Birthright citizenship? Increasing opposition seen

“Birth tourism” at crisis proportions

A new survey by Rasmussen Reports substantiates the increasingly high level of opposition to birthright citizenship, as 61% of likely U.S. voters believe that a child born in the United States to a woman who is here illegally should not automatically be gifted with U.S. citizenship.

Those numbers are indicators of the highest level of support for a change in the existing law found in five years of Rasmussen Reports surveying.

Eighty-four percent (84%) of voters believe that before anyone receives local, state or federal government services, they should be required to prove they are legally allowed to be in theUnited States. Only nine percent (9%) oppose such a requirement. Most voters continue to feel that the policies of the federal government encourage illegal immigration. 

In November 2004 Arizona voters passed an initiative, Proposition 200, which required proof of citizenship before registering to vote or applying for state-funded public benefits. Exit polls found that 47% of Hispanic citizens voted in favor of the initiative, which passed with 56% of the vote.

Currently, seventy-seven percent (77%) of Republicans and 63% of voters not affiliated with either major political party oppose automatic U.S.citizenship for children born in this country to illegal immigrants.  Pulse Opinion Research polling methodology can be viewed here.

Acquaint yourself with the growing practice of “birth tourism.”   Last August Seeing Red AZ wrote about the massive problems associated with the anchor baby industry.

7 Responses to Birthright citizenship? Increasing opposition seen

  1. TeaPartyPatriot says:

    INDISPUTABLE FACT: The ORIGINAL INTENT of the 14th Amendment, by its author, was NOT to allow ILLEGALS birthright citizenship, but that they should retain citizenship according to their parents’ country:

    Senator Jacob M. Howard of Michigan – the author of the Citizenship Clause in the amendment – described the clause as excluding American Indians who maintain their tribal ties, and “persons born in the United States who are foreigners, aliens, who belong to the families of ambassadors or foreign ministers.” Howard was supported in this view by most other senators.

    As they’ve done countless times, lunatic-left activist judges, particularly Justice William J. Brennan in his absurd, baseless footnote in his 5-4 opinion in Plyler v. Doe, have ignored the original intent of the clause and have instead re-defined it to reflect their ideological perversions. American patriots must now correct this perversion of the 14th Amendment as we Take Back Our Country.

    NB – ANOTHER INDISPUTABLE FACT: In 1993, just after Democrats won the White House, Dirty-Harry Reid filed a bill that would have done exactly what many Americans now demand — end birthright citizenship for children of illegal immigrants. (If nothing else, this fact further illustrates what a TOTAL AND COMPLETE HYPOCRITE dirty harry is based on his current, mis-guided position.)

  2. Luke says:

    How can anyone NOT be against this abuse of our 14th Amendment?

  3. American Pride says:

    American citizenship is far too precious to be given away to to any child popped out by an illegal alien. That is rewarding illegals for breaking our laws.

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  4. Doc says:

    Because We, the PEOPLE want this addressed, it will first be ignored, then legislation’ll be written, then that’ll be watered down to uselessness, then it’ll be veto’d.

    I believe we need to use a little reverse psycology. Tell the Representatives that we don’t give a damn about th’ 14th Ammd., then they’ll ACTUALLY DO SOMETHING ABOUT IT!

  5. I guess you should have a chat with the 12 Republican State Senators that voted with the Democrats against my bills SB1308 and SB1309. The bills were crafted to bring the issue before the Supreme Court.

    • LD 11 PC says:

      Sen. Gould:
      Why Republicans would vote with Democrats on any issues, but especially ones as crucial as these, is beyond me. It has always interested me that Dems vote in concert with their brethren, rarely breaking ranks. But all too often those who ran as Republicans appear all too eager to decimate conservatives, while partnering with the left.

      I live in Adan Driggs’ district and he will never again get my vote. If I’m going to get screwed over, I’d just as soon have a registered Democrat do it than be duped by a RINO.

      • Angie says:

        Driggs ran his campaign with another Rino who luckily didn’t make it. It was bad enough that Adam Driggs got in to join the Dems.

        He was bad news from day one, and I’m sorry more people didn’t know it! I now vow to make sure all of Arizona hears it.

        We’ll have to work to have him removed along with the rest of the Legislators
        on the Hall of Shame:Nancy Barto of R7, Rich Crandall R19, Driggs R11, McComish 20,
        John Nelson R12, Steve Pearce R1, Michelle Reagan R8, and Steve Yarbrough R21.

        Shame on these legislators for soiling their name by joining LA RAZA and Chamber
        of Commerce thugs!

        I will personally send regular reminders to my 500 list which will in turn send it to their own lists. Rinos, time to start packing your bags!