Sunday, August 23, 2015

Birthright Citizenship

Much has been said recently about birthright citizenship.  The position of this blog is that the issue is a result of the Obama Regime Administrative Amnesty as well as the failure of previous Presidents to enforce immigration laws, something that President Dwight D. Eisenhower did not have a problem with.  In fact, with Operation Wetback, he deported millions of illegals, most of whom self-deported after realizing that the immigration laws were being enforced.  This blog prefers another Operation Wetback to solve the problem so the Supreme Court is not involved in the decision making process on anchor babies.  Without the illegal aliens here to give birth, the issue is mute.  Furthermore, if the illegal alien parents take their American born babies home, problem solved.  And it is easy enough to deny these children passports when they apply overseas, as all the evidence they will have is a birth certificate, but no proof that is their birth certificate.  Problem solved.  However the problem has metastasized, and action must be taken this day, and it can be, without anything other than a President taking action. No laws, Constitutional Amendments, or court decisions are necessary.

Similarly, the issue of birthright citizenship does not need new legislation just as President Eisenhower was able to deport millions without any new laws.  He did it with the will to act and selecting subordinates who would capture the bureaucracy, not be captured by the bureaucracy, and act with boldness and energy.

Birthright citizenship for illegal aliens is not in any law, not in the 14th Amendment, nor in any Supreme Court Decision.  Just as with Operation Wetback, no new law is needed, as this blogger disagrees with some on the right who say legislation is necessary:

Breitbart August 20, 2015 by Ken Klukowski
Liberal And Establishment Arguments For Birthright Citizenship Fail
If conservatives change federal statute, take it to court, and persuade the current moderate justices—John Roberts and Anthony Kennedy—to join the three conservatives in upholding the original meaning of the Fourteenth Amendment, then birthright citizenship for illegal aliens would end.

In fact, birthright citizenship is the current policy not because of any law, etc., but because the Executive Branch took it upon itself to adopt birthright citizenship.  This writer recalls when he completed Immigration Officer Basic Training Course (IOBTC) at the Federal Law Enforcement Training Center, Glynco, GA, citizenship law was an important part of our training.  And it was part of the curicculum that birthright citizenship for the children of illegals was an interpretation of the Wong decision from the Supreme Court and applied to illegals.  It was openly admitted by the instructors that that interpretation was not required by law, the Constitution, or precedent decision, but was only a decision by the INS and the Attorney General on what to do with the children of illegals.

So, contrary to Klukowski, all we need is a strong President, like Eisenhower, to make the decision to no longer recognize anchor babies as citizens, deport them, and not to issue them passports.  It is all a matter of will.  Time to act.  Hopefully Trump is our man.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Normally, I would agree with you on no new legislation, but given the "liberties" that the court has taken since the early 1940's I think it best that a new law spelling out once and for all who is actually entitled to citizenship and more importantly who isn't, is absolutely essential. This way we don't get bogged down with semantics over what was really meant.