Jeb Bush Blames Asians for the “Anchor Babies” Issue

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    The controversial term “anchor baby” has been used by Donald Trump, Jeb Bush and others in this election cycle. Many criticized Trump last week when he called for an end to birthright citizenship, but now it’s Bush that’s feeling the heat.

    On Monday, Bush spoke in McAllen, Texas where he talked about his use of “anchor baby” and said it was “more related” to Asians entering the U.S. to give birth to children who automatically become American citizens.

    “What I was talking about was the specific case of fraud being committed, where there’s organized efforts – and frankly it’s more related to Asian people coming into our country – having children in that organized effort, taking advantage of a noble concept, which is birthright citizenship,” Bush said.

    The National Council of Asian Pacific Americans, the OCA-Asian Pacific American Advocates and many other groups and individuals called out Bush. Congresswoman Judy Chu (D-CA) – the first Chinese-American woman elected to Congress – accused Bush and those others who use the term “anchor babies” of using “xenophobic fears to further isolate immigrants.”

    Trump, of course, chimed in on Twitter. He indicated that Bush blamed the Asians as not to offend the Hispanics.

    And maybe Trump is right. After all, Bush’s own wife is a Mexican-American (and he wouldn’t want to offend his spouse). Plus, Florida – where Bush was governor for eight years – has a huge Hispanic population, he was speaking in a city with over 75% Hispanic population (McAllen, TX), and the Hispanic vote is very sought-after in this presidential election.

    Watch Bush talking about “anchor babies” and more in the video below.

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