Arizona Legislature Acts To Deny Citizenship To ‘Foreign Babies’
State Representative John Kavanagh is fed up with illegal immigrants crossing into this country, in part, just to have children with automatic citizenship.
“You can’t give out citizenship like a door prize,” said Kavanagh.
Kavanagh is of Irish-German decent, and his grandparents were given that door prize after getting off a boat at Ellis Island. But he says that’s different.
“First of all, my grandparents didn’t sneak through the back door. They came through the system. They filled out the paperwork. They were screened and accepted into this country,” said Kavanagh.
But the same-day citizenship that applied to immigrants seeking a better life back then doesn’t seem to apply today. Now, foreigners who apply wait years for citizenship, If ever approved at all.
But Kavanagh says that only reinforces his bill.
“All the more reason not to give these slots away to the children of line-jumpers,” said Kavanagh.
I don’t like the headline they put on this, even with the scare quotes.