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Is there a fight coming over Arizona and ‘Achor Babies” ?

Sometime in the fall Arizona may try to pass a law directly contrary to the US Constitution……

The law will restrict  hospital’s in Arizona from issuing birth certificates to children born in the hospital to parents who can’t prove American citizenship….

Such a law would clearly be unconstitutional….

But  Conservative  state Senator Russel Pierce thinks he can do it…..

Pierce is the leading author of State senate Bill 1070 due to go into effect in Arizona this summer directing local police to check ID during all lawful police stops…..

That law will challenged and probably will not stand…

But Pierce and Arizona Governor Jan Brewer have served notice on their feelings to the entire country……

“Anchor babies” isn’t a very endearing term, but in Arizona those are the words being used to tag children born in the U.S. to illegal immigrants. While not new, the term is increasingly part of the local vernacular because the primary authors of the nation’s toughest and most controversial immigration law are targeting these tots — the legal weights that anchor many undocumented aliens in the U.S. — for their next move.

Buoyed by recent public opinion polls suggesting they’re on the right track with illegal immigration, Arizona Republicans will likely introduce legislation this fall that would deny birth certificates to children born in Arizona — and thus American citizens according to the U.S. Constitution — to parents who are not legal U.S. citizens. The law largely is the brainchild of state Sen. Russell Pearce, a Republican whose suburban district, Mesa, is considered the conservative bastion of the Phoenix political scene. He is a leading architect of the Arizona law that sparked outrage throughout the country: Senate Bill 1070, which allows law enforcement officers to ask about someone’s immigration status during a traffic stop, detainment or arrest if reasonable suspicion exists — things like poor English skills, acting nervous or avoiding eye contact during a traffic stop.

But the likely new bill is for the kids. While SB 1070 essentially requires of-age migrants to have the proper citizenship paperwork, the potential “anchor baby” bill blocks the next generation from ever being able to obtain it. The idea is to make the citizenship process so difficult that illegal immigrants pull up the “anchor” and leave.



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  1. To my fellow Hispanics …who are nervous

    I hope you can disseminate this article and thwart the actions of those that wish to KICK you out of the USA


    Get tough policy on border would flood courts and jails

    Arizona is in a recession


    Timothy Peter Leal

    Comment by Timothy Leal | June 14, 2010 | Reply

  2. Another Mickey Mouse caper…..

    Comment by jamesb101 | June 14, 2010 | Reply

  3. Another Mickey Mouse caper…..

    what does that mean

    Comment by Timothy Leal | June 14, 2010 | Reply

  4. cartoonish…..

    Comment by jamesb101 | June 14, 2010 | Reply

  5. James B, I warned everyone that Arizona is heading into Mississippi territory: with violent racially-charged political rhetoric and now Latinos are going to suffer a backlash from whites the way African Americans suffered in the South.

    Latinos in AZ are the new N*****S and Brewer will likely sign the bill banning children of illegals from getting anything.

    Comment by Conservative Democrat | June 14, 2010 | Reply

    • Well CD …you are CORRECT!……It seems that the GOP is running AGAINST IMMIGRATION ON THE WHOLE out there……

      Never mind that these laws will get thrown out….

      Comment by jamesb101 | June 14, 2010 | Reply

  6. These anti-immigrant folks claim always claim they are just keeping in line with the Constitution and it’s founders–that it has nothing to do with their fear of a “browner” America.

    We can debate all day on what the founders would say about the current AZ immigration law but one thing is clear. They had NO problem with so called “anchor babies” in 1787 and for all these so called “Constitution lovers” to go after them now shows what hypocrites they are and what they are REALLY afraid of. I seriously doubt they’d enforce this rule if the parents were Irish or Dutch.

    Comment by Scott P | June 14, 2010 | Reply

  7. The founders were immigrants themselves several times removed….

    The spirt of this country has always been immigration!!!!

    Comment by jamesb101 | June 14, 2010 | Reply

  8. Scott P and James B, while the violent political rhetoric against Latinos will help Brewer in the short-term this year in the AZ governor’s race (she’ll be termed out anyway in 2014), it will come back to haunt the GOP in years down the road.

    Here in Texas, the TX GOP openly defied and told Governor Perry to “Go to Hell” by passing controversial platforms against illegal immigration and some inside the TX GOP are worried it will hurt their efforts in reaching out to Latino and minority voters.

    Perry, alongside Lieutenant Governor David Dewhurst (R) is also against the controversial AZ law in an election year where Latinos are a growing voting bloc.

    Comment by Conservative Democrat | June 14, 2010 | Reply

  9. I wrote about Bush here also who was against these immigration policies…

    Listen you said so here many times in the past…

    These people are playing on borrowed time….

    Birth rates and demographics are going to doom them to be wiped out….

    It is just a manner of time….

    You’re right also….The GOP is going to be relic out there when the tip over occurs….

    May I also say…of course some Latino’s will vote GOP……those will not be enough….

    Comment by jamesb101 | June 14, 2010 | Reply

  10. James B, Meg Whitman also took a hard RIGHT turn against immigration reform by referring to it as “Amnesty” good luck with that trying to convince Latinos in the fall.

    Jerry Brown wins with 56 percent in November.

    Comment by Conservative Democrat | June 14, 2010 | Reply

  11. anti-immigration gets the vote in the west…no doubt…..

    Comment by jamesb101 | June 14, 2010 | Reply

  12. James B, Brown will try to refer to Meg Whitman as Pete Wilson’s third term, which she really is.

    Keep an eye on the down-ballot CA statewide races in November:
    Lieutenant Governor
    Attorney General

    Comment by Conservative Democrat | June 14, 2010 | Reply

  13. If that’s the case….. then ….Go Jerry!

    Comment by jamesb101 | June 14, 2010 | Reply

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