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Still, the debate could resonate in Texas, where not only 1.5 million illegal immigrants are estimated to reside but at least 60,000 babies are added to their households annually.
Originally posted by SunIsSon
reply to post by jam321
Their parents were NOT legal Americans, so therefore neither are their children. Those children were just born here, they are not Americans. Being American STANDS for something. A lot more than just being born on the territory by a criminal parent.
All persons born or naturalized in the United States, and subject to the jurisdiction thereof, are citizens of the United States and of the State wherein they reside.
Originally posted by Romantic_Rebel
Why do people get upset that Mexicans legal or not are having children here in the U.S. While other races do so as well.
The U.S. military services sign up about 8,000 foreign nationals annually, Carr said, and about 29,000 non-citizens serve in the U.S. military today. Non-citizen servicemembers normally possess a State Department-issued green card that authorizes them to live and work in the United States
Most of these women are believed to be in the country illegally.
Originally posted by jam321
reply to post by Lemon.Fresh
Guess one can say that when it is isn't projecting what they believe.
Does the government recognize these kids as Americans?
That's what counts.
Never been a big issue before, why now?