Video: Lindsey Graham — yes, really — wants to end birthright citizenship for children of illegals

posted at 4:57 pm on July 29, 2010 by Allahpundit

I had the strangest dream last night. I dreamed that a guy known nationally for being the second-most dedicated amnesty shill in the Republican Party, who once stood up before the National Council of La Raza to pander about “bigots,” had now actually embraced an enforcement provision so controversial that it qualified as news when Rand Paul dared to mention it a few months ago. And in my dream, not only did this guy turn up on Fox News to push the idea, he actually clipped the segment and posted it to his own YouTube account to make sure that it would spread far and wide. Ever have a dream like that, that’s so crazy you wake up wondering what you possibly could have experienced during the day to generate something so preposterous? I’ve had a lot of them lately.

Seriously, I’m not sure how to read this. Either he’s now so terrified of a serious primary challenge — and rightly so — that he’s going to push mighty uncharacteristic base-pleasing policies over the next few years or, more intriguingly, he thinks that the country has shifted far enough to the right on immigration that something like this will now have to be included for any comprehensive bill to pass. In other words, The Great Compromiser may have surmised that any compromise now requires enforcement measures above and beyond merely sealing the border or building the hugely popular fence. That’s an amazing turn of events if so, and likely to be influential among Republicans in the next congressional term given Graham’s status as a benchmark of how far towards the center a GOPer can reasonably be. No one but no one wants to hear it said of him/her by grassroots conservatives, “They’re worse than Graham is!” Susan Collins and Scott Brown, take note.


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What a bigot!

The internal tracking polls must be interesting. LOL

patch on July 29, 2010 at 4:58 PM

Initial jobless claims drop to 457,000

WASHINGTON (AP) _ New jobless claims fell last week for the third time in four weeks but remain elevated. The decline is a sign that the economy likely added jobs in July, although not enough to lower the nation’s high unemployment rate. First-time claims for unemployment insurance dropped by 11,000 to a seasonally adjusted 457,000, the Labor Department said Thursday.

WoosterOh on July 29, 2010 at 4:58 PM

He’s nuts. Get him out of GOP now!

taney71 on July 29, 2010 at 4:59 PM

I saw this live and couldn’t believe it either. It’s so out of the blue (especially for Grahamnesty. Arizona is going to pass such a law next year, so maybe he’s just trying to get out in front of the whole thing.

SouthernGent on July 29, 2010 at 4:59 PM

This part is the carrot. Can’t wait to hear what the stick is.

I’m all for it. This is what the 14th intended not the bastardization of it that we have now.

mrsmwp on July 29, 2010 at 4:59 PM

Who is holding his hand to the fire?

upinak on July 29, 2010 at 5:01 PM

Linsdey is trying to sabotage the GOP.

portlandon on July 29, 2010 at 5:01 PM

You will not be absolved of your past sins there Grahmnesty.. A few token sound bites to throw on the ground knowing it will not go anywhere does not erase your past.. I’ll be glad to see you go..

Zippy_Slug on July 29, 2010 at 5:01 PM

We also need a national ID to make sure that your parents are a citizen when you are born. Oh I see.

Or…

So, when you are born, do you have to fill out a citizenship application or can you wait until you can read and/or write ?

lorien1973 on July 29, 2010 at 5:02 PM

I don’t think they should take away the citizenship of illegals’ children. However, I do believe they need to clarify the birthright law. Bringing illegals here so they can give birth and their children can receive government benefits (and by extension they receive gov. bennies). This is not the spirit of the birthright law. Citizenship was not meant to be given to people who are just visiting or here on vacation.

This is a serious problem that is contributing to the millions and millions of illegals entering this country. Illegals from the south are no longer coming here looking for work, they are coming here looking for handouts.

ramrants on July 29, 2010 at 5:02 PM

he must be pulling a ‘build the dang fence’ mccain

cmsinaz on July 29, 2010 at 5:02 PM

Yeah, well, he also wants to end the rigid and unfair gender identities forced upon us by our culture, so I don’t really give a lot of credence to what he says he wants.

cynccook on July 29, 2010 at 5:02 PM

It’s amazing how the Obamacare was supposed to reform this. No more illegals overcrowding our hospitals. So all Lindsey has to do is state that this is the President’s promise on healthcare reform. He mentioned it as the bill was being offered and now we have to “stand in support” of Obama.

djaymick on July 29, 2010 at 5:03 PM

OT… the ads in the sidebar keep flashing donuts and cupcakes at me. Now I feel compelled to go bake something.

bitsy on July 29, 2010 at 5:05 PM

Remember when Charlie Rangel wanted to reinstate the draft?

This is the same tactic.

MadisonConservative on July 29, 2010 at 5:05 PM

Easy to be for something you know will never actually come about and it makes it sound like you aren’t a candy-ass RINO.

If it ever did come close to being realized we all know what side he would come down on.

sharrukin on July 29, 2010 at 5:05 PM

It’s a complete ruse because (1) it will never happen but give him cover to be otherwise a RINO Supremo; (2) even if it did, the kids would still not be thrown out of the country…

ParisParamus on July 29, 2010 at 5:06 PM

Surely you jest, not This Year’s Maverick?

Desert Gardens on July 29, 2010 at 5:06 PM

It’s cheap support from him. He realizes that it can’t be done by statute alone, because the Supreme Court is not going to change their current interpretation of the 14th amendment. It will have to be done by constitution amendment, and that will take a decade, at least, if you’re lucky.

RBMN on July 29, 2010 at 5:07 PM

Would the wise Latina or ms. Kagan agree with those positions?

fourdeucer on July 29, 2010 at 5:07 PM

Lindsay Shamnesty

Please FIRE HIM, South Carolina. For the love of this Republic, FIRE THAT FRAUD.

rayra on July 29, 2010 at 5:07 PM

Perspective, people. Recall less than a month ago, Graham was dissing the tea party:

“Everything I’m doing now in terms of talking about climate, talking about immigration, talking about Gitmo is completely opposite of where the Tea Party movement’s at,” Graham said as Cato drove him to the city of Greenwood, where he was to give a commencement address at Lander University later that morning. On four occasions, Graham met with Tea Party groups. The first, in his Senate office, was “very, very contentious,” he recalled. During a later meeting, in Charleston, Graham said he challenged them: “ ‘What do you want to do? You take back your country — and do what with it?’ . . . Everybody went from being kind of hostile to just dead silent.”

Firefly_76 on July 29, 2010 at 5:07 PM

Just love seeing RINO”S in full panic mode. Especially Big Mac and Little Graham cracker! Who’s next? Oly and Colly?

chickasaw42 on July 29, 2010 at 5:08 PM

Next up in Bizarro-World News, McCain tells a crowd, “Giving Osama Bin Laden a pink belly isn’t actually ‘torture,’ reaching across the isle is bad, and Obama may not be totally on the level.”

Lehosh on July 29, 2010 at 5:08 PM

I was watching that and soon had to clean my TV when he said it! I still don’t buy it, just pandering! Interesting note though, the man responsible for the AZ Law was also pushing this as his next endeavor. Once again Arizona politicians not afraid to lead, oops I meant AZ state politicians.

bluemarlin on July 29, 2010 at 5:08 PM

It’s obvious to me, this is just a way to later push amnesty. If he gets the anchor babies out of the way, he thinks he can convince the right to support a softer form of amnesty.

di butler on July 29, 2010 at 5:09 PM

Allah, is Graham the guy who said one time that you have to move to the right to get re-elected? Then ignore everything you said once the election was over?

It was a story a few months ago. Thought it was Graham.

lorien1973 on July 29, 2010 at 5:11 PM

Remember when Charlie Rangel wanted to reinstate the draft?

This is the same tactic.

MadisonConservative on July 29, 2010 at 5:05 PM

Rangel absolutely wanted a draft, so that his paid make-work non-military alternative service program would take 90% of the drafees (he hoped) and just redistribute wealth to them. His draft was not what you think of as a draft.

RBMN on July 29, 2010 at 5:12 PM

OT… the ads in the sidebar keep flashing donuts and cupcakes at me. Now I feel compelled to go bake something

I’m diabetic and it’s driving me crazy !!!

Jerome Horwitz on July 29, 2010 at 5:14 PM

MadisonConservative on July 29, 2010 at 5:05 PM

HR 5741 – the rangel slavery act.

lorien1973 on July 29, 2010 at 5:14 PM

Ever have a dream like that, that’s so crazy you wake up wondering what you possibly could have experienced during the day to generate something so preposterous?

The ruling class
Trying to save their azz.

FloatingRock on July 29, 2010 at 5:15 PM

wants to end birthright citizenship for children of illegals

Unless the parents are legal…make the parents legal, and you have the kids legal…

right2bright on July 29, 2010 at 5:17 PM

Just vote this guy out South Carolina.

tetriskid on July 29, 2010 at 5:17 PM

So, when you are born, do you have to fill out a citizenship application?

lorien1973 on July 29, 2010 at 5:02 PM

Yes, and it’s not that hard. I think most nations already have systems like this in place.

My daughters’ birth certificate from Indonesia says “FOREIGNER” right across the top.

TexasDan on July 29, 2010 at 5:18 PM

I would rather vote for a candidate that does not support entirely what I want, but is honest and consistent…then support a candidate that you don’t where the hell he stands, and when he will take whatever stand he decides to take.

right2bright on July 29, 2010 at 5:19 PM

Well, the word controversial only means something supported by 70 percent of the country but opposed by its enemies and liberals. So, is this idea of ending anchor babies controversial or unpopular?

joeindc44 on July 29, 2010 at 5:20 PM

My daughters’ birth certificate from Indonesia says “FOREIGNER” right across the top.

TexasDan on July 29, 2010 at 5:18 PM

Funny. Obama’s doesn’t.

(too easy!)

lorien1973 on July 29, 2010 at 5:22 PM

Too little, too late.

BKeyser on July 29, 2010 at 5:22 PM

He said this before his afternoon nap. After he has a nice lie-down, he will revert to the good ol’ Lindsey.

The War Planner on July 29, 2010 at 5:22 PM

Lindsay dropped out of the hole in Mac’s hip pocket and found himself homeless.

Mac wants to be reelected, and Lindsay got ejected.

It’s like a rough delivery for these two, but make no mistake. They will return to their tired, old ways. Both of them are back-stabbing weasels on this issue. Why? Because they imagine themselves to be power brokers for the GOP trying craftily to grab that voting block from the Dems. You know the drill…. “Latinos ueber alles!!”

They will always disappoint because they enjoy the notion that they are smart and their “base” is not. They think they are political elites while it never occurs to them that they are simply mundane civil servants employed by their constituents.

How long are we going to allow this to continue?

If Lindsay wants to achieve any credibility, he has to put it writing, push hard and stick with it.

Everything else is the usual bull$shit with these two.

Cody1991 on July 29, 2010 at 5:22 PM

The crap about sending them to the back of the line is what I don’t get. Where is the back of the line north or south of the border.

fourdeucer on July 29, 2010 at 5:22 PM

Go away, Lindsey Graham. You are a media wh*re and panderer. Rethink your vote on Kagan, sonny boy.

OT: Yay, Mike Pence who chastises the Dems for their fear and smear of TEA party members who are exercising their Constitutional rights.
http://www.eyeblast.tv/public/video.aspx?v=hdnzIrprVr

onlineanalyst on July 29, 2010 at 5:24 PM

Smells like fear.

With (sniff sniff) just a hint of desperation.

UltimateBob on July 29, 2010 at 5:24 PM

lorien1973 on July 29, 2010 at 5:22 PM

Oh, are people saying Obama was born in Indonesia now? Hadn’t heard that one.

cynccook on July 29, 2010 at 5:25 PM

Rangel absolutely wanted a draft, so that his paid make-work non-military alternative service program would take 90% of the drafees (he hoped) and just redistribute wealth to them. His draft was not what you think of as a draft.

RBMN on July 29, 2010 at 5:12 PM

It had a primary goal, which was to face voters with the possibility of mass forced enlistment, and take the public opinion of the war as low as possible. Graham is making this same calculation: he believes that such an amendment would cause voters to recoil, and soften their views on illegal aliens. It will be a gigantic rallying point for La Raza, Juan Hernandez, and all the rest…and Graham and his boyfriend McCain will reap the benefits.

MadisonConservative on July 29, 2010 at 5:26 PM

What a bigot!

The internal tracking polls must be interesting. LOL

patch on July 29, 2010 at 4:58 PM

Idjit is more like it. “Whore” works too.

The Race Card on July 29, 2010 at 5:28 PM

Just vote this guy out South Carolina.

tetriskid on July 29, 2010 at 5:17 PM

It’s unfortunately, but there are just too many gullible people. They get shafted by people like Grahamnesty and McCain but then when the election rolls ’round and the guy that’s been shafting them all that time reaches around for a little while, they puff up their chests and send them back for another term. The most pathetic part of the whole circus is that they always act surprised when the guy turns them right back around again and goes back to giving them the shaft.

FloatingRock on July 29, 2010 at 5:28 PM

Those who commit a crime should not benefit from the act. A child born to invaders should not be given citizenship just because their parents crossed our borders without legal status to do so. If an american child is born in Mexico, if his parents are American citizens he or she is an American.

Zelsdorf Ragshaft on July 29, 2010 at 5:28 PM

Lindsey Graham…..just one constitutional amendment away from political redemption.

midlander on July 29, 2010 at 5:29 PM

It is a good thing I started drinking early!!! I don’t think I could have handled it sober.

barnone on July 29, 2010 at 5:29 PM

The crap about sending them to the back of the line is what I don’t get. Where is the back of the line north or south of the border.

fourdeucer on July 29, 2010 at 5:22 PM

That’s right. Legal immigrants actually begins at the front of the line, the line on an application.

The Race Card on July 29, 2010 at 5:29 PM

Zelsdorf Ragshaft on July 29, 2010 at 5:28 PM

We don’t normally punish for sins of the mother/father.

lorien1973 on July 29, 2010 at 5:32 PM

We do NOT need an additional amendment it is already in the constitution.
“SUBJECT TO THE JURIDICTION THEREOF”

The phrase “subject to the jurisdiction thereof” was intended to exclude from automatic citizenship American-born persons whose allegiance to the United States was incomplete. For example, Native Americans were excluded from American citizenship because of their tribal jurisdiction. Also not subject to American jurisdiction were foreign visitors, ambassadors, consuls, and their babies born here. In the case of illegal aliens, their native country has a claim of allegiance on the child. Therefore, some Constitutional scholars argue that the completeness of the allegiance to the United States is impaired and logically precludes automatic citizenship. However, this issue has never been directly decided by the U.S. Supreme Court.

The original intent of the 14th Amendment was clearly not to facilitate illegal aliens defying U.S. law and obtaining citizenship for their offspring, nor obtaining benefits at taxpayer expense. The United States is unusual in its offer to extend citizenship to anyone born on its soil. Other developed countries have changed their citizenship practice to eliminate the problems caused by the practice of birthright citizenship.[1] The anchor baby problem has grown to such large proportions that the United States can no longer afford to ignore it. The logical first step for correcting the problem is for Congress to adopt legislation clarifying the meaning of the 14th amendment.

xler8bmw on July 29, 2010 at 5:33 PM

We don’t normally punish for sins of the mother/father.

lorien1973 on July 29, 2010 at 5:32 PM

Absence of a reward is not punishment.

FloatingRock on July 29, 2010 at 5:34 PM

MadisonConservative on July 29, 2010 at 5:26 PM

You give him too much credit. He is not trying to bait and switch, he is just trying to bait and get votes.

barnone on July 29, 2010 at 5:34 PM

FWIW, I don’t like the idea. I do think it requires a constitutional amendment.

Just enforce the current laws, punish the employers of illegals, and take away the giveaways that idiotic states like California provide illegals. Could it be simpler?

Y-not on July 29, 2010 at 5:35 PM

You give him too much credit. He is not trying to bait and switch, he is just trying to bait and get votes.

barnone on July 29, 2010 at 5:34 PM

He was just reelected to another 6 year term. If he’s trying to get votes they are for his fellow members of the ruling class that are facing competition from Tea Party candidates.

FloatingRock on July 29, 2010 at 5:39 PM

He’s trying to make up for the Kagan yes vote

xler8bmw on July 29, 2010 at 5:40 PM

xler8bmw on July 29, 2010 at 5:33 PM

These days the constitution means precisely what the leftists want it to mean. Nothing more and nothing less.

sharrukin on July 29, 2010 at 5:42 PM

Ever have a dream like that, that’s so crazy you wake up wondering what you possibly could have experienced during the day to generate something so preposterous? I’ve had a lot of them lately.

Cut back on the ‘shrooms, or blogging, or both.

BobMbx on July 29, 2010 at 5:43 PM

We gon’ tell the bigots to shut up.

aengus on July 29, 2010 at 5:43 PM

Could it be simpler?

Y-not on July 29, 2010 at 5:35 PM

It isn’t complicated. We don’t need new laws or “reform.” We need politicians who respect the citizenry of our country.

Instead, we have mealy mouthed jerks like Lindsay, Mac, Bush and all Dems who are simply interested in buying a voting block with OUR money.

Debating this is insane. Enforce our laws. Tell Calderone to FO. Build a fence. Tell Barry to get stuffed, and let’s get on with taking care of our own.

Illegal is illegal. Anyone who wants to be a US citizen can be one, and they can do it through the proper channels – like millions of others.

This is a stupid, stupid, unnecessary discussion. The only reason we keep running around in circles is because the pols. Screw them.

Cody1991 on July 29, 2010 at 5:43 PM

Lucy-”Here, I’ll hold the football again and you try to kick it. You can trust me this time.”

a capella on July 29, 2010 at 5:44 PM

How hard is it to say that a child born in the United States is seen by the United States as a member of the country from which it’s parents are citizens?

I see where if the parents are of multiple citizenship confusion would set in, but how often does that happen?

Sponge on July 29, 2010 at 5:44 PM

It’s also surprising considering most US politicians want to be Vichy governors for our new illegal immigrant voting bloc majorities.

joeindc44 on July 29, 2010 at 5:47 PM

I’ll believe it when I see it. Grahamnesty’s got one hell of a long row to hoe to get people to buy that he’s serious about this.

However, if he IS serious… then he’s right, and if he has the brass to really go for it, then good on him. Birthright citizenship is a racket and no other civilized country allows it. it’s just stupid.

CantCureStupid on July 29, 2010 at 5:49 PM

Is Bammie going around Congress and secretly planning a de facto amnesty?

Secret Amnesty?

slickwillie2001 on July 29, 2010 at 5:50 PM

You mean to say that you can enter a country illegally, then give birth to a baby and the child automatically becomes a citizen? Seriously? What kind of a damn fool country is that?

Basilsbest on July 29, 2010 at 5:50 PM

A very notable and current Senator proposed his own “Comprehensive Immigration” bill in 1993 that did exactly this!!!

The bill was strict law enforcement, no amnesty, no DREAM Act, and had an END TO BIRTHRIGHT CITIZENSHIP!!

Make your bar bets on who the famous Senator is.

From his press release of 1993 (written by Tom Tancredo???):

“Sen. ??? D-??.) today introduced the first and only comprehensive immigration reform bill in Congress.”

fred5678 on July 29, 2010 at 5:52 PM

xler8bmw on July 29, 2010 at 5:33 PM

Duly noted. And George Will had some thoughts on the subject in March, that some on this thread might wish to look at.

Barnestormer on July 29, 2010 at 6:02 PM

The Great Compromiser may have surmised that any compromise now requires enforcement measures above and beyond merely sealing the border or building the hugely popular fence

I think this is probably true.

Terrye on July 29, 2010 at 6:04 PM

I have to assume someone hears footsteps.

Cindy Munford on July 29, 2010 at 6:06 PM

So the stuff where he could actually make a difference, like stopping Kagen from even getting out of committee, he’s with the Dems. But, stuff that has no chance of getting anywhere, like changing the constitution to put a dent in the anchor babies nightmare, why sure, no problem, we can count on his vote.

Anon Y. Mous on July 29, 2010 at 6:08 PM

…The logical first step for correcting the problem is for Congress to adopt legislation clarifying the meaning of the 14th amendment.

xler8bmw on July 29, 2010 at 5:33 PM

This step was introduced in 1993. Unfortunately, the current Majority Leader wasn’t the Majority Leader at that time.

fred5678 on July 29, 2010 at 6:10 PM

Duly noted. And George Will had some thoughts on the subject in March, that some on this thread might wish to look at.

Barnestormer on July 29, 2010 at 6:02 PM

And voters are beginning to recognize this bullsh!t for what it is. ANY Senator can “propose” ANYTHING that the know doesn’t have a chance in an effort to hide who they really are. The PROOF is HOW THEY VOTED on critical issues.

No more red herrings.

CC

CapedConservative on July 29, 2010 at 6:10 PM

Is Bammie going around Congress and secretly planning a de facto amnesty?

Secret Amnesty?

slickwillie2001 on July 29, 2010 at 5:50 PM

This is a bit more than a rumor. It wouldn’t be the first time the Dems have done this sort of thing.

Cody1991 on July 29, 2010 at 6:12 PM

It’s real. Obama’s administration’s memo about mass amnesty by executive order.

Get on it, make your calls and send your FAXes.

fred5678 on July 29, 2010 at 6:14 PM

It’s real. Obama’s administration’s memo about mass amnesty by executive order.

Get on it, make your calls and send your FAXes.

fred5678 on July 29, 2010 at 6:14 PM

Hmmmm…. I think that would bring about exactly the reaction (justifiably) they have been pushing harder and harder for…..

CC

CapedConservative on July 29, 2010 at 6:16 PM

Children of foreign diplomats born while their parents are visiting the United States do not automatically become U.S citizens. Why the double standard with regard to illegals?

bannedbyhuffpo on July 29, 2010 at 6:18 PM

Another ObaMao end-run around the legislators? Here is information re the amnesty memo floating around via immigration services: http://corner.nationalreview.com/post/?q=NTk3Y2EwODQxMTBlOTE4MmI3MzUwZjBkNjkzODBhMGY=

onlineanalyst on July 29, 2010 at 6:18 PM

Lucy-”Here, I’ll hold the football again and you try to kick it. You can trust me this time.”

a capella on July 29, 2010 at 5:44 PM

perfect

cmsinaz on July 29, 2010 at 6:19 PM

CapedConservative on July 29, 2010 at 6:10 PM

Senator Will undoubtedly humbled by your cogency.

Barnestormer on July 29, 2010 at 6:21 PM

It’s obvious. Graham’s tendencies are toward conservatism…but he’s always open for a bribe to change his mind! Bear in mind, that as of 2000, nearly $3 trillion is in deposits in tax haven banks offshore anonymously. This is far too much to be accounted for by just publicly-known rich people, and even assuming a huge amount hidden by drug dealers and the like. I’m guessing politicians are selling far more than just their souls in DC.

stonemeister on July 29, 2010 at 6:29 PM

Hey Allah, did you eat some peanut butter or yogurt before you went to bed? Sometimes that causes me bizarre dreams.

azkag on July 29, 2010 at 6:35 PM

Two conclusions after being astonished:

1) He finally decided it was time to grow a pair, so he planted some in his backyard;

2) He has been taken over by the Lizard People. The only way to know, is to deconstruct the tape to check his eyes and teeth *tin foil hat off*

ProudPalinFan on July 29, 2010 at 6:36 PM

The Hopey/Changey Effect!!!!!!!!!!!!!

canopfor on July 29, 2010 at 6:36 PM

Graham’s tendencies are toward conservatism

stonemeister on July 29, 2010 at 6:29 PM

Since when? His tendencies are towards liberalism, but he needs to make a pretense of conservatism to get elected as he is running under the GOP sticker. He could easily switch to the blue dog Democrats and you wouldn’t notice a difference.

sharrukin on July 29, 2010 at 6:38 PM

I saw this live and couldn’t believe it either. It’s so out of the blue (especially for Grahamnesty. Arizona is going to pass such a law next year, so maybe he’s just trying to get out in front of the whole thing.

SouthernGent on July 29, 2010 at 4:59 PM

I did too and was a equally flabbergasted as Greta. I went and got the q-tips and swimmers ear to make sure my ears were working properly and watched it again. It was Twilight Zone night on Greta.

lizzie beth on July 29, 2010 at 6:40 PM

It’s cheap support from him. He realizes that it can’t be done by statute alone, because the Supreme Court is not going to change their current interpretation of the 14th amendment. It will have to be done by constitution amendment, and that will take a decade, at least, if you’re lucky.

RBMN on July 29, 2010 at 5:07 PM

Yeaahh, WWSSD?

ProudPalinFan on July 29, 2010 at 6:41 PM

So because the federal govt wont enforce the border and is even suing a border State for daring to take up the slack we now have a illegal immigration problem through which many illegals are abusing the 14th Amendment (which grants citizenship to any child born in the United States). How about instead of taking away or greatly amending an essential Right we enforce the damn border so it wont be an issue in the first damn place? I guess that would make too much f’n sense and therefore makes me a bigot and racist for even suggesting it. This is a desperate move from a Republican who is a big amnesty proponent and I hope it doesn’t gain any traction and costs him his re-election bid.

Yakko77 on July 29, 2010 at 6:45 PM

This can not be real. Even if it is, Grahmnesty needs to go.

antisocial on July 29, 2010 at 7:01 PM

Easy now Grahamnasty is a media whore just like his rump buddy Juan McCain! Its hard to get your mug on TV today with Pinnochio the Dear Reader and the corruptocrat Dims hoggin all the airtime.

Next he’ll be sayin Drill Sweethaert drill!

Also don’t these a$$ face clowns have to go home for a few weeks?
Maybe he wants to have some pizza without gettin run outta the pizza parlour a la Ben Nelson traitor D NE

Whooo Hooo this just in Sarah just passed 2 Million fans on facebook. You go girl!

dhunter on July 29, 2010 at 7:11 PM

Graham is simply trying to muck up the debate by tossing in something that is too far-fetched and over-the-top(at this point in time).

He is working hard to take the focus away from border control(something him and McCain detest), even though he pretends to advocate it. He knows that if he convolutes the Right’s position, there is a good chance of nothing getting passed (he and his buddy McCain’s goal).

nottakingsides on July 29, 2010 at 7:18 PM

Let’s end Graham’s birthright citizenship and kick is milquetoast behind out of the country.

JimP on July 29, 2010 at 7:22 PM

Children of foreign diplomats born while their parents are visiting the United States do not automatically become U.S citizens. Why the double standard with regard to illegals?

My guess…

Although foreign diplomats obviously don’t spend 100% of their time in their diplomatic compounds, I believe those are considered the ‘soil’ of the foreign state in question. So I would guess that the foreign diplomats’ “residence” is attributed to their assigned diplomatic compound… not “U.S. soil” in the traditional sense.

Y-not on July 29, 2010 at 7:36 PM

Good idea, but I distrust THIS messenger with this message…

Khun Joe on July 29, 2010 at 7:36 PM

GO

AWAY

RINO

angryed on July 29, 2010 at 8:15 PM

Children born of UN delegates while visiting the US do not gain US citizenship, and delegates are here legally.

Visiting tourist on proper visas bearing offspring on US soil do not gain US citizenship.

Why should illegal aliens gain automatic citizenship for their offspring? Makes no sense.

Dandapani on July 29, 2010 at 8:27 PM

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