Suppose youre sitting at home one evening reading when you
hear a knock at the door. Upon opening it you find a man standing
there with his extremely gravid wife. He explains they were headed
towards the hospital maternity ward, but they've run out of time.
Could she come into your house to have the baby?
Suppose you agree to the man's request.
Does it follow that the child, then, because of its birth in your
house is entitled to a share of it? And that its parents, after
21 years, since they are related to someone who owns part of this
property can also be dealt in? Along with all of their relatives?
It's likely most Americans would find the
child's claims on the house absurd, but the United States has adopted
precisely this logic through the current custom of granting
U.S. citizenship to children born in the United States to illegal
aliens, temporary workers, and tourists.
The Friends of Immigration Law Enforcement
values the integrity of citizenship. We recognize the lack of legal
justification for the custom, and oppose it on those grounds.
Yaser Esam Hamdi