At approximately 1:40 pm, Rep. Nancy Pelosi will hand over the gavel to House Speaker-elect John Boehner.
House Republicans are getting off to a quick start. They have posted online a bill to repeal President Obama's signature legislative accomplishment, health care reform. The House will vote on the “Repealing the Job-Killing Health Care Law Act” on Jan. 12.
Also today, a coalition of state lawmakers will open a new front in the war to “eliminate all economic attractions and incentives that continue to lure illegal aliens across America’s unsecured borders.”
State Legislators for Legal Immigration will unveil model legislation to “halt the misapplication of the 14th Amendment.” They propose to deny automatic citizenship to American-born children of illegal immigrants. The concern is that birthright citizenship is an incentive for foreign nationals to flout the rule of law in the hope that their anchor babies will give them a foothold on legal residency.
SLLI founder Pennsylvania state Rep. Daryl Metcalfe is spearheading the national initiative. He will be joined by legislators from across the country and constitutional scholars, including Kansas Secretary of State-elect Kris Kobach, who helped draft Arizona SB 1070.
The yet-to-be-unveiled proposal is called “unworkable and divisive.” They say, presumably with a straight face, that “if enacted, they would place huge burdens on American citizens and create a giant new bureaucracy.”
Hello. Hola. Illegal alien mothers and their anchor babies already place an unfair burden on American citizens.The Federation for American Immigration Reform estimates that 363,000 anchor babies are born yearly in the U.S., costing American taxpayers billions of dollars annually.
For more info, visit State Legislators for Legal Immigration.
UPDATE: Rep. Steve King, incoming chairman of the House Subcommittee on Immigration Policy and Enforcement Committee, has introduced a bill, H.R. 140, which would amend section 301 of the Immigration and Nationality Act and end birthright citizenship.