U.S. Republican Congressman Jeff Fortenberry of Nebraska has said he supports changes to the Constitution that would stop so called anchor babies. That’s when illegal immigrants come to America and have a child who is given automatic citizenship under the Constitution. He says punishing employers may also help with the problem of illegal immigration.
“A few CEOs going to jail would dry that up, you also have to combine that with streamlining certain legal immigration processes, I think taking a hard look at ending automatic birthright citizenship is an important component of future reform as well as foreign policy initiatives that would help decrease the pressure for economic migration that particularly comes from the south.”
Fortenberry says the Federal Government does have the right to ask state’s for assistance in carrying out immigration law.