Immigration
Family is a universal concept: everywhere we go we see happy families with excessive members or even those excited "soon-to-be" families with a newborn on the way. But what if I were to tell you that in 2008, out of these "soon-to-be"mothers "eight percent...we're illegal aliens" (502)? Our founding fathers would encourage us to welcome these "aliens" as they had accepted those wanting to experience democracy and escape from tyrannical rule, however most U.S. "natives" nowadays would be anything but welcoming. As Americans, we pride ourselves on our democratic values such as equality for all citizens no matter what race or religion: like the song says, "this land is your land, this land is my land... This land was made for you and me!" Although, recently these American ideals have been struck down by activists who disagree completely. Our American value to accept all people should apply in all cases, including immigration. Kevin Clarke uses his article, "Born in the U.S.A.", to speak out against these activists and defend these sacred ideals we Americans know and love. The 14th amendment grants "instant citizenship on any person born in the United States" meaning illegal immigrants can technically conceive a legal baby, or an "anchor baby", which should not be a problem in consideration to American values, but somehow is to some (Clarke 501). These anchor-baby prohibitionists are more worried with "socio-economic uncertainty" that they have neglected to acknowledge these children as human beings who may as well become important Americans of their generation (Clarke 501). After all, unless we are pure Native American, we share the blood of immigrants from all over the world and if our ancestors hadn't been able to become citizens, we wouldn't be here today; yet "nativist impulses" are "now unironically adopted by the children and grandchildren of immigrants", otherwise known as these 14th amendment repealers (Clarke 501). Like

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