Anchor Babies – How Much Does Doing Nothing Cost?

By Nate Jackson, 10-19-18, at the Patriot Post:

As another “caravan” of an estimated 4,000 illegals heads toward the U.S. — specially timed and weaponized by activists for the November elections — House Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy (R-CA) has introduced the “Build the Wall, Enforce the Law Act,” which would provide $23.4 billion to construct a border wall, including $5.5 billion that would be available immediately. McCarthy said, “For decades, America’s inability to secure our borders and stop illegal immigration has encouraged millions to undertake a dangerous journey to come here in violation of our laws and created huge loopholes in the legal channels we use to welcome immigrants to our country.”

When the nation is staring down its largest budget deficit since 2012, the wall may seem extraneous. But how much does doing nothing cost?

A recent report from the Center for Immigration Studies indicates that one-fifth of all births in the U.S. are to immigrants, and a sizable number of those are to mothers here illegally. The report’s authors, CIS Research Director Steven A. Camarota, Demographer Karen Zeigler, and analyst Jason Richwine, write, “Our best estimate is that legal immigrants accounted for 12.4 percent — 494,000 — of all births, and illegal immigrants accounted for 7.5 percent — 297,000.”

Those children become American citizens regardless of immigration status because of the widespread misinterpretation of the 14th Amendment. And many of their births are payed for by American taxpayers. “Medicaid will pay for a delivery in almost all cases if the mother is uninsured or has a low income, though some mothers without insurance may not even realize the program has paid health care providers,” the CIS report indicates. “Illegal immigrants and most new legal immigrants are ineligible for Medicaid, but the program will still cover the cost of delivery and post-partum care for these mothers for at least a few months.”

CIS puts the price tag for these births at “roughly $5.3 billion — $2.4 billion of which is for illegal immigrants.” Not to mention the fact illegal immigration as a whole costs upwards of $300 billion annually.

That kind of puts the wall in perspective.

So while the Leftmedia is focused on the caravan, the real problem is far more interwoven into our system, and it will be much harder to solve.


First and foremost, let’s clarify that these guys aren’t coming here strictly for asylum – they’re coming here for the freebies and all the other handouts the Democrats generously bestow on them. If they truly wanted asylum, there are multiple embassies along their route where they could go for help before ever reaching our border.

Video from Telemundo shows the invaders breaking down the fence at the Mexico-Guatemala border:

Do you see any women in there? Children?

Then there’s this headline at Breitbart – “An illegal alien has been accused of raping a 72-year-old handicapped woman at a bus stop in Springfield, Missouri.”

How many more attacks will Americans have to endure before this invasion is stopped?

It will cost a fortune to stop this caravan, but would be money well spent, just as spending the money to build a wall would be well spent. It’s time to end this.

If I could be in charge for just one day, none of these countries would get one more dime in aid until they willingly and continuously cooperated with us to stop the illegal traffic.


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8 replies

  1. >>“…specially timed and weaponized by activists for the November elections…”

    If that’s true then we are dealing with some very politically stupid people because I can’t see how this looming invasion helps Democrats at all. Illegal immigration was Trump’s winning rallying call in 2016. This coming invasion is just a reminder of why we need Republicans who are strong on securing the border.

    I’ll never understand why the R’s don’t/won’t/can’t challenge the outrageous misinterpretation of the 14th Amendment. The notion that anyone can sneak into our nation illegally and give birth to a child who then becomes a citizen is nothing short of bizarre, and yet that’s our official policy. We need a wall, we need an army on the border and we need mass deportations. Enough is enough.


    • The Rs don’t challenge the misinterpretation of the 14th Amendment because:

      1) No backbone
      2) Too many of them ‘want to get along’
      3) Process too complicated to fight for it
      4) All of the above

      It’s more of a distraction than it is help to either side, unless seeing another bill being introduced is helpful. It’s only helpful if it makes it into law and the money actually gets spent on the wall.


  2. The 14th only gives citizenship to those born here “subject to the jurisdiction”, so those not here legally don’t get to have citizen babies, period.


  3. The cost is truly larger to care for these illegals than to build the WALL!

    I’ve seen reports that these people have been paid to immigrate, that Soros has a hand in this, and you KNOW this didn’t happen without organizers.

    The WALL is the most important first step in immigration we could do. I love the ‘no more aid’ to these countries. And I read the article about ISIS members in Guatemala. Of course they have illegally immigrated here….


  4. 1) IMHO the ‘anchor babies’ is ridiculous and this needs to be dealt with when they get serious about correcting immigration law. I think that at least one parent needs to be a legal USA citizen for a child to be born with automatic citizenship.
    I’m hoping that big beautiful wall gets built ASAP.
    Now for my point 2, which isn’t really about anchor babies, but it is related to the coming ‘hoard’… If you can read Spanish, this article in a Guatemalan paper is interesting (100 ISIS members who were part of the hoard have been arrested… somehow I suspect there were more)

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    • Agreed, it is ridiculous and if we had more real conservatives in the House instead of so many RINOs I think that could have been settled long ago. If I recall, Paul Ryan and some of his ‘establishment’ pals were the problem in getting this done. We also had much the same problem in the Senate.

      For years, I’ve said we need more accountants in both houses who can look at the numbers realistically, instead of so many lawyers who know squat about money management.

      It’s not surprising that terrorists are within the hoards – it would be easy for them to blend in with the crowd until they get closer to the border, then break away and go off to another place to sneak in. With all the problems in Guatemala’s government, it’s hard to say if they were arrested or recruited. Here’s more info on their problems.

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      • Kathy, I suspect that you and I could agree that it’s too simple to say that all Republicans are good and all Democrats are evil, which seems to be a popular theme. I assume this because you pointed out those pesky RINOs…. Thus, I generally say it’s more of a liberal/conservative problem. That said, I voted solid red because even though a suspected RINO was involved, my goal is to get that wall built, which will save all sorts of money and prevent all kinds of problems and that RINO in question claims he is pro-wall… It better not be a lie.
        I agree that we need accountants, but IMHO not just any accountant would be an improvement. By this I mean that many corporate ones will use a cheaper part to save 5 cents because it will last as long as the warranty… IMHO we need the sort of accountant that is willing to build a strong, long-lasting product (government). A few months ago, a bridge that was under construction down in West Palm or thereabouts collapsed due to inferior grade concrete and I’ve always wondered if that was on purpose to save pennies… in point of fact, it cost several lives, so this is what I’m thinking of along with the fact that building infrastructure is a portion of what government does.

        BTW, thanks for the link!


      • Yes’m, we agree it’s not just a simple R vs D thing, it’s much grayer than that and the lines in the sand are fuzzy and squiggly. The problem is that the Rs seem to be more easily swayed as opposed to the Ds, who remain steadfast, however wrong they may be.

        Nope, none of those accountants that cut corners or buy cheaper grade materials and parts. We need staffs of them who can track expenses, find the waste and see where we’re putting money that would be better used in another area. Every department turns in their budget requests and continually ask for more each year just so they can get as much as they did the year before, yet we don’t have a good vision of how much they really need. A good starting place would be cutting back on all the deadbeat employees because there’s thousands of them.


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