An On-Line Publication of the Anonymous Anything Society
BORDER BABIES and OTHER ILLEGAL
The United States has many hundreds of thousands of people
within its borders whose mothers entered illegally and gave birth to them,
in most cases, in the maternity wards of American hospitals. Often this
“conspiracy” was aided and abetted by nurses who were “sisters,” female
members of religious orders. Others were delivered by
neighborhood midwives or in some instances, by family members.
Possibly, more children were led by the hand into the USA
by other illegal crossers.
I became aware of this situation affecting numerous immigrants
within a few days of my coming to Arizona in 1956. I knew that a great
number of workers in every field of endeavor, including many of those buried
here in past centuries came here illegally. An undisputed fact is that
an overwhelming number of these immigrants are beneficiaries of our
In 2012, President Obama approved a federal program,
Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals, or DACA, that provided some 650,000
students relief from deportation.
This week, in a five-to-four decision, the U.S. Supreme Court
blocked an attempt by President Trump to abolish DACA. I think that’s a good
-Phil Richardson, Storyteller and Observer of the Human Condition