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CBO: At Least 4.5M Anchor Babies in U.S.

December 30, 2017

John Binder


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There are an estimated 4.5 million United States-born children who were given birthright citizenship despite at least one of their parents being an illegal alien.

These children are commonly known as “anchor babies,” as they are able to eventually bring an unlimited number of foreign relatives to the U.S. through the process known as “chain migration.”

A new Congressional Budget Office (CBO) report reveals the extent to which the illegal alien population in the U.S. has had children that are given automatic citizenship simply for being born within the borders of the country.

According to the CBO, there are 4.5 million anchor babies in the U.S. under the age of 18-years-old. This estimate does not include the potentially millions of anchor babies who are older than 18-years-old.

Center for Immigration Studies (CIS) Director of Policy Jessica Vaughan told Breitbart News that there are more anchor babies than estimated because the CBO data does not include the U.S.-born children who have departed the country when their parents were deported. Vaughan said these anchor babies can still eventually return to the U.S. as citizens and sponsor foreign relatives through chain migration.

Should President Trump’s administration not enact major reforms to end illegal immigration — including constructing a border wall and ending birthright citizenship — the CBO estimates that at least another 600,000 anchor babies will be born to illegal alien parents in the next 10 years.

Rep. Steve King (R-IA) filed legislation at the beginning of 2017 to permanently end birthright citizenship, putting the U.S. on par with other Western nations, but the bill has not moved in the Subcommittee on Immigration and Border Security.

The birthright citizenship debate was not always partisan as it currently is with establishment Republicans and Democrats supporting anchor babies.

Former Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-NV) once opposed birthright citizenship, saying in 1993 that “no sane country” would reward illegal aliens with U.S. citizenship for their children.

As Breitbart News reported, the U.S. is nearly alone in granting citizenship to illegal aliens’ children. For example, the U.S. and Canada are the two only developed nations with birthright citizenship. On the other hand, countries such as France, the United Kingdom, Ireland, New Zealand, Australia, Italy, and Germany all have either outlawed birthright citizenship or never had such a policy to begin with.

Proponents of birthright citizenship often claim the 14th Amendment to the U.S. Constitution requires the policy. The Supreme Court, however, has never explicitly ruled that the children of illegal aliens must be granted automatic citizenship and many legal scholars dispute the idea.


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  1. Erica permalink
    December 30, 2017 9:37 pm

    Here we go, round and round but will not face the real issue. Lets get beyond trivia issue to solve the problem. Business love babies, good business. Fact is, when this planet was created, religious or not, common sense would tell us to have a look of what is there available, then have a look of what human need to survive. Then decide ow many people
    the planet can sustain based on we the people agreement as to what kind of minimum life style we want. In the USA the Peoples DREAM was well known, a house with white picket fence, two,three kids, no more, a cat and a dog. That is what The People want.
    Using that as a base, calculate how much we can deviate from that MINIMUM, upward.
    The immigration law should be based on that, not fantasies. It is time the Government inform the people, just like Papa and Mama have to inform their kids as to what they can or cannot afford and how to get from here to???? That is what Trump is trying to say
    but skips around the population size issue because ti is unpopular with some groups, just as we skip around political issue like supporting foreign entities and issues based on popularity instead of applying the same close questioning of REAL necessity, not just personal ambitions and lust for power. Particularly when certain decision are detrimental to the USA, most surely idiotic wars where conditions are created. Like we should do with out kids: ” Careful there, may get into trouble and do not count on us to bail you out.” Roll this over, not easy but you will see the light at the end of that tunnel.

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