Are 'anchor babies' a phantom menace?

August 21, 2015 2:58 PM

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Are 'anchor babies' a phantom menace?

'Anchor babies' have been a big GOP talking point this week. But does the rhetoric reflect reality?

That question comes up because “anchor babies” have become a big talking point in the Republican presidential campaign. Some GOP hopefuls invoke the phrase to explain their opposition to birthright citizenship, under which children born on US soil are automatically American citizens.

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