The Huckster got a temporary bump on immigration enforcement the other day when he appeared to claim he would end the travesty of birthright citizenship, which allows anyone who can make it across the US border to have a child who will be recognized as a US citizen.
Shortly thereafter, Huck retracted:
“I do not support an amendment to the Constitution that would prevent children born in the U.S. to illegal aliens from automatically becoming American citizens. I have no intention of supporting a constitutional amendment to deny birthright citizenship,” Mr. Huckabee said in a statement posted on his campaign Web site.
“Birthright citizenship” is one of the most egregious examples of U.S. legislation gone awry. This provision of the US code was not meant to allow foreigners to skip across the border and have babies who would be immediately recognized as US citizens. Any country who did such a thing would have been categorized as insane.
Huckabee, in supporting such a terrible policy, lines up with the enemies of US citizens.