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June 5, 2007

$6 Billion a Year for Mexican "Anchor Babies?

Topics: Immigration and Border Issues

Is there any doubt whatsoever that these families knew exactly what they were doing when they came to the U.S. and had a child born on U.S. soil?

And I thought that the Senate immigration bill was going to repeal the provision that babies born to illegal aliens in the U.S. get automatic U.S. citizenship. It turns out I was wrong, and the cost to American taxpayers is ..... astounding!

According to Marjorie Greenfield, MD, on the Dr. Spock website, in 2001 the average cost of having a baby in the U.S. ranged from $6,000 to $8,000 for a normal vaginal delivery and $10,000 to $12,000 for a cesarean birth. If the $8,000 cost is used for 2007 births, and all 380,000 babies born to illegal immigrants in the U.S. all had normal deliveries, this would cost hospitals around the country approximately $3 billion. But if there are 726,000 anchor babies born in the U.S. each year, the cost skyrockets to nearly $6 billion.

And if there are any complications with the pregnancy, or if the child is born prematurely and needs to be admitted into a Neonatal Intensive Care Unit, the cost rises by tens of thousands of dollars.

Illegal alien mothers aren't the only ones benefiting. There are reports that some pregnant Mexicans are entering the U.S. for the sole purpose of giving birth and having the costs paid for by Americans. A survey conducted by the University of California found that of new Hispanic mothers in California border hospitals, 15 percent had crossed the border specifically to give birth.

Continue reading at Accuracy in Media ...

Posted by Abdul at June 5, 2007 7:54 PM

Talk about a literal "anchor around our necks"! Is anyone ever going to have sense enough to put an end to this madness???


Posted by: Althor at June 6, 2007 10:18 PM

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