Thursday, Dec. 09, 2010

Anchor Babies

Everybody was talking bout Arizona this year after the state passed its controversial immigration bill. The debate was still raging when usage of the loaded term "anchor babies" multiplied after some Republican hardliners argued that children born in the U.S. to illegal immigrants — supposedly for the purpose of binding undocumented family members to the country — should not receive automatic citizenship. Discussion of a new "anchor babies" law wasn't limited to Arizona. U.S. Senator Lindsey Graham, Republican from South Carolina, announced he was considering introducing a new amendment to repeal the section of the 14th Amendment of the Constitution — the part that states all people born in the U.S. are Americans — and soon other senators said they were open to hearings on the issue.