Here is a nice article in the Jamaica Observer detailing how women there are coming to America to have "Jamerican" babies through what is known as 'Birth Tourism' - the practice of coming to American on a tourism visa with the sole intent of having their baby here - ensuring that their anchor babies entitle them to services at the expense of US taxpayers.
IN April 2003, Simone Headley, then eight months pregnant, packed up her husband and daughter and journeyed to a hospital in Georgia, United States, to give birth to her son.
The boy, now four, has a US passport and a Jamaican naturalisation certificate, and Headley says when he reaches college age, he will benefit from the host of scholarships offered to Americans.
This, she said, was her only reason for going through the trouble and expense of having her child in America.
The US 14th Amendment guarantees citizenship to anyone "born or naturalised in the United States and subject to the jurisdiction thereof ".
Unlike some countries in Europe and some in the Caribbean, once a child is born on US soil or in any of its territories, that child automatically obtains the citizenship status, and all the benefits that go along with it.
I'll stop right there for a minute. Is this the kind of "American citizens" that the authors of the 14th Amendment were thinking of when they wrote it? To give American citizenship to foreign women who fly into town to have a baby to receive social benefits at the expense of taxpayers and in the future allowing them to take opportunities away from American kids by applying for scholarships available only to US students?
Of course not! The 14th Amendment was to make citizens of the recent freed slaves back then, not so that foreign women could flood into this country and have a baby, qualify for benefits and then a week or two later return home.
Now for just about US$10,000, a Jamaican parent can ensure the "American Dream" for her offspring.
And, according to *Nordia Bennett, who had her daughter in Florida two years ago, the system of guaranteeing citizenship runs like a "black market drug operation" - involving doctors, family overseas and a wealth of planning to ensure its success.
They go so far as to feign shock when American doctors inform them that they are further along in their pregnancy. They also include their family members in this, I guess for the believability factor. A total known deception being played out in our country daily to steal our services and money - and all done with a smirk on their face.
"I wanted to spend at least two months with my baby after birth, so it wasn't possible for me to leave Jamaica until three weeks before my due date. The doctor wrote that I was 33 weeks and I got to travel."
The next people in the plan were her relatives overseas, who made the relevant doctor's appointments, and played into the "shock" factor when doctors there discovered that she was actually 37 weeks along.
"I know that they probably wondered how Jamaican doctors could get the information so wrong, so I just played along and pretended that I was shocked too that I was actually just three weeks away from having my baby," she said.
The article continues with the other goodies that their new "American" child will get...
"Many times you can benefit from social programmes without even living there if you know how to play your cards right," said *Ebony Myers, who has a six-year-old Philadelphia-born son.
"They offer you help - like the food stamps we used to have here - with food and formula until the child is about five," she said, explaining the Women Infant and Children(WIC) programme available to children born in the US. "You need a US address to access it, but that's just for the initial application. After that you get your benefits, at least as long as you're in the States."
Children born there also benefit from state medical insurance, and have the option of American schools and colleges when they're older.
I've heard countless times by illegal alien supporters and those in favor of continuing this anchor baby raping of our land that this is all just overblown hogwash, but nothing could be further from the truth. These operations have been going on for decades and it's time for them to end.
American Citizenship is not just a piece of paper. It is a belief and a culture. Allowing this type of stuff to continue will not help our country in any way, shape or form.