Of course I've highlighted on this blog about a year ago, just how racial profiling has backfired, leading to the deportation of actual American citizens, who just happen to be a certain shade of color [read it here]. That said, checkout what Republican Congressman, Duncan Hunter had to say at a Tea Party event last weekend:
SAN DIEGO (AP)-- Rep. Duncan Hunter said he would support deporting U.S.-born children of illegal immigrants, adding that "it takes more than walking across the border to be an American citizen."Well I'm all about keeping families together and all. But to "deport" children who are U.S. born citizens with their "illegal immigrant" parents as part of a solution? You know, because "it takes more than walking across the border to become an American citizen." Really? Well see there's this old piece of paper with a bunch of words written on it called the Constitution? Yeah, and in it there's a section called the 14th amendment? Uh-huh, yeah, that section explicitly guarantees citizenship to anyone born in the United States.
The San Diego-area Republican congressman spoke Saturday at a video recorded tea party rally in Ramona. Hunter was asked by someone in the crowd if he backed deporting natural-born American citizens who are the children of illegal immigrants.
"I would have to, yes," Hunter said.
Hunter said in the video that some of his critics believe his stance is mean-spirited.
"And we're not being mean. We're just saying it takes more than walking across the border to become an American citizen," he said. "It's what's in our souls."
Also from The Huffington Post:
Hunter also supports a House bill that calls for the elimination of automatic birthright citizenship for children born to undocumented immigrants. It is unclear whether the bill would be constitutional.So yeah, let's amend or bend the rules a bit now, and say, "because your parents are 'illegal aliens', no matter if you're born here, and only because you're brown, we have the right to kick you out and, well, just kick you out of the country." Yep, expatriation, that's the ticket!
I think it's really funny that none of this ever came up before now. Hell, it's too bad those Native Americans didn't know how to read a dictionary back in the days. But then again, they were less than human and didn't have souls. I'm just sayin', I'm sure they would like to have their country back too.