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Did We Just Agree With Jeb Bush?

Jeb Bush and Donald Trump have both caught fire from the liberal establishment media over use of the term “anchor babies” when referring to the children of illegal aliens and legal visitors from some countries who are born in the United States to take advantage of the current interpretation of the 14th Amendment conferring “birthright citizenship” upon any child born within the borders of the U.S. 

Jeb BushWe’d like to be able to agree with Jeb Bush when he gets something right, and his initial criticism of granting birthright citizenship to “anchor babies” certainly looked like an opportunity to agree with Bush on something important. 

And the anchor baby phenomenon is important. 

In recent months, Politico reports federal authorities have been increasingly scrutinizing “birth tourism,” which has been most recently tied to Chinese women who come to the United States and intend to return home with a child who has U.S. citizenship, which confers significant health care, education and civic benefits. 

In March, federal agents raided multiple locations in Southern California — part of an investigation that authorities say showed evidence of birth-tourism businesses specifically catering to the Chinese. The following month, the U.S. Attorney’s Office in the Central District of California charged 10 Chinese nationals with violating court orders in connection with a birth-tourism investigation. 

The Center for Immigration Studies, which advocates for stricter immigration policies, estimates there are about 36,000 so-called birth tourists per year — a number derived from Census figures that the organization acknowledges has several caveats. That total pales in comparison to the population of children born in the United States to illegal aliens, which back in 2008 totaled 340,000 babies, according to the Pew Hispanic Center and is probably higher now given the vast influx of illegal aliens receiving de facto amnesty under Obama. 

Of course, as befits the establishment Republican “frontrunner” Bush could not actually take his point about birth-tourism conferring “birthright citizenship” to its logical conclusion and oppose granting citizenship to the offspring of anyone here illegally. 

“What I was talking about was the specific case of fraud being committed where there’s organized efforts, and, frankly, it’s more related to Asian people coming into our country having children,” Bush said Monday in the border town of McAllen, Texas. 

After his “Asian people” remark drew incoming fire from the media and Democrats Bush again tried to explain his comments during a campaign swing Tuesday in Englewood, Colorado, saying he was referring to a “very narrow-casted system of fraud.” He also stressed that he supports birthright citizenship — a pro-illegal alien stance that’s at odds with the views of the vast majority of conservative voters. 

So much for our thought that we might have something to agree on with Jeb Bush; every time we think we might be able to agree with Jeb on something it turns out we can’t – especially on the issue of immigration, because Bush can’t consistently agree with himself. 

Donald Trump quickly nailed Bush in a tweet – the now preferred communications media of his campaign, “In a clumsy move to get out of his ‘anchor babies’ dilemma, where he signed that he would not use the term and now uses it, he blamed ASIANS,” Trump taunted Bush on Twitter. “Asians are very offended that JEB said that anchor babies applies to them as a way to be more politically correct to hispanics. A mess!” 

Trump has a knack for getting right to the heart of establishment Republican hypocrisy, and especially Jeb Bush hypocrisy, and his point about Bush differentiating between Asian anchor babies and Hispanic anchor babies is right on target, because there is no differentiation. 

Wealthy Asians, particularly Chinese, and poor Latin Americans make a point of having children in the United States for the same reason; to access the benefits American citizenship confers upon their children. 

So Jeb Bush’s distinction between the two groups makes no sense, logically. But it does prove a point we’ve made before. And that is that Jeb is a “gringo aplatanado,” or American who has “gone native” and adopted Latin American culture as his own. 

From identifying himself as “Hispanic” on a voter registration form, to his refusal to acknowledge that the same argument against granting birthright citizenship to the offspring of birth-tourists applies to the offspring of illegal aliens Jeb Bush just can’t bring himself to fight for the sovereignty of the United States, the quality of life of America’s hard-pressed working citizens and the preservation of American exceptionalism.

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Slow Talk'n Jeb

I know that Jeb is not a complete idiot but he has grown up and stayed among the elites of government, his uptake is slow and predictable and the government box is where he feels safe..he is a bureaucrat pure and simple and will die the same....It is why he is driving away support and his full time government family is not helping..they all like bigger thriving government when the country is just sick and tired of the waste and abuse and this run amuck WH keeps sticking their finger in the eye of the voters and tax payers and the elected reps are more deaf than a boulder without a home....it is why he is such a easy slow moving target for the "D" and why Jeb should not be the one to run the show...

Anchor Babies

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