What is it with the GOP today. They're really starting to piss me off.
Rep. Duncan Hunter (R-CA) wants to start deporting American citizens.
Yep, you read that right. He wants to deport children born in America to illegal aliens. These so-called anchor babies are an economic drain, according to Hunter.
Hard to believe, I know. But here's video. (When, oh when, will the GOP understand the power of YouTube?)
Money quote is at the 2 minute mark.
Or if you can't wait:
Question: "Would you support deportation of natural born American citizens that are the children of illegal aliens?"
Hunter: "I would have to, yes."
In fact, he's one of 90 House Republicans who are sponsoring a bill to deny citizenship to these anchor babies unless one of their parents is a citizen. (Wonder who that one is really targeted at?)
What will we become if Hunter and his ilk win the day? We are a nation of immigrants. No one here can trace their ancestry to someone who didn't come from somewhere else except Native Americans. And technically, they're immigrants, too. They've just been here a mite longer having come across the Bering land bridge a few hundred thousand years ago.
The American Dream is an immigrants dream, at its heart. We need to remember that.
Give me your tired, your poor, Your huddled masses yearning to breathe free, The wretched refuse of your teeming shore. Send these, the homeless, tempest-tossed to me, I lift my lamp beside the golden door!"