Undocumented youth unfazed by anti-immigrant GOP race

LOS ANGELES – Despite Donald Trump and other GOP presidential candidates’ anti-undocumented immigrant stances, some kababayans in Los Angeles are more committed than ever to their cause.

 

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  • HELLO
    21 August 2015 at 6:50 pm - Reply

    Hey Kababayans in Los Angeles how are you committed than ever to your cause? look we Americans don’ like illegal people in America, if you came to America the right way, ok with us Americans. Look people their are laws in America, it’s illegal to be in America if you didn’t come the right way. That’s ok because soon or later they’ll will find you and deport you out of America.

  • alex
    21 August 2015 at 8:38 pm - Reply

    Let them enjoy their limited stay in this country.

  • Filam
    22 August 2015 at 1:25 am - Reply

    Although she did it in her usual bombastic style and called everyone “stupid” if they didn’t know this, Ann Coulter did make a good case claiming anchor babies are not citizens and she explained why people think it’s true.

    Amendment 14 says, first sentence: “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.”

    Now strip the extraneous stuff and emphasize a few words:” ALL persons BORN or naturalized in the United States AND subject to the jurisdiction thereof, are citizens of the United States.

    The pro anchor baby side ignores the “AND subject to the jurisdiction thereof.” That means in order for anchor babies to be US citizens two qualifications have to be met: the location of the birth, and jurisdiction. Now “jurisdiction” is the stumbling point. National Review said jurisdiction meant “allegiance.” That argument doesn’t appear to hold up by itself (see below). They are not now or ever were synonymous.

    If the typical definition of jurisdiction is intended then the pro anchors win. But subject to the jurisdiction may well pertain only to LEGAL residents. It isn’t as though they aren’t subject to American law, but rather that they are citizens from other nations who broke the law to get here and therefore are not simply subject to American jurisdiction. A British subject is subject to the jurisdiction of the UK. In other words, “Here. “They’re yours.”

    Now Coulter goes on to make following case. A Supreme Court Decision Elk V WIlliams (not sure about this last name) ruled that the 14th Amendment did not pertain to American Indians because their allegiance was to their tribes not the government of the USA. It doesn’t say “except Indians” therefore it doesn’t have to say, “including children born to illegal aliens.”

    Then in 1924 Congress passed a law making American Indians American citizens. Therefore, according to Coulter, Congress has the right to pass laws that forbid anchor babies and she would probably cite Article 1 section 8 and the 5th section of Amendment 14.

    Why do we have anchor babies if the issue is, at best, undecided? William O. Douglas inserted a footnote into a SCOTUS decision stating his opinion that children born to illegals were US citizens. That’s why it is a footnote. It is not a Court ruling. But it’s been used to justify the concept.

    So the best way to resolve this is to get the Congress off its collective dead ass and pass a law that defines citizenship requirements as per Article I section 8. Don’t hold your breath.

  • Mario
    23 August 2015 at 7:44 pm - Reply

    365,000 anchor babies born this year, and there will be more next year or every year.You the hard working American/tax payer will pay for their education until they finish High School. How about other benefits like hospitalization, healthcare and other government benefits. Those Anchor babies,kids will be the major competitor of your grand children, children when they reaches 15-16 years old,that will be the starting age for a summer job, part time job or a full time job. Trump is correct let’s re-define the 14th Amendment. American babies first before Anchor babies.

    • JRB
      24 August 2015 at 9:05 am - Reply

      @Mario, your 100% right, we true Americans is going to have to take care of someone else kids that don’t belong in America at all. Their parents came to America illegal and now we have to take care of their kids? That’s wrong and that’s why the whites and blacks is piss-off with the illegal people here in America. Los Angeles your the dumping ground for illegal people from around the world? The FBI should go around Los Angeles and collect them all and ship their ass out of America? Donald Trump you got my “VOTE.”

  • Enigma
    24 August 2015 at 12:02 pm - Reply

    The 14th amendment specifically states that the children are the jurisdiction of the country the parents are from. The parents are here illegally, thus breaking our law and thus are criminal.

    If they are Mexican citizens or any other countries citizens and have their baby here a case could be made that the country of origin owes for the birth cost. That is only a small part of the cost.

    This whole concept reminds me of a Navy chow line. It always gets longer from the front. This is caused by those not waiting their turn or processing legally but taking short cuts and slipping in line.

  • filam
    25 August 2015 at 8:09 pm - Reply

    Enigma,
    I always wanted to be in the head of the navy chow line so I have
    First dibs on the gili gili

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