The hosts of Fox & Friends suggested on Wednesday that the 14th Amendment did not grant citizenship to the children of undocumented immigrants because it was meant only for slaves, which is a constitutional interpretation that is popular among white supremacist groups.
During an interview on Tuesday, Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump told Fox News host Bill O’Reilly that he would be able to deport the children of undocumented immigrant because their claim to citizenship would not “hold up in court.”
On Wednesday, Fox News host Steve Doocy claimed that Trump could be right because the 14th Amendment was “specifically about slaves.”
The Fox News host said that a “DOJ attorney” told him that “because the 14th Amendment was written specifically about slaves, many lawyers think the 1898 case involving this fellow that was born here in this country to Chinese parents was wrongly decided by the supreme courts.”
“So, I see what Mr. Trump is talking about right there,” Doocy opined. “But still, practically, what’s going to happen?”
“How do you implement that?” co-host Elisabeth Hasselbeck asked. “Just go knocking on doors and finding babies?”
Co-host Brian Kilmeade argued that it would be impossible to deport 11 million undocumented immigrants and their children.
“There’s no way we can afford to kick out 11 million people,” he insisted.
“They’ve got to do something,” Doocy remarked. “Is that the key? Stay tuned.”
The idea that so-called “anchor babies” are not truly American citizens is a tenet of white supremacist websites like Stormfront.
“The Children of the illegal immigrants in this country are NOT U.S. citizens, since they are the children of Mexican citizens, not of American citizens,” a Stormfront member explained in 2006. “Indeed, the Jews who were born in the US are not citizens of the US by the accident of birth. As their allegiance is with Israel, the People and the State, they are not citizens, even though they may verbally take the Oath of Allegiance in words (as they have done in other countries, in order to have the normal privileges and immunities of the citizenry).”
“Congress presumed that the freed slaves were not citizens of some other country, since their ancestors had been removed or abandoned their homeland long ago. This presumption was correct, but it does not give it authority to make citizens out of people who are not citizens of any country. Citizenship is not something that can be dispensed.”
The Atlantic noted that similar constitutional interpretations had been promoted by Glenn Beck, Arizona state Sen. Russell Pearce (R) and conservative historian David Barton.
“When a ‘constitutionalist’ begins minimizing the Amendment, it’s a sign of ignorance; when a politician or a judge does it, it’s a sign of something worse.” The Atlantic‘s Garrett Epps wrote.
Watch the video below from Fox News’ Fox & Friends, broadcast Aug. 19, 2015.
‘Weakness doesn’t win elections’: Indivisible co-founder explains why members are holding #ImpeachTrump rallies
The growing support to commence impeachment proceedings by House Democrats is driven by their need to fire up grassroots support to hold control of the chamber, an Indivisible co-founder explained on MSNBC.
"The call for impeachment continues. this as protesters are hitting the street in more than 140 rallies planned across the country. Organizers say the "Impeach Trump" event is a day of action urging House Democrats to start impeachment proceedings," MSNBC's Richard Lui reported Saturday.
"A new survey from the indivisible project finds 80 percent of their respondents say the House should start impeachment proceedings," he noted. "Right now in the House, 63 Democrats and one Republican support impeachment."
‘Our police are protecting Nazis’: Detroit cops criticized for ‘marching’ with Nazis at Pride event
Members of the Detroit Police Department are being criticized for accompanying a group of self-described Nazis over the weekend at the city's Pride parade.
Activists reacted in alarm on Saturday after being informed that the Nazi group had been given a permit to protest at the Pride event. According to The Detroit News, police were assigned "to keep the protesters and attendees apart as they marched through the festival."
"Our police, when they should be protecting us, are protecting Nazis," one protester could be heard complaining in a video on Twitter.
Video catches white couple getting butt kicking on freeway after calling Latino family ‘beaners’
A fight broke out on highway 118 in California after a white couple allegedly called a Latino family "beaners."
According to a Twitter user with the handle @PattyMonstercx, her parents were cut off in traffic by the white couple.
An included video shows the white couple getting out of their SUV to confront Patty's family. A fight soon breaks out, which the white couple appears to lose.
Members of the Latino family can be heard calling 911 emergency services before the video ends.
Read the tweets and watch the video below.
Here’s a video of my parents fucking up an ugly ass racist couple who were trying to cut my parents off, and referred to my parents as “beaners” on the off ramp of the 118 today pic.twitter.com/W7wgRpgbXy