Senators Rand Paul (R-KY) and David Vitter (R-LA):
“For too long, our nation has seen an influx of illegal aliens entering our country at an escalating rate, and chain migration is a major contributor to this rapid increase – which is only compounded when the children of illegal aliens born in the U.S. are granted automatic citizenship,” Vitter said. “Closing this loophole will not prevent them from becoming citizens, but will ensure that they have to go through the same process as anyone else who wants to become an American citizen.”Similar legislation failed in the 111th Congress. Rep. Steve King has introduced similar legislation in the House in the 112th Congress.
Another piece of legislation has been introduced into the Arizona State House of Representatives to require presidential candidates to prove their eligibility to run for the office of president in the U.S. The Arizona house already has 25 co-sponsors and needs only 31 votes to pass. In the Arizona Senate, only 16 votes are needed to become law.
The proposal, which also is being taken up in a number of other states, is highly specific and directly addresses the questions that have been raised by Barack Obama’s occupancy of the White House.
It says: Within ten days after submittal of the names of the candidates, the national political party committee shall submit an affidavit of the presidential candidate in which the presidential candidate states the candidate’s citizenship and age and shall append to the affidavit documents that prove that the candidate is a natural born citizen, prove the candidate’s age and prove that the candidate meets the residency requirements for President of the United States as prescribed in article II, section 1, Constitution of the United States.Here are some stats showing the impact of illegals in Los Angeles County, clearly aided by the birthing of "anchor babies."