Famous Anchor Babies?
“Michele Bachmann railed against birthright citizenship at the GOP debate last night, the portion of the 14th Amendment that guarantees American citizenship to immigrants’ children born in the United States,” writes The Daily Best by way of introducing a photo gallery of “famous anchor babies.”
“[M]any celebrated Americans were born to foreigners. From Norah Jones to Nikki Haley, see photos.”
But there’s a problem with the photo gallery. These are all children of legal immigrants.
An “anchor baby” is a child born to illegal immigrants for the purposes of “anchoring” them in the country. But the Daily Beast describes them merely as babies born to immigrants.
That’s not exactly accurate.Tags: 14th amendment, anchor babies, election 2012, illegal immigration, Michele Bachmann