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Rep. Matt Gaetz Issues Bill to End ‘ANCHOR BABY’ Policy

Rep. Matt Gaetz Issues Bill to End ‘ANCHOR BABY’ Policy

(FamilyConservationPAC.com) – Breitbart News has exclusive details about Rep. Matt Gaetz’s (R-FL) plan to repeal the anchor baby policy, which grants citizenship to offspring of illegal aliens born in the United States.

Every year, over 400,000 “anchor babies,” known as children born in the United States to illegal immigrants, are delivered in all 50 states.

Although many of their parents have only recently arrived in the country and have no legal connection, anchor babies are granted birthright citizenship.

When the child reaches adulthood, they can apply for green cards on behalf of their parents and other noncitizen relatives, permanently establishing their family in the nation.

On Tuesday, Breitbart News first heard of Gaetz’s plans to introduce the “End Birthright Citizenship Fraud Act of 2023”.

This bill alters the Immigration and Nationality Act (INA) to clarify that birthright citizenship only applies to children born in the United States to legal residents and citizens of the United States.

“Birthright citizenship has been grossly and blatantly misapplied for decades, recently becoming a loophole for illegal aliens to fraudulently abuse our immigration system,” Gaetz said.

Gaetz made a statement saying:

“My legislation recognizes that American citizenship is a privilege –– not an automatic right to be co-opted by illegal aliens.

This is an important step in preserving the sanctity of American citizenship and ensures that citizenship is not treated as a loophole to be exploited but rather a privilege to be earned when legally migrating to our country.”

Birthright citizenship for children of illegal aliens born in the United States has not yet been formally ruled upon by the U.S. Supreme Court, and many legal scholars disagree.

Many prominent conservative scholars contend that because these children are not subject to U.S. jurisdiction as that term was understood at the time the 14th Amendment was ratified, the Citizenship Clause of that Amendment does not mandate birthright citizenship for children of illegal aliens or noncitizens who are born in the United States.

Only a few developed countries, especially in North and South America, grant birthright citizenship to everyone born within their boundaries, regardless of immigration status. These countries include the United States and Canada.

Birthright citizenship is only granted to children born to at least one citizen parent in countries like Australia, France, Ireland, Luxembourg, Malta, New Zealand, and Spain.

Currently, the United States has a population of 5.8 million anchor babies, six times the size of Jacksonville, Florida. The annual cost of anchor babies and their illegal alien parents to American taxpayers exceeds $150 billion.

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