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The current ruling is that native-born children of legal residents (but foreign citizens) of the US are US citizens.

All told, federal law (not the Constitution) gives citizenship to an estimated minimum 400,000 babies each year who don't have even one parent who is a U.S. citizen or permanent legal immigrant. This is a huge impediment to efforts to stabilize U.S. population to allow for environmental sustainability, and it is a great incentive for more illegal immigration.

Each of these babies becomes an anchor who retards deportation of unlawfully present parents—and who eventually will be an anchor for entire families and villages as chain migration leads to the immigration of grandparents, aunts, uncles, and cousins.

Birthright citizenship is an antiquated practice that has been abandoned by nearly all wealthy nations and emerging nations (recently India and Indonesia) and by the majority of poor nations.

The Supreme Court has ruled only that the Constitution requires babies of legal immigrants be U.S. citizens. It is time to join the modern world, pass H.R. 1868 (Birthright Citizenship Act of 2009), and limit citizenship to babies who have at least one parent who is a citizen or legal immigrant.

Illegal immigrants are hurting the US financially and are also draining our nations resources and public works. They are doing so by coming to our country, living off of our resources but aren't contributing to the economy by paying takes. The resources that they are draining are welfare, public health assistance, criminal justice resources, and women's health services and public transportation. Illegal immigrants are affecting our economy because they are coming to this country and living and using the resources that we have but aren't replenishing by the economy by paying takes. This means that the US government is spending more more to take care of our population (which immigrants are included in) whereas they could spend significantly less money if we sent the immigrants back to their home country (13% of population are suspected to


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