Harry Reid 1993: 'No Sane Country' Would Do Birthright Citizenship; 9-20-1993
Former Senator Harry Reid (D-NV) criticizes the status quo of birthright citizenship being granted to anchor babies during a long critique of the status quo of immigration - both lawful and unlawful -- into America on the Senate floor.
"If making it easy to be an illegal immigrant isn't enough, how about offering a reward for being an illegal immigrant? No sane country would do that, right? Guess again. If you break our laws by entering our country without permission to give birth to a child, we reward that child with U.S. citizenship and guarantee a full access to all public and social services this society provides, and that's a lot of services. Is it any wonder that two-thirds of the babies born at taxpayer expense in county-run hospitals in Los Angeles are born to illegal alien mothers?"