Fourteenth amendment causing Crisis in California
Section 1 of Amendment Fourteen states, “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.” This amendment is very relevant in this day and age as it grants American citizenship to children born of foreign parents. Massive amounts of people are taking advantage of this amendment; the issue is strangling California and has been for some time. The Fourteenth Amendment plays a large roll in California’s current crisis in over population, budget, education, and healthcare. Quality of life in California is being severely affected by the rights granted to illegal immigrant “anchor babies”. Our state, our schools, and our budget are growing weak and all are in crisis mainly because of this issue. Overpopulation lowers the quality of all of California’s state programs. Virtually one hundred percent of California’s population explosion is a result of a massive inflow of immigrants and births to immigrants. (http://www.wnd.com/index.php?pageId=19583) This is a populace that takes from the system but does not contribute to it; this creates a massive lack of balance. California has one of the largest minority populations in the United States at a time when it cannot afford to support that mass. Amendment Fourteen has permitted this growth and without reform, encourages it at an alarming rate further harming the current over population. The term anchor baby, although derogatory, refers to newborn immigrants who can later sponsor citizenship for their families. Each anchor baby granted citizenship under the amendment also grants welfare to illegal immigrant parents. At age twenty-one, the baby can sponsor immigration of a myriad of extended family increasing California’s ballooning population even more. The amendment needs reform in order to afford California a manageable populace and manageable state...
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