Sunday, June 12, 2005

Chronicle Boo-Hoos over Illegal’s Kids

Chronicle story
It is the ultimate carrot, all ya gotta do is make it to the other side of the Rio Grande and have your kid at the local county hospital and recieve the world's best medical care for free and your kid is an automatic US citizen. No forms, no waiting lists, no swearing allegiance, no lawyers, it's automatic. And The Supremes have said that if your kid is school age, the state has to educate them, whether the kids are legal or not. The Federation for American Immigration Reform estimates the cost of educating the kids of illegals at something like $4 BILLION a year in Texas alone.

It is high time congress addressed this. Ammend the constitution so that the mere fact of being born here does not mean automatic citizenship. No other nation treats the children of foriegn nationals this way, WHY SHOULD WE?


Blogger owlish said...

So it's not the best system. But it does avoid a permanent underclass.

I would be much more interested in stopping or at least slowing down illegal immigration.

June 14, 2005 12:23 PM  
Blogger Rorschach said...

I can understand how educating all comers might avoid a permenant underclass, however I can also see where, combined with the fact that the mere fact of being born here regardless of the status of your parents would be a strong attractant to illegal immigration. Until we address the things that attract them to this country, we will NEVER be able to address illegal immigration. I believe we are actually doing people of Mexico and the countries of Central America a vast disservice by tolerating such wanton immigration. By allowing such a social safety valve, we prevent the people of those countries from trying to change the governments of those countries. If Illegal Immigration were halted, Mexico's government would probably fall within 5 years, certainly by 10 I'd be willing to wager. Why fight a possibly bloody revolution when it is so much simpler to cross the border?

June 14, 2005 3:41 PM  

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