Texas officials no longer have to issue birth certificates to children of illegal immigrants born on U.S., also known as “anchor babies,” according to a ruling made by a judge late last month.
The judge’s decision was in response to a lawsuit filed in June against the Department of State Health Services’ Vital Statistics Unit on behalf of 28 adults and their 32 illegal immigrant children.
Completely misinterpreting the Fourteenth Amendment, particularly the Equal Protection Clause, the plaintiffs filed a lawsuit in the U.S. District Court in Austin arguing their rights were violated by Texas’ refusal to issue “anchor babies” birth certificates.
Part of the Fourteenth Amendment, the Equal Protection Clause “prohibits states from denying any person within its jurisdiction the equal protection of the laws.”
The law applies to Americans and not non-citizens, making the plaintiff’s lawsuit null and void.
The plaintiffs, who referred to themselves as “next friend” as opposed to “immigrants” or “illegal immigrants” in the lawsuit, complained that without U.S. birth certificates, their children could not access government benefits including welfare and Medicaid.
It is disturbing that non-citizens are even capable of filing such a lawsuit, and even more outrageous that they have the audacity to claim they were discriminated against for not receiving benefits they have no legal right to receive!
Judge rules 14th Amendment doesn’t apply to illegal aliens
Judge Robert L. Pitman of the U.S. District Court for the Western District of Texas in San Antonio denied the emergency order sought by immigrant families ruling that “Texas officials can refuse to accept matricula consular cards, issued by Mexican consulates, as a form of identification to obtain birth certificates for U.S.-born children,” reports Top Right News.
Jugde Pitman wrote:
“While the Court is troubled at the prospect of Texas-born children, and their parents, being denied issuance of a birth certificate, Texas has a clear interest in protecting access to that document.”
The ruling against illegal immigration is yet another victory for Texas since Gov. Greg Abbott entered office in 2014. Gov. Abbott has taken much needed action against illegal immigration in the Lone Star State, even vowing to crack down on sanctuary city policies in Texas, as reported by Liberty.news.
Texas sheriffs refusing to comply with ICE detainers will not receive grant money from the Governor’s Criminal Justice Division, according to Gov. Abbott’s new plan. Sheriffs could also be criminally charged for ignoring ICE detainers pending the implementation of future laws enacted by the governor.
Matricula cards are gateway to immigration fraud and identify theft
Unlike the rest of the nation, Texas is the only state doing anything to protect and preserve the rights of American citizens.
Accepting identification documents issued by the Mexican government has proven to be problematic due to their ability to be easily altered and/or faked. The FBI considers matricula cards to be highly insecure as they’re routinely used as a tool by illegal aliens to conceal and/or fake their true identities, allowing them to mask their criminal history.
Texas has never accepted matricula cards, according to Chris Van Deussen of the Texas Department of State Health Services. He added that matricula cards are unreliable because the issuer does not verify the data or documents that are presented when obtaining them, reports Top Right News.
The Mexican government is reportedly unhappy with the decision, but who cares? Like presidential frontrunner Donald Trump said, Mexico is 100 percent taking advantage of the U.S. by sending us their poorest and most unskilled workers and expecting us to pay for them.
“The United States has become a dumping ground for Mexico and, in fact, for many other parts of the world,” said Trump in June.