Friday, April 30, 2010

Duncan Hunter: Yes, I would deport US citizens.

I find this mind numbingly dumb:

“Would you support deportation of natural born American citizens that are the children of illegal aliens?” a man in the audience asked.

“I would have to, yes,” Hunter said.

“You can look and say, ‘You’re a mean guy. That’s a mean thing to do. That’s not a humanitarian thing to do.’ We simply cannot afford what we’re doing right now.
Deport them to where? They are American citizens because they were born on American soil.

The 14th Amendment states “all persons born or naturalized in the United States” are automatically US citizens with all the rights which that implies.

Although, to be fair, I see that this guy is now trying to back off from these insane remarks.

Hunter's spokesman Joe Kasper said Thursday that the congressman's position is that U.S.-born children of illegal immigrants should stay with their parents unless there is a legal guardian who could take care of them.

"It was a short answer to a complex issue," Kasper said. "His terms have been very specific on this topic and it wasn't reflected in the answer."

Or he was playing to the crowd by talking this kind of nonsense.

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