“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.