|Pre-crime designation: Potential welfare recipent|
I have made a point about this before but once again I see coming up in the comments a pre-crime style type of charge against classes of immigrants.
The charge is that immigrants come here to have anchor babies who then go on welfare.
Notice the bizarre, horrific two steps taken here to make this charge against immigrants.
First is the charge that some of them are coming here to have anchor babies. The logic here by these immigrant haters is then that an entire class of presumably women of childbearing years must be stopped from entering the U.S., because some may attempt to have anchor babies. What a horrific movement toward pre-crime type charges against an entire class!
Then in their next step, the immigrant haters claim, before these children are even born or perhaps even conceived, that they will eventually seek out welfare benefits and therefore this must be prevented now. This is another horrific step toward pre-crime style claims against an entire class. And, I repeat a class that may include many who are not yet conceived.
Do we really want to take the United States to the level of using the state to start acting against people just because they are of a certain class and how they might act after they are born?
I am all for putting up a welfare wall and President Trump may be going in this direction, though I doubt he realizes it, by calling for the elimination of U.S. citizenship "rights" to newborns of immigrants. Let them, remain though, in the shadows, where they don't have to interact with government. And then let's start to move toward eliminating citizenship for the rest of us.