Honestly, I thought that our politics could not get worse, and suddenly there appears this attack on birthright citizenship and the introduction into popular use of the hideous term “anchor babies”: children whom illegal immigrants have for the alleged purpose of “anchoring” themselves to American rights and the welfare state.
Particularly depressing is that the idea of repealing the 14th Amendment’s guarantee of citizenship to “all persons born or naturalized in the United States” was given momentum by one of the nation’s most reasonable conservatives.
“People come here to have babies,” said Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-S.C.). “They come here to drop a child. It’s called, ‘drop and leave.’ To have a child in America, they cross the border, they go to the emergency room, have a child, and that child’s automatically an American citizen. That shouldn’t be the case. That attracts people here for all the wrong reasons.”
Drop a child? How can a strong believer in the right to life use such a phrase?