May 29, 2010 General 1

I am no fan of illegal iimmigrants(just read the blog)…BUT rewriting the Constitution to exclude certain folks from having citizenship that is bestowed by birth is totally wrong.  If you are born in this county you have citizenship.  Now if the parents are here illegally deport the lot of them.   The US citizen can come back legally when he/she is of age. On this issue harsh criticism of Rand Paul is warranted.  Alex..i normally agree with you but this time you are flat wrong.

“U.S. Senate candidate Rand Paul is stirring it up again, this time by saying he opposes citizenship for children born in the U.S. to parents who are illegal immigrants,” reports the Associated Press. “Paul, who a week ago won the GOP primary, told a Russian TV station in a clip circulating on political Web sites Friday that he wants to block citizenship to those children.”

Paul makes the comment at 9:43 in the video below.

Often called “maternal tourism,” the anchor baby phenomenon is allowed under federal law. For illegal immigrants, having a child born in the U.S. becomes the Golden Ticket to staying in the country. Anchor babies become eligible to sponsor for legal immigration most of their relatives, including their illegal-alien mothers, when they turn 21 years of age, thus becoming the U.S. “anchor” for an extended immigrant family, notes Andy Selepak of Accuracy in Media.

via Next Rand Paul Slam: Anchor Babies.