Incorrect interpretation of Birthright Citizenship?

Brian Lonergan at American Thinker has written a great post about how we’ve misinterpreted the 14th Amendment regarding birthright citizenship, specifically of illegals and those coming over in what is being deemed as birth tourism.  An excerpt from Mr Lonergan’s post:

For decades, many agencies have treated virtually all children born in the United States – even the children of illegal aliens or tourists – as citizens at birth under the Constitution.  This all-inclusive interpretation of birthright citizenship, repeated endlessly in the mainstream media, is what gave rise to the “anchor baby” phenomenon.  With children born in the United States to illegal alien parents instantly qualifying for welfare and other state and local benefit programs, the incentive for aliens to have their children born in the U.S. is immense.

Yet under Supreme Court precedent, neither the children of illegal aliens nor those of tourists are citizens at birth.  In the 1898 case of United States v. Wong Kim Ark, the Supreme Court found that a man born in San Francisco to Chinese parents was a citizen at birth under the Fourteenth Amendment because his parents, when he was born, were legally residing in the United States.  The holding of this case is widely misread as conferring citizenship at birth under the Fourteenth Amendment on all persons whatsoever born in the United States, with the narrow exceptions of children of diplomats, members of an invading force, and Indians born in the allegiance of a tribe.  The brief shows that this reading is wrong; the Court clearly excluded the children of illegal aliens and non-U.S. residents from constitutional birthright citizenship.  The Court’s decision has been incorrectly applied for 120 years.

Based on Wong Kim Ark and an earlier decision in Wilkins v. Elk, the still controlling rule of the Supreme Court is clear: whether one is a citizen at birth under the Fourteenth Amendment depends on whether one was born in the United States to a U.S. resident parent who, at the time, both had permission to be in the United States and owed direct and immediate allegiance to the United States.  This rule happens to exclude the children of both illegal aliens (who do not have permission to be in the country) and tourists (who do not “reside” here) from constitutional birthright citizenship.

Immigration law in general needs to be reviewed and revamped.  The system simply cannot continue in its current form if we’re to survive as a country.  The spirit of too many of our laws is no longer respected, and loopholes have been abused such that programs that were initially created to help those in dire need are now seen as the prize for getting to America.  We cannot survive as a welfare state with our current immigration policies.  One has to go.  Ideally both.

Africans are causing parasite epidemics in Europe

One of the many disasters that has been caused by the African migration into Europe has been the introduction of parasitic epidemics that were wholly preventable and which further endanger the native population.  Via Independent:

Around 25-30 per cent of humans are currently infected with at least one parasitic worm species.

The diseases they cause can be devastating. Worm infections can lead to diverse and chronic conditions such as scarring of the eyes and blindness, swelling of extremities and immobility, blockage of digestion and malnutrition, anaemia and tiredness. They can also increase an individual’s risk of developing cancer and Aids.

Not so long ago, human diseases caused by parasitic worms were thought to be confined to resource poor communities throughout Africa, Asia and South America. But in this age of global travel and changing climate, parasitic worms are slowly but surely moving into parts of Europe and North America. The long-term consequences of increased parasitic worm distributions are difficult to predict, but the harm that infection causes highlights the need for developing control strategies that can mitigate this 21st-century threat to global health.

Our team of scientists is currently using cutting-edge technologies to combat the single most important parasitic worm disease, schistosomiasis (or bilharzia).

Schistosomiasis – which is caused by infection with blood dwelling schistosome flatworms – currently affects hundreds of millions of people every year, often leading to the deaths of thousands to hundreds of thousands of victims. Its impact is so great that some have claimed it is second only to malaria on the scale of devastating parasitic diseases.

Approximately 85 per cent of all human schistosomasis currently occurs in sub-Saharan Africa, but outbreaks have recently been reported on the Mediterranean island of Corsica. People become infected with the parasites when they come into contact with certain types of freshwater snail that produce human-infective stage schistosomes. These parasitic worms rapidly penetrate the skin and develop into adult male and female schistosomes within the blood vessels surrounding the intestines or bladder of infected individuals.

Hundreds to thousands of eggs are produced daily by each female worm. And, once they become trapped in human organs, these eggs induce chronic complications including inflammation, tissue scarring, fluid imbalances, anaemia and, eventually, death. A proportion of eggs that migrate into the intestines or bladder will be released into the environment when an infected individual defecates or urinates. If these eggs reach fresh water, they can hatch and release snail-infective schistosome stages, which effectively completes the life cycle.

There are a lot of dark reasons behind the migrant crisis in Europe.  The author is clearly off the mark on climate change being the driver for this nonsense, but the end result is undeniable.  One wonders if perhaps there isn’t a pharmaceutical angle to it as well, but who knows.  I guess parasitic epidemics for diseases that weren’t prevalent in Europe is just another sacrifice we have to make for the ultimate strength in diversity we’ve been promised all along.  But hey, who knows, maybe through the magic soil in Europe these people will magically start defecating in designated areas for human waste disposal to slow the spread of these parasites.  One can dream, anyways.

Dems introduce bill to abolish ICE

In maybe the first and only documented move by the left to make government smaller, a group of House Democrats introduced a bill to eliminate ICE and disperse its duties to other agencies.  Via The Hill:

The new proposal, unveiled by Democratic Reps. Mark Pocan (Wis.), Pramila Jayapal (Wash.) and Adriano Espaillat (N.Y.), is the first piece of legislation to tackle the thorny issue, which has become a political lightning rod on both sides of the ideological spectrum in recent weeks.

Liberal Democrats have latched on to the “Abolish ICE” movement to protest President Trump’s aggressive approach to deportations, while Republicans have hammered the effort as a soft-on-crime strategy that threatens public safety.

 

The bill’s supporters contend that ICE, which was launched in 2003 as part of the creation of the Homeland Security Department, has become “militarized” in its approach to deporting immigrants under the Trump administration. They’re pointing to recent high-profile raids on undocumented workers, reports of substandard detention facilities and the ongoing saga of family separations at the border as evidence that ICE has lost its compass and needs to be scrapped.

This is very much a losing issue coming from the left.  A recent poll shows only 25% of Americans support abolishing ICE.  Much as they want it to be, having secure borders and actually executing the laws that are already in place are very much what most Americans want.

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Napoleon’s “never interrupt an enemy when he is making a mistake” could not be more appropriate here.  The left pushed too hard too quickly in showing their true globalist colors and what they really want for this country.  Middle of the road people are realizing this now.  And we shouldn’t interrupt the Dems while they self destruct.  This will alienate the moderate portion of their base, and those Dems in office in moderate or red states up for re-election these mid terms must tread lightly.

Just one month – illegal rape stats for North Carolina

North Carolinians for Immigration Reform and Enforcement (NCFIRE) releases a monthly report that aggregates all the child rape stats occurring in their state alone.  A small portion of the entire country.  And the stats are horrifying.  In June alone, 24 illegals with 98 charges were logged.  Here’s a small sample – full report here:

The MSM is complicit in pushing this open borders bullshit.  When’s the last time you heard about any stories like the one above?  This is but a small sample of what’s going on in this country every day.  People who aren’t supposed to be here in the first place, being treated better than American citizens in some cases, committing crimes against innocent Americans who never asked for this in the first place.

DNA tests being used to match kids with parents at the border

This should help correct the BS narrative and highlight how horribly kids are used and abused as props to get people over the border.  Via cnsnews:

“We’re doing DNA testing on everybody who claims to be the parent of one of our children to confirm that. We check birth certificates. We have surged 230 HHS people and contractors out to ICE facilities to sit with the parents to get information to prove suitability and parentage of them to work through this process. Because what we care about is the kids’ welfare.”

Azar said he learned just this morning about two children, both under four years old, whose “purported parents” have been charged with, or convicted of, rape, kidnapping, child abuse and narcotics violations:

“We are supporting child welfare and working to protect these kids. So it may seem easy — ‘Oh, why don’t you just send these kids back over to ICE and reunify these families.’

“We have a vital and historic mission here to protect these children, to make sure that these are in fact their parents, and make sure that it is a safe environment that we’re placing them back into, and we use every minute of time the court gives us against its deadline to ensure that that mission of child welfare and support for these kids is fulfilled.”

This will not bode well for the feral left.  Funny how often President Trump is vindicated after the fact.  Not surprising to anyone paying attention, but rapists really are swarming over our southern border after all.  And now there’s hard evidence to prove this fact.

This is a stopgap solution but a necessary one to control the narrative a little bit.  The real solution should be to turn everyone away who isn’t applying for asylum through the legal channels available.  It is a waste of time, money, and resources to put them through the court system for such obviously fraudulent cases.

All Roads Lead to More Immigration

In a piece done today by MSNBC we’re told we need more immigrants because there are 6.7 million job openings and only 6.4 million workers available to fill said jobs.  In another case of heads I win, tails you lose, it always leads to needing more immigrants.  Isn’t it funny how that works?  One of the reasons we’re told we need more immigrants is that the birth rate is declining.  Funny how these same feral leftists told us in the 1970s we need to have fewer children because it was bad for the environment.  Now we need more immigrants because of this.

Here’s an idea.  How about we raise the bar from off the ground where it currently is to get people off of welfare and into the labor force.  It’s more difficult to find recent data on this than you think, but around 35% of Americans received welfare in 2012.  Depending on how you look at the numbers, if you factor in additional benefits received from “non means-tested programs” the number is just under 50% of Americans receiving some sort of government assistance.  That’s a ridiculous number.  Part of this number includes food stamps, again another substantial portion of the population is receiving government handouts to feed themselves.

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Clearly the absolute last thing we need is low skilled workers from other countries.  Something else the left has harped on about forever is raising wages.  As with everything else, they’ve cried about using the government to raise minimum wages.  Do you know what happens where demand is greater than supply?  Wages rise.  Crazy right?  Something else the video above mentions and you’ll hear is how a lot of the job openings are for skilled labor, a pool that would not benefit from people getting off welfare.  Again, with scarcity wages rise.  Heck, you might even get companies to sponsor training programs if they are desperate enough.

The bottom line is more immigration is not the answer.  President Trump wants to cut legal immigration in half and I fully support that.  Until we can get welfare under control (or even better abolish it altogether), improve infrastructure (when’s the last time you remarked that there weren’t enough cars on the road?) and secure our borders the last thing we need is more people here.