This Is A Great Idea
We need to curtail the influx of illegals and put an end to those who come here merely to give birth to an "anchor baby;" a means to sponsor relatives for citizenship and residency. Representative Ron Paul of Texas, introduced an amendment in March of 2003 to attempt to curb the problem;
Title: Proposing an amendment to the Constitution of the United States to deny United States citizenship to individuals born in the United States to parents who are neither United States citizens nor persons who owe permanent allegiance to the United States.
This has been languishing in the Subcommittee on the Constitution since May 2003.
In 1993, the Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors reported that two-thirds of births in L.A. County hospitals were to illegal aliens, mostly Mexicans. Even conservative estimates, assuming an illegal alien population of between 8.7 and 11 million, run from 287,000 to 363,000 illegal-alien births per year.
But, this is not just a Hispanic problem. South Koreans have created a birth tourism industry. The Los Angeles Times reported in 2002, Korean tour operators fly Korean mothers into Los Angeles and other American cities, there to give birth — in Korean-owned clinics with Korean staff — to an "American."
Something must be done. But, until the Constitution is amended, we are stuck with "anchor babies" as legal constructs to facilitate questionable - perhaps otherwise illegal - entry to the United States.