Children Born in the U.S. to Illegal Immigrants Should NOT Become American Citizens

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Illegal or Legal Children

Children born in the U.S. to illegal immigrants should not become U.S. citizens.
Many pregnant immigrant women are illegally coming into the country just to have their babies. These women get free medical attention for themselves and the baby. This is costing the U.S. millions of dollars every year. It’s time to end the policy that illegal immigrant mothers can stay in the U.S. just because she has given birth to a child that is now a citizen. These mothers cross the border illegally and they really have no consequences. They are breaking the law and should be punished for it. The presence of a U.S.-born child should not be used as an excuse not to enforce the law. In the U.S. there are between
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citizen. Without having a job she either has to obtain one illegally or get on welfare. The government will provide low income housing, food stamps and free medical attention for her baby. About $500 million is now spent each year on providing the assistance, according to state officials. Not only are we providing for the child we are also providing for the mother as well. Diversity contributes to cultural enrichment. Many people support the law that children born to illegal immigrants should have citizenship. The children are citizens by law according to the 14th amendment. This states all citizens born in the U.S. have citizenship. The children born to illegal immigrants should have a right to have a good life free from poverty and a good education. They are U.S. citizens according to the law. In many aspects it is okay for that child to receive government assistance. I think the laws are unfair to these children. The child should have a right to pursue his life as an American citizen. Many people want us to believe that by punishing children, our nation's immigration problems will somehow magically disappear. Unfortunately, absolutely no evidence exists that supports these claims. Families must choose between splitting up, resulting in more single parent households and psychological and financial hardship, or forcing their U.S. citizen children into deportation with them. These American children may have to start over
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