Rep. Duncan Hunter Supports Deportation of American Citizens

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It seems like U.S. politicians and citizens who have no respect for the U.S. constitution are coming out of the woodwork all of a sudden. Here is a video of Rep. Duncan Hunter(R) who supports deporting natural born U.S. citizens.

And here is the text:

“Would you support deportation of natural-born American citizens that are the children of illegal aliens,” Hunter was asked. “I would have to, yes,” Hunter said. “… We simply cannot afford what we’re doing right now,” he said. “… It takes more than just walking across the border to become an American citizen. It’s what’s in our souls. …”

I know DNA evidence has developed much in the recent past, but how do we measure how “American” we are within our souls?

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9 Responses to “Rep. Duncan Hunter Supports Deportation of American Citizens”

  1. Liquid Reigns Says:

    What would you do? Grant the parents citizenship simply because they crossed the border and dropped out a child? Reward them for having a baby? What happened to personal responsibility? The parents are responsible for the child, the parents get deported they should take the child with them, if not, then they can delegate a guardian or grant custody to the state and the child can live in an adoptive family or in an orphanage until it either becomes adopted or turns 18. But the parents should not be rewarded what so ever for having a child here, or to receive any benefits for simply having a child here. The child may have the individual right to stay here, but the parents don’t have a group right to tag along.

    It seems like U.S. politicians and citizens who have no respect for the U.S. constitution are coming out of the woodwork all of a sudden.

    Your interpretation of the Constitution and my interpretation are 180 degrees apart. Hunter is correct in his evaluation. You are for Group Rights, I am for Individual Rights, you are a Social Democrat (welfare society), I am a Classic Liberal (individual responsibility), you believe in morals, I believe in ethics. As for the Constitution it grants liberties, limits the Government (Federal and State) and allows for moral discrimination based on legislation (Equal Protection Clause – http://topics.law.cornell.edu/wex/Equal_protection ).

    how do we measure how “American” we are within our souls?

    You are attempting to define what “American” is based on “your humanity and feelings”. Again, you are attempting to make this about Group Rights, based on your definition of what you believe is “humanity”. The two can not be used together, as group rights are not straight forwardly Human Rights. Group Rights are not universal to all people.

  2. bjohns15 Says:

    Tsk Tsk, Liquid, you diverge from the substance of the post. I never mentioned the parents, just the U.S. citizen. Please do not make assumptions.

    Hunter is not correct, at all. He was not asked about the illegal alien parents; he was asked about the U.S. citizen children. He said he would support deporting U.S. citizens, which is clearly fucked up. Will you say it is not fucked up, and therefore lose all credibility?

    • Liquid Reigns Says:

      I never mentioned the parents, just the U.S. citizen. Please do not make assumptions.

      you may not have, but Hunter, in a round about way did. t takes more than just walking across the border to become an American citizen.

      So don’t go and limit the discussion by basing your argument on only a portion of the statement. As I stated already: The parents are responsible for the child, the parents get deported they should take the child with them, if not, then they can delegate a guardian or grant custody to the state and the child can live in an adoptive family or in an orphanage until it either becomes adopted or turns 18….The child may have the individual right to stay here, but the parents don’t have a group right to tag along.

      • bjohns15 Says:

        Yes, and there are already laws in place that establish the fact that illegal alien parents are removable. Even if the child turn 21, and then petitions for his/her parents, the latter face permanent bars and thus are not able to become LPRs. Note that this does not apply to the parent if they came to the U.S. on a proper visa. i.e. a couple come to the U.S. legally, then has a child, and have stayed in the U.S. until that child turns 21. Then the parent can obtain residence and eventual citizenship.

        There is also cancellation of removal, but it is designed for extreme humanitarian concerns arising out of hardship to the U.S. citizen relative.

        Either way, Duncan responded yes to the specific question of the U.S. citizen. So you admit that the U.S. citizen children should not be deported? There are many people in the anti-illegal crowd(or in any crowd for that matter) that would gladly ignore well-established law for an ideology.

  3. Liquid Reigns Says:

    So you admit that the U.S. citizen children should not be deported?

    They are not being deported. Hunter’s answer, I would have to, yes, is based on the same premise as I have stated. Basically the initial question is a loaded question which you are attempting to turn into a Humanitarian argument. You advocates, again, are playing the word game.

    Yes, I admit US Citizen children should not be deported (I bet your definition of deportation is different than mine), however that doesn’t grant their parents reprieve in order to stay here and take care of them. They still are the responsibility of the parents whether they are resettled in the parents home nation or not, and it is the parents choice to take them with them or not.

  4. bjohns15 Says:

    Agreed, please don’t accuse me of playing word games, I did nothing of the sort. If anything, you are playing word games by defending Duncan because the question he was asked was “loaded”.

    If Duncan wanted to, he could have said what you thought he was getting at, but he didn’t.

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  6. Liquid Reigns Says:

    Duncan Hunter, when interviewed later that very day, clarified his earlier statement. It is exactly as I have stated, the child should remain with the parents as the child is their responsibility.

    • bjohns15 Says:

      I saw that. But he should have clarified it as he said it. It wasn’t that much of a loaded question if you can write it out in a couple of paragraphs.

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