most populated nation to still offer Birthright Citizenship

Birthright Citizenship is the practice of offering automatic citizenship to children born in the United States. Under current federal law, all children born in the U.S. receive automatic citizenship, but this practice had created a magnet for foreign nationals who want their children to have citizenship in the United States.

Traditionally, nations that offer Birthright Citizenship do so to increase its own population. Most developed nations have ended the practice of Birthright Citizenship or have never offered it in the first place. The United States is the most populated nation to still offer Birthright Citizenship

A bill to repeal Birthright Citizenship has been offered in the House of Representatives by former Georgia Congressman Nathan Deal. After Rep. Deal’s resignation to run for governor, the bill’s sponsorship was taken over by California Congressman Gary Miller.

The Immigration and Nationality Act defines Birthright Citizenship in the United States, but it’s also a clause in the 14th Amendment of the U.S. Constitution. However, the Supreme Court has never interpreted the Birthright Citizenship clause as it applies to illegal aliens – only legal immigrants.

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Update

CIS: Nearly 200,000 Children Born in U.S. to Temporary Foreign Visitors

Tuesday, March 15, 2011, 11:01 AM EDT – posted on NumbersUSA

 

A new report by the Center for Immigration Studies finds that 200,000 children were born to women who were lawfully admitted to the United States on a temporary basis. These 200,000 children receive automatic citizenship to the United States despite the mother’s allegiance to another nation. The Birthright Citizenship Act of 2011 (H.R.140) would end the practice of birthright citizenship.

In addition to CIS’ finding on births to foreign visitors, the report also found that 300,000 children are born to children of illegal alien parents each year.

Of the 200,000 children born to visitors, CIS found that in 20% of the cases (39,000), the mother came to the United States for the sole purpose of giving birth – a practice known as birth tourism. Another 20,000 births are estimated to young foreign women who reside in the United States for temporary stays of multiple years such as students and guest workers.

The Center for Immigration Studies pointed out in their study that any discussion of births to foreign visitors must consider national security implications.

The United States is one of two developed nations (Canada) to offer automatic citizenship to all children born in the country.

For the complete study, see CIS.org

  • Sponsored the Birthright Citizenship Act of 2011 (H.R.140)
    Updated Thursday, April 7, 2011, 12:53 PM EDT – posted on NumbersUSA
Total 73 Sponsors
  • (AL) Bachus
  • (AL) Brooks
  • (AL) Rogers
  • (AL) Schweikert
  • (AR) Crawford
  • (AR) Griffin
  • (AR) Womack
  • (CA) Bilbray
  • (CA) Calvert
  • (CA) Campbell
  • (CA) Hunter
  • (CA) Miller
  • (CA) Royce
  • (CO) Coffman
  • (CO) Lamborn
  • (FL) Adams
  • (FL) Miller
  • (FL) Nugent
  • (FL) Posey
  • (FL) Ross
  • (FL) Stearns
  • (FL) West
  • (GA) Broun
  • (GA) Gingrey
  • (GA) Graves
  • (GA) Kingston
  • (GA) Westmoreland
  • (GA) Woodall
  • (IL) Manzullo
  • (IN) Burton
  • (IN) Stutzman
  • (IA) King
  • (KY) Davis
  • (LA) Alexander
  • (LA) Fleming
  • (LA) Landry
  • (LA) Scalise
  • (MD) Bartlett
  • (MD) Harris
  • (MI) Benishek
  • (MI) Walberg
  • (MN) Cravaack
  • (MN) Klein
  • (MS) Palazzo
  • (MS) Harper
  • (MS) Nunnelee
  • (MO) Akin
  • (MO) Graves
  • (NE) Fortenberry
  • (NC) Foxx
  • (NC) Jones
  • (NC) Myrick
  • (NE) Smith
  • (NJ) Garrett
  • (OH) Schmidt
  • (PA) Barletta
  • (SC) Duncan
  • (SC) Wilson
  • (TN) Duncan
  • (TX) Burgess
  • (TX) Carter
  • (TX) Conaway
  • (TX) Culberson
  • (TX) Gohmert
  • (TX) Hall
  • (TX) Johnson
  • (TX) Marchant
  • (TX) Neugebauer
  • (TX) Poe
  • (TX) Sessions
  • (VA) Forbes
  • (WV) McKinley
 

Elected Officials Who…

  • Sponsored the Birthright Citizenship Act of 2011 (S.723)
    Updated Thursday, April 7, 2011, 12:52 PM EDT – posted on NumbersUSA
Total 4 Sponsors
  • (KS) Moran
  • (KY) Paul
  • (LA) Vitter
  • (UT) Lee
 

Elected Officials Who…

  • Sponsored the LEAVE Act (H.R.1196)
    Updated Wednesday, March 30, 2011, 4:36 PM EDT – posted on NumbersUSA
Total 4 Sponsors
  • (CA) Campbell
  • (CA) Miller
  • (NC) Myrick
  • (TX) Marchant
 
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