But on Thursday, Roy Beck, founder and president of the anti-illegal immigration group NumbersUSA, said that he considers CCIR's proposals an example of "Christian utopianism."
"They seem to be saying that immigration laws are unchristian," Beck told Cybercast News Service. "It's unchristian to draw the line, to set limits, to say that some people can come in and some can't. We should have a world without borders."
U.S. House appropriators are deep in internal discussions over whether to praise (and fund) current enforcement efforts that are proving most effective in arresting illegal aliens and deterring future illegal immigration. Postponement of markup today on a DHS spending bill is probably a good sign.
The House Appropriations Committee has postponed its Wednesday afternoon (June 18) consideration of the DHS spending bill that will determine funding levels for immigration enforcement next year.
At Numbers USA, anti-illegal immigration think tank, the primary concern is the automatic citizenship offered to these children and, more indirectly, their parents. It says the 14th Amendment — essentially granting citizenship to any child born on American soil — is being misinterpreted to include the children of illegal immigrants.
The children, often referred to as "anchor babies,” provide an enticement for illegal immigration into the U.S, said Rosemary Jenks, director of government relations for the group.