Radical Republicans have run amok and this time their enemy is not Socialism nor a president who was born in a gorilla camp in Africa, but the Constitution of the United States of America. Republican senators intend to conduct hearings in an effort to over-turn the 14th Amendment to the Constitution which states anyone born in the USA is automatically a citizen. According to Senator Lindsay Graham, “birthright citizenship is a mistake. People come here to have babies. 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 is automatically an American citizen.” Republican Senator John Kyle argues “if both parents are here illegally, should there be a reward for their illegal behavior?”
As a child of immigrants who came from southern and eastern Europe during the period, 1890-1920, I am aware a high percent came to this country in order that their children have the benefits of being an American. Of course, neither Graham nor Kyle recognize immigrants have been going back and forth across the border to Canada for over 200 years, and, as far as I know, there were no border patrols to check if they were legal immigrants. Children of illegal immigrants have served in the armed forces, they are Americans. The sad aspect of current Republican sponsored hysteria is realization they will trample children in their quest for votes.
Oh, how come Republicans never introduced any legislation concerning illegal immigrants when they had control of Congress and the president was a Republican?