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Anchor Babies: No More U.S. Citizenship

Does it make sense to taxpayers for 400,000 pregnant mothers to break across America’s borders annually—and birth their babies into instant citizenship in the United States? Is it fair for American taxpayers to pay for those births in hospitals via the Emergency Medical Treatment and Active Labor Act (EMTALA)? Does it stand to reason that taxpayers must then pay for those children to enjoy 13 years of schooling at the expense of our children? Does anyone realize that the costs run into the bi

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Taranto on anchor babies

Taranto relies on some very old precedents for his argument below and that is a fairly weak strategy. Is the Dredd Scott precedent still binding, for instance? SCOTUS can reverse itself and if Congress passed a law interpreting the 14th Amendment as applying only to children of people who were legally in the USA, SCOTUS might well uphold that. Their rulings on the 14th can be so flexible that they ignore its words completely — as shown by the way that have upheld various “affirmative actio