Parker Griffith on Immigration
Close our borders; illegals cost us millions
Illegal immigration is costing our local governments, schools, and hospitals millions of dollars and must be addressed aggressively by our federal government. In Montgomery I co-sponsored the toughest illegal immigration bill this session.
In Congress, I will fight to see that our federal government responds to this crisis and works to close our borders to illegal aliens, drug trafficking, and possible terrorists.
Source: 2008 House campaign website griffithforcongress.com “Issues”
, Nov 4, 2008
End Birthright Citizenship; no more anchor babies.
Griffith signed H.R.1868
Amends the Immigration and Nationality Act to consider a person born in the United States "subject to the jurisdiction" of the United States for citizenship at birth purposes if the person is born in the United States of parents, one of whom is:Acknowledge the right of birthright citizenship established by section 1 of the 14th amendment to the Constitution, regarding a person born in the United States.
- a U.S. citizen or national;
- a lawful permanent resident alien whose residence is in the United States; or
- an alien performing active service in the U.S. Armed Forces.
The amendment made by subsection (a)(3) shall not be construed to affect the citizenship or nationality status of any person born before the date of the enactment of this Act.
[OnTheIssues note: This bill would change the existing interpretation of the 14th Amendment to the Constitution, which currently defines as a US citizen any person born within US territory. This bill intends to remove the right of illegal aliens to gain US citizenship by bearing children while in the country illegally; the issue is known by bill supporters as "anchor babies"]
Source: Birthright Citizenship Act 09-HR1868 on Apr 2, 2009
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