Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker told Fox News on Monday he supports building a wall along the U.S-Mexico border and ending birthright citizenship, echoing GOP frontrunner Donald Trump’s immigration plan.
“Earlier in the year, I was on ‘Fox News Sunday’ and laid out what I thought we should do, which is secure the border, which means build the wall, have the technology, have the personnel to make sure it’s safe and secure,” he said, building on remarks he made in March.
Walker also said he wanted to end birthright citizenship, echoing Trump’s immigration platform. Trump called for America to stop automatically granting U.S. citizenship to any child whose mother manages to break into the country and give birth.
“This remains the biggest magnet for illegal immigration,” he wrote in his highly-detailed immigration reform plans geared to serve the interests of Americans, instead of foreigners. “By a 2:1 margin, voters say it’s the wrong policy, including Sen. Harry Reid who said ‘no sane country’ would give automatic citizenship to the children of illegal immigrants.”
Foreigners with no affection or loyalty to America can use these children — “anchor babies,” in common parlance — to latch onto the social safety net and take advantage of one of the most valuable possessions in the world: U.S. citizenship.
Notorious Mexican drug lord El Chapo sent his wife, herself an anchor baby and daughter of another drug lord, to give birth to twins in California. In another example of an immigration success story, federal authorities knew exactly what El Chapo was planning but refused to stop his family form gaining a foothold in the U.S.
Thanks to Democratic Sen. Ted Kennedy’s Immigration and Nationality Act of 1965, El Chapo’s daughters will be able to petition for an unlimited number of relatives, real and fraudulent, to join them in the U.S. due to the law’s chain migration provisions. A fabulously wealthy clan of drug kingpins could easily work over U.S. immigration law to attain legal residence in the country, while milking the welfare state for all manner of benefits and tax credits. American citizens’ tax dollars would pay for the education of the cartel’s anchor babies.
Americans can also thank Supreme Court Justice William Brennan for writing the majority opinion in the Plyler v. Doe (1982) case letting Mexico send its pregnant cartel beauties across the border. The 5-4 ruling forbids schools from withholding taxpayer funding that would go towards educating illegal alien children — and Brennan tacked on a footnote that declared, “No plausible distinction with respect to Fourteenth Amendment ‘jurisdiction’ can be drawn between resident aliens whose entry into the United States was lawful, and resident aliens whose entry was unlawful,” as bestselling conservative author Ann Coulter pointed out.
The Fourteenth Amendment’s text: “All persons born or naturalized in the United States, and subject to the jurisdiction thereof, are citizens of the United States and of the State wherein they reside,” was, of course, meant to give American blacks citizenship after the Civil War. It’s been translated into allowing anyone in the world to con their way into U.S. citizenship with anchor babies and chain migration.
Nearly one in 10 babies in the U.S. are children of illegal aliens: Approximately 350,000 to 400,000 children automatically become U.S. citizens every year. Democrats use birthright citizenship as a means to change demographics rather than voters’ minds.
As Center for Immigration Studies legal policy analyst Jon Feere explained before Congress in April:
Under the immigration enforcement priorities of the Obama administration, illegal immigrants who give birth to U.S. citizens have become low priorities for deportation. Furthermore, the president’s DAPA program, the Deferred Action for Parents of Americans and Lawful Permanent Residents program, currently held up in court would provide benefits to illegal immigrants who gave birth here and allow them to ‘stay in the U.S. without fear of deportation.’ The broad interpretation of the Citizenship Clause forms the basis for these policies.
Some Republicans, led by Trump, appear as though they are beginning to grasp how immigration policy is used to loot the middle class and disenfranchise Republican voters.
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