In 2019, nearly 400,000 anchor babies were born, which is more than 48 of the 50 states registered in live births.
President Trump has threatened to sign an Executive Order banning anchor babies possibly in 2021 (we can all only hope).
The legality of birthright citizenship is very much in question as the amendment to the constitution was to allow for the children of slaves to be US citizens after the Civil War ended in 1865.
In 2018, a study showed that about 300,000 anchor babies were born to illegal aliens each year.
And in addition, another 72,000 are born to foreign tourists in a process known as birth tourism, whereby women come to the United States from all over the globe so that their babies will have US citizenship.
The only two states with more births are California and Texas.
California residents deliver about 455,000 babies a year, while Texans deliver about 379,000 babies a year.
To date, the U.S. Supreme Court has never explicitly ruled that the U.S.-born children of illegal aliens must be granted automatic American citizenship, and a number of legal scholars dispute the idea.
Many leading conservative scholars argue the Citizenship Clause of the 14th Amendment does not provide mandatory birthright citizenship to the U.S.-born children of illegal aliens or noncitizens, as these children are not subject to U.S. jurisdiction as that language was understood when the 14th Amendment was ratified.
For more than a year, Trump has signaled that he has reviewed signing an executive order to end birthright citizenship, otherwise known as the “anchor baby policy.”
Today, there are at least 4.5 million anchor babies in the U.S. under 18-years-old, exceeding the annual roughly four million American babies born every year and costing American taxpayers about $2.4 billion every year to subsidize hospital costs.
Steven is a syndicated columnist for DavidJHarrisJr.com, The Range and other news websites. He is also an author, whose books can be found on Amazon.com. All enjoy a 5 star rating. They are A Walk Through the Willows, Melissa’s Song, The Tangled Web, Innocent, The Calculating Corpse and It’s All About me.