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... and U.S. Rep. Tim Griffin will kick their children in the butt.

Griffiin has joined the list of sponsors of legislation to attempt to end automatic citizenship for people born in the U.S.

Immigrant haters are pushing this legislation in part because of the myth of an "anchor baby" boom, a non-existent flood of pregnant illegals seeking to get children born here with citizenship that could protect their own status. The trend is hokum. Also, until now, this has been considered a settled constitutional question outside the reach of legislation. But with the highly partisan Roberts court and its disregard for precedent, who knows?

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