San Diego – Congressman Bilbray supports proposed “Anchor Baby” reform initiative put forward by the Taxpayers Revolution group in San Diego.
“It is an urban legend that everybody born here is an automatic citizen,” Bilbray said. “When International diplomats are here in the U.S. and they have children, they are not given citizenship.”
This all has to do with the 14th Amendment and subject jurisdiction.
The congressman points out there are two things that go hand in hand with being a U.S. citizen; “Can you be drafted to serve for your country and can you be tried for treason?”
Bilbray contends that if the parents aren’t loyal to the U.S. the children can’t inherit citizenship. “The Calvin case in 1608 stated ‘it is neither the soil or the climate, but the loyalty and obedience that make a subject loyal.’”
When you start to think about the ‘citizenship requirements’ it makes sense that one must inherit it from their parents. According to Bilbray, “You can’t get a million dollars from your parents if they don’t have it. If your parents have nothing you inherit nothing.”
Once foreigners are sworn it at their U.S. Citizen ceremony, the oath contains this;
“I hereby declare, on oath, that I absolutely and entirely renounce and abjure all allegiance and fidelity to any foreign prince, potentate, state or sovereignty of whom I have been a subject or citizen…That I will support and defend the Constitution…that I will bear arms on behalf of the United States when required by the law…so help me God.”
There is often a lot of talk about the right to citizenship through the 14th Amendment. This was federalized in the 1860’s for the West African Slaves. Bilbray states the slaves could be forced into the military and could be tried for treason, therefore their children were eligible to become citizens.
It was President Truman who gave up a plan and led to a new found deal for the illegal immigrants, says Bilbray.
In many California “Anchor Baby” cases, the parents apply for benefits (welfare) and receive them for 18 years on behalf of the child.
“This extreme abuse is why we need to get back to the Founding Fathers meaning of immigration,” Bilbray explains. “Why are we providing services for Tijuana and not La Paz?”
The 2010 ballet initiative is a great opportunity for Californians to take back their state and reform immigration.
Bilbray also points out that this Anchor Baby portion is a basic rule. “Congressman Deal of Georgia added a birthright component to Georgia’s immigration bill. A parent has to be a U.S. citizen or permanent resident or you don’t get “Anchor Baby” citizenship.”
“If you are not willing to fight for this country than why do you want to be an American?”
For more information on the California Protection Act of 2010 go to taxpayersrevolution.org
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