Published Date:  

2011-04-05 04:00

Public Description:  

S. 723, Birthright Citizenship Act of 2011, would end the process of granting automatic citizenship to the U.S.-born children of illegal aliens. This would put an end to a major source of U.S. population growth and remove an incentive for illegal immigration. It has been, and is currently, U.S. policy to automatically grant U.S. citizenship to the babies born to illegal aliens in the United States -- some 300,000 to 350,000 a year according to a spring 2005 article in the Journal of American Physicians and Surgeons. Not only do these births represent additional U.S. population growth, but because the babies of illegal aliens are U.S. citizens, they can then act as 'anchors' to eventually pull a large number of extended family members into the country legally.

NumbersUSA's Position:  

Support
Sponsored by:  Sen. David Vitter [R-LA] in the 112th congress

Bill Number:  

S. 723

Chamber:  

Senate

Grade Categories:  

Reduce Anchor Baby Citizenship