Tourism is really booming in the United States
And, at least 36,000 of them did NOT come to America to ride the elevator to the top of the Empire State Building, tour Washington's Lincoln Memorial or feast on San Francisco's Fisherman's Wharf, or see one of our National Parks.
"Anchor babies" are identified as such because their parents are not U.S. citizens. Most of them are illegally in the country, but at least 36,000 are here legally. And, these parents are fully aware that once the child is born he/she/they are immediately eligible for government handouts, among these are WIC subsidies, Food Stamps, housing assistance and welfare.
The United States is financially broke and indebted up to its ears; unfettered immigration is steadily increasing that debt as more and more illegal immigrants come across the border with the sole intention of giving birth to their children in the United States in an effort to abuse the system and to take advantage of the American taxpayer.
Birth-right citizenship is NOT a constitutional right, in fact, Rule of Naturalization is a power given to the Legislative branch under Article 1, Section 8 of the Constitution: "To establish an uniform Rule of Naturalization, and uniform Laws on the subject of Bankruptcies throughout the United States;" This would make it statutory, not Constitutional.
Even Senator Howard, who wrote the 14th Amendment explicitly stated that it was not intended to apply to aliens: "This will not, of course, include persons born in the United States who are foreigners, aliens, who belong to the families of ambassadors or foreign ministers"... Senator Lyman Trumbull, Chairman of the Senate Judiciary Committee, elaborated: "What do we mean by 'subject to the jurisdiction' of the United States? Not owing allegiance to anyone else. That is what it means ... It cannot be said of any (one) who owes allegiance ... to some other government that he is 'subject' to the jurisdiction of the United States."