Jeb Bush was campaigning here on the US-Mexico yesterday–probably to undo the damage of his “anchor baby” comment. The offensive term, used by the right-wing, refers to children of undocumented immigrants & suggests they have kids only to get them citizenship.
Showing that he’s as big a dope as his father & brother, he tried to save his ass by saying he used the term specifically for fraud, for “birth tourism” where pregnant women travel to the US to get citizenship for their unborn children. “Frankly,” he said, “it’s more related to Asian people coming into our country, having children in that organized effort taking advantage of a noble concept which is birthright citizenship.” So now it’s the Asian’s fault?
As an “anchor baby” myself, let me just say, heaven help America!