Rand Paul (Ky.) and David Vitter (La.) have introduced legislation to prevent anchor babies. Currently, any child born in the U.S. is a citizen, even if the parents just crossed the border illegally for the birth.
(The Hill) — Two Republican senators are introducing a resolution that would end the constitutional right to citizenship that comes with being born on U.S. soil.
Rand Paul (Ky.) and David Vitter (La.) are introducing a resolution this week that would amend the Constitution so that a person born in the United States could only become an American citizen if one or more of his or her parents is an legal citizen, legal immigrant, or member of the armed forces, according to a joint press release Thursday.
Vitter said the legislation would help reduce illegal immigration.