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During his prime time program on Fox News Channel, commentator Tucker Carlson said the practice of birthright citizenship undermines national security. Last month, the Center for Immigration Studies issued new findings that the practice of birthright citizenship results in approximately 400,000 children born to illegal aliens and tourists in the U.S. each year.

Carlson highlighted the issue just a few days after the Trump Administration's attack that killed Iranian Major General Qasem Soleimani who had been linked to hundreds of American deaths. Carlson said the practice of birthright citizenship allows children born in the United States to foreign spies to receive automatic citizenship.

Under current American law, every person born on our soil automatically becomes a citizen. It doesn’t matter if their parents are tourists to this country, or are here illegally, or are even spies seeking to undermine our country. Congress can change that law, obviously, but they don’t actually care so they won’t. What effect does it have?

Well, according to the Center for Immigration Studies, last year about 372,000 anchor babies were born in the United States. Their parents had no legal right to be here. Those children allow their parents though to qualify for a whole suite of welfare benefits and, of course, their parents will never be forced to leave the country. That’s just one of the many ways that America’s open borders have turned into a disaster for this country.

Birthright Citizenship

Updated: Thu, Jan 9th 2020 @ 1:32pm EST