Hunter: U.S.-born kids of illegal immigrants should be deported – Let’s Revisit the Birth Right Amendment Law


Posted on April 29, 2010

Hunter: U.S.-born kids of illegal immigrants should be deported

Critics say illegal immigrants are not “subject to the jurisdiction” of the United States and therefore their children should not be given citizenship. The Birthright Citizenship Act would require that at least one parent be a U.S. citizen, a legal permanent resident or an immigrant serving in the U.S. military.


Congressman Duncan D. Hunter

U.S. Rep. Duncan D. Hunter, R-El Cajon, told a tea party gathering in Ramona that he would support deporting the U.S. citizen children of illegal immigrants.

Hunter, who spoke before the group on Saturday, said he does not believe children born to illegal immigrant parents in the United States should get automatic citizenship, as is normally the case. Part of the event was videotaped and put on the website YouTube.

The comment, which was later confirmed by Hunter, was prompted by an audience member who asked Hunter whether he would have the U.S.-born children of illegal immigrants deported. Hunter said that illegal immigrants cost the state billions in education, jail and other programs.

“I would have to, yes,” Hunter answered. “And let me tell you why. You can say, ‘You are a mean guy. That’s not a humanitarian thing to do.’ We simply cannot afford what we’re doing right now. We just can’t afford it. California is going under.”

He added: “We’re not being mean. We’re just saying, ‘It takes more than just walking across the border to become an American citizen.’ It’s within our souls.”

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