Just How Does an Anchor Baby Anchor the Illegal Alien Parent?

Jan 18, 2011 Full story: www.cis.org

A reader asked: "Just what is the mechanism that allows an anchor baby to keep his or her illegal alien parents in the U.S.?"

There are four different mechanisms at work here, as my CIS colleague, Jon Feere, and I see it:

•the most obvious, and the least numerically significant, is the right of a 21-year-old citizen to petition for immigrant status for a non-citizen parent. By definition, this cannot happen until at least 21 years have passed.

•under some quite precise circumstances the presence of a U.S.-born child of an illegal alien, or a green card holder in trouble with the law, can cause a judge to grant legal status to an alien who would not get it otherwise.

•much more important is the hidden, undocumented, and uncounted influence of the presence of a U.S.-citizen child in the household of an illegal alien; officials are less likely to deport the parent of such a child than they are to deport an alien who is otherwise similar, but childless.

•the fourth mechanism may be more important than all the rest, and is the least susceptible to counting. This is the perception in the minds of the illegal alien parents, usually mothers, that somehow the presence of a U.S.-born baby will be helpful to parents in immigration proceedings. That thought process probably works, in most instances, without any detailed knowledge of the three mechanisms noted above.

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Speeders R Murderers

Denver, CO

#1 Jan 18, 2011
"""officials are less likely to deport the parent of such a child than they are to deport an alien who is otherwise similar, but childless. """

And why is that? Does the law say they should? Hell no - our officials are just a bunch of idiots and crooks. Illegals with anchor babies should be the first ones deported since the kid is gonna cost the taxpayers $150,000 in free k-12.

Level 5

Since: Jan 11

Milton, MA

#2 Jan 18, 2011
Speeders R Murderers wrote:
"""officials are less likely to deport the parent of such a child than they are to deport an alien who is otherwise similar, but childless. """
And why is that? Does the law say they should? Hell no - our officials are just a bunch of idiots and crooks. Illegals with anchor babies should be the first ones deported since the kid is gonna cost the taxpayers $150,000 in free k-12.
I agree. It'd be nice if there was a way to prioritize / expedite deporting illegals who have anchor babies. It would certainly save a lot of money in the long run. If we're lucky, the whole "anchor baby" fiasco will soon be addressed and the 14th amendment will be clarified.

“"Fortes Fortuna Juvat!!!”

Level 1

Since: Apr 09

Atlanta Georgia

#3 Jan 18, 2011
Here's the main...#1 factor in what separates OUR ancestors arriving BEFORE 1964 and those arriving AFTER 1964....THE "FOOD STAMP ACT OF 1964",That's what!!

You see prior to 1964,OUR ancestors could NOT just dodge the Immigration process,show up here,drop anchor(have a child) and through that child gain access to TAX PAYER FUNDED WELFARE and other Social Services!!!

Level 2

Since: Jan 11

El Paso, TX

#4 Jan 19, 2011
Deport the Illegal Alien and the Anchor Baby. Its time to stop fooling around with this Issue. Illegal Aliens will try any measure to twist and turn the 14th Amendment in their favor. The bottom line is they entered our country illegally and the 14th Amendment does not pretain to them. This is an infestation that has to be dealt with now.
Ann L Eagle

Watseka, IL

#5 Jan 19, 2011
Next theeng you greengos weel pass law that eet ok to murder all chicano!!! La Raza weel teach you. They expert terroreests.

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