there is a movement afoot to alter the 14th Amendment to get rid of birthright citizenship. Aside from the practical hurdles of amending the Constitution itself, this is just a really bad idea. The problem is not anchor babies. If I were poor and I could come to the U.S. to have my child in a clean, professionally staffed and equipped public hospital in this country where infant mortality is very, very low, I would. That is just common sense.
Rather the problem is not denying birthright citizenship, but perhaps curtailing the right of anchor babies to sponsor their
Are anchor babies a policy problem? The babies themselves aren't the problem, the fact that the U.S. does such a poor job policing immigration is.