Wednesday, April 28, 2010

Citizen Children Can't Stay, Sez Congresscritter

Speaking of constitutional language that is hiding in plain sight, NBC reports that Representative Duncan Hunter wants to deport the U.S.-born children of illegal immigrants.
Hunter, who spoke at a tea party gathering in Ramona Saturday, said he does not believe children born to illegal immigrant parents should get automatic U.S. citizenship.

In a video posted Saturday on YouTube, Hunter appears to be taking questions from the crowd when he is asked if he would support the deportation of children born to illegal immigrants.

“I would have to,” he said.

This is not an 'umbra and penumbra' of the Constitution. The 14th Amendment makes people born here into US Citizens. Not "anchorbabies." Citizens. That's been the law of the land since 1866 and it's been recognized by the U.S. Supreme Court since the 1898 case United States v. Wong Kim Ark, 169 U.S. 649 (1898).

I'm happily riding the Tea Party bandwagon and I support most (BUT NOT ALL) they support--they're pro-constitution and prolife, which is what keeps me from ever voting Democrat.

But when their speakers advocate depriving US Citizens of their century-plus-long-recognized civil rights, baby, that's where I get off. I'm not one with the body, Captain Kirk.

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