And the award goes to…

This Jeff Sessions dude who had this to say about the 14th amendment:

“I’m not sure exactly what the drafters of the (14th) amendment had in mind, but I doubt it was that somebody could fly in from Brazil and have a child and fly back home with that child, and that child is forever an American citizen,”

Go read all the hypocrisy at AP.

For the record, let’s check the native Americans on the US Senate’s ethnic diversity web page. Just saying…

Look, I understand there are some shady operations who bring women to the US just to have an “anchor baby”, and that’s not ethical nor beneficial for the baby and their family. And large-scale migration does have a significant social impact, but so far what I’ve experienced in Peru is that people are proud when a foreigner decides they want to make Peru their home, as it shows a way of approval and appreciation for the country.

So here you go Mr. Sessions, perhaps you ought to be grateful that many Latinos indeed want to live the American Dream.


2 thoughts on “And the award goes to…

  1. It’s the white washing of America and it’s ridiculous. Yes, the U.S. forefathers did mean for people to emigrate to the United States and create U.S. Citizens. For somebody that is from U.S. Colonial and 20th century immigrant stock, I’m appalled at such blatant ignorance and outright xenophobia, especially when it comes from our so-called “leaders.”

  2. I understand it’s all just political posturing to appeal to the tea-party / right-wing nuts, but at the same time it’s offensive that someone who – as you said – is supposed to be a leader, spouts this kind rhetoric as if Latinos have no life of their own.

    It may be true that many Latinos want to visit / live in the US, but a whole lot more are living a perfectly good life in LatAm.

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