Tales from the Trail

Republicans target birthright citizenship for illegal immigrants’ children

August 4, 2010

Fresh from a bitter row over Arizona’s tough crackdown on illegal immigrants, top Republican lawmakers in the U.S. Congress are pushing to review a constitutional amendment that grants automatic birthright citizenship to anyone born in the United States.

Arizona immigration law author now targets “anchor babies”

May 26, 2010

Fresh from authoring a controversial¬†crackdown on illegal immigrants, Arizona Republican state Senator Russell Pearce is now seeking to push a measure to invalidate the citizenship of U.S.-born children of unauthorized migrants he calls “jackpot” or “anchor” babies.