ANCHOR BABIES: THE IRISH GOT IT RIGHT
By Frosty Wooldridge
August 24, 2009
Does this sound familiar? "Children born to foreign parents in Dublin maternity hospitals accounted for 25 per cent of total births this year,” according to Declan Keane, Master of the National Maternity Hospital. “This number is causing major problems.”
"We were stretched last year and the situation is even worse this year,” Dr. Keane said. “We have more and more patients and no resources to hire extra staff to look after them. That means cutting corners. If you cut corners then safety is an issue.”
"It is worth noting that very few immigrant parents are actually refugees or asylum-seekers and the majority are people who have come over here to have an Irish baby and Irish citizen," said Dr Keane.
A member of Fianna Fail, Ireland's Republican Party, appearing on television stating that "60% of all female asylum-seekers over the age of 16 arrive here pregnant."
Ireland is experiencing the same abuse of their immigration laws as the U.S. The difference is they choose to do something about it. In January 2003 the Irish Supreme Court ruled in a landmark decision by a 5-2 verdict that immigrant parents of an Irish born child could be deported. This was the first reversal of Ireland's liberal policy of granting residency and possibly citizenship to anyone who had a baby on the island, including illegal aliens. Deputy Prime Minister Mary Harney was encouraged by the courts decision, saying, “It will prevent others from coming to Ireland to abuse our asylum process on the basis that they are pregnant."
It was common practice for non EU member nationals, mostly from Nigeria, to come to Ireland claiming political asylum. Many came pregnant. AP writer Shawn Pogatchnik writes, "While asylum applications frequently take years to complete, until now the birth of a child has resolved matters conclusively--with Irish citizenship for the infant and residency rights for the mother, usually followed by arrivals of more relatives."
Are you getting the picture? We are not alone in this fight. This is happening to every First World nation. Ireland has become a destination country, just like America. The difference is they recognized their liberal immigration laws were being trashed and put a stop to it.
By November 2001 asylum seekers had submitted 5,247 applications asking for permission to remain in the country on the basis of parenting an Irish citizen child. In 2002 residency was granted to 4000 asylum seekers based on giving birth to an Irish child, while another 10, 462 remained outstanding. In March 2002 the government of Ireland stated it "would oppose granting residency rights to the parents of Irish-born children in two cases, and may seek a constitutional referendum to end birthright citizenship."
They recognized the recent Supreme Court decision wasn't working. More and more asylum seekers and illegal aliens were arriving and they were not being deported. Irish hospitals were filling up with pregnant immigrant women.
In June 2004 the Irish people took action. They voted birthright citizenship out of existence. By an overwhelming success the Citizenship Referendum passed by 79.17% Yes and 20.83% No.
The Twenty Seventh-Amendment Bill of the Irish Constitution now reads:
1. Notwithstanding any other provision of this Constitution, a person born on the island of Ireland, which includes its islands and seas, who does not have, at the time of the birth of that person, at least one parent who is an Irish citizen or entitled to be an Irish citizen is not entitled to Irish citizenship or nationality, unless provided for by law.
2. This section shall not apply to persons born before the date of the enactment of this section.
Ireland is a parliamentary democracy and they take democracy seriously. The people decided. They experienced the usual whining and complaining by liberal groups that did not want to see this referendum succeed, but they rose above it. They did the right thing for their country. They put Ireland and its people first.
Ireland was the last of the 15 original EU countries to abolish birthright citizenship. They did not want to be seen as a back door to the European Union citizenship. No anchor babies plague Austria, Belgium, Denmark, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Italy, Luxembourg, Netherlands, Portugal, Spain, Sweden, Portugal, and the United Kingdom. The Irish got it right!
What does it mean for America with over 400,000 ‘anchor babies’ being fraudulently born in our country annually? Do American citizens like adding not only 400,000 welfare cases but the added 300,000 mothers that go with those babies? That’s 600,000 people sticking their straws into the public trough. Why is it that we become responsible for this financial nightmare when we’ve got over a million homeless Americans? How about our school systems clawing for money? How about our millions of Americans on food stamps? What about our Social Security system financing other countries like Mexico? Why does our Congress condone this growing ‘anchor baby’ nightmare? When does the insanity of this immigration nightmare end? When will you, as an American, raise your voice? If you’re Irish, raise your hand. If you’re just plain disgusted, do something today.
One illegal alien and pro-anchor baby scoffed at this series:
Frosty, the solution is simple: Whitey needs to get another job and
pay more taxes. We are not going ANYWHERE. With Sotomayor ensconced
in the Supreme Court, and more retirements coming, soon we will strike
down all racist laws and regulations. Our Obama has promised us amnesty
once he gets re-elected and has nothing to fear from the bigots and
racists. You can't blame us for procreating and gaming the system. If
anyone is to blame, it is the stupid crackers who are letting us take
over because they are too cowed by Political Correctness. I say this
because I know that I can get away with it. Americans are the laughingstock
of the world. Your fathers murdered, raped, pillaged, and plundered
to build this nation on stolen lands. Isn't it ironic that their descendants
are giving away all they killed for? In the meantime, just continue
forking over the tribute. We want more and more and will never be satisfied
until we suck this b*tch dry!” Cordially, Subcomandante Pedro
MeCHA Brown Berets Infiltration Brigades, LA, Alta CA Aztlan (Occupied CA)
Take action for H.R. 1868 by Georgia Congressman Nathan Deal:
1600 Pennsylvania Ave, NW
Washington, DC 20500
Switchboard for live listener: 202 456 1414
We must 'sour the milk.’ Bring out your points in the call. Also call your House reps and two senators:
America cannot support lawbreakers being given citizenship.
2. America must maintain our English language as primary, period.
3. America wants only legal immigrants who play by the rules, and speak English.
4. America's working poor deserve a chance at jobs taken by illegals.
5. America already has too many people. Support a 10 year moratorium on all immigration.
6. Americans must maintain our high-quality public schools for our children.
7. We can no longer tolerate 400,000 or more expensive birthright citizens (anchor babies) annually, that subtract from our own citizens.
8. Voluntary repatriation is a great thing; Attrition through enforcement by stopping their ability to wire money home, obtain rental housing and jobs will encourage early departure.
9. An amnesty failed in 1986 (gave more than 4 million free citizenship), and it will only be worse today. We're being displaced out of our jobs and out of our own country.
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