by Brian Hayes | Top Right News
If Mexican President Enrique Peña Nieto’s wife gave birth in a Washington, D.C. hospital, no one would ever argue that the child was an American citizen.
Similarly, it is ludicrous to state that a Mexican citizen, such as the woman in the story below, who illegally swims across the Rio Grande in labor and gives birth in a Texas hospital, has sired an American citizen. But that’s what we currently do, because of a shameful perversion of the 14th Amendment.
Some inaccuracies in the video. It grossly underestimates the annual costs for U.S. taxpayers, and the impact on hospitals. Medicaid alone paid $2.2 billion last year to partially reimburse hospitals for unpaid illegal alien delivery bills, double the news report’s estimate.
And the amount not reimbursed to hospitals is in the tens of billions. A staggering 84 hospitals in California alone, have been forced to close their doors because of unpaid bills by illegal aliens. Hospitals which manage to remain open, pass the unpaid costs onto the rest of us, which translates into more out-of-pocket expenses and higher insurance premiums for Americans.
In fact at one hospital in Dallas…Parkland Memorial Hospital (yes, the same hospital where JFK died after his assassination in 1963), a staggering 70% of all babies born are to illegal aliens.
Nationally, 400,000 anchor babies a year — 1 in 10 of all births — are illegal alien offspring.
“Birthright citizenship” for illegal aliens is a perversion of the 14th Amendment, which was authored to ensure that children born to African slaves would be considered citizens, not enable unlawful invaders to abuse our system to ensure a lifetime of welfare and free social services.
It is a slap in the face of every legal immigrant. It is bankrupting our social services, schools and hospitals. It is insanity. It must end.