H.R. 1940 "Birthright Citizenship Act of 2007" aka "anchor babies"

As we start to learn more about H.R. 1940, also known as the “Birthright Citizenship Act of 2007,” it made me think back to our Cutting Edge-a talk show interview with Congressional Candidate, and former Congressman, Bob “B-1” Dornan that we conducted on Feb 20th 2004. At that time Bob was competing against Congressman Dana Rohrabacher (R 46) in the Republican Primary.

H.R. 1940, co-sponsored by Mr. Deal, Mr Bilbray and Dan Lungren (of CA) would “amend section 301 of the Immigration and Nationality Act to clarify those classes of individuals born in the United states who are nationals and citizens of the United states at birth.” The actual text can be found at http://www.govtrack.us/congress/billtext.xpd?bill+h110-1940
Note: As this site may be down simply go to Google.com and type H.R. 1940 which will lead yo to two links on the legislation.

The issue can be summed up in two words. “Anchor babies.” Those individuals who come to this country to have their babies with no intention of becoming American citizens with all of the perks that we lay at their feet.

Roughly 27 minutes into that one hour program I asked the former Congressman if he would support a Constitutional Amendment to Section 1 of the XIV Amendment wherein the “anchor baby” provision be removed. He agreed. You can view and hear Bob in his own words discussing the immigration issue by simply going to the Archive section of our web site and click on the Essential Dornan link.

Removing this open door for immediate public benefits is one solution to the reduction of illegal immigration into this country.

That’s my thoughts. What are yours?

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