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    Watching a series on the Constitution, with one episode focusing on the 14th amendment. One issue they briefly allude to is "anchor babies". I wonder how widespread the phenomenon is?

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    Huh. I'd never heard the term before, but a quick googling came up with the definition, including descriptions of the term as "pejorative" and "offensive".
    Like you, I wonder how common it really is. It sounds more like a subject of fear than something that would actually happen that much.

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    Agreed Rube!

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    It is relatively rare, compared to the overall U.S. birth rate. There been some controversy recently as to wealthy Chinese couples purposefully having their babies born in the U.S. so that the kids will enjoy both Chinese and U.S. citizenship. They might not like the attention eventually given to them by the IRS, though!

    http://money.cnn.com/2015/02/08/news...birth-tourism/

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    Quote Originally posted by Erictelevision View post
    Watching a series on the Constitution, with one episode focusing on the 14th amendment. One issue they briefly allude to is "anchor babies". I wonder how widespread the phenomenon is?
    Very. It is a major problem, especially in Texas and Arizona. http://www.cbsnews.com/news/illegal-...-your-expense/
    Political correctness will be the death of our country.

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