GOP Rep Hunter: Deport Children of Illegals, They Don’t Have American ‘Souls’

April 29, 2010

(ChattahBox)—When politically charged issues like immigration reform come to the forefront, the nativists come out of the closet to stoke racial divisiveness. And the harsh Arizona “show me your papers” law has done just that. Meet U.S. Congressman Duncan Hunter (R-CA). He is in favor of deporting American-born children of illegal immigrant parents. The fact that those children are legal citizens, as clearly defined by the 14th Amendment to our Constitution, doesn’t phase the right-wing Hunter in the least. Why? Because he says those children don’t have the requisite American ‘souls.”

You may remember ol’ Hunter from a previous ChattahBox post, reporting on his bizarre remarks opposing the repeal of the military’s “Don’t ask, don’t tell policy.” Hunter, said that once you allow gays to serve openly, the military would be opened up “to transgenders, to hermaphrodites.” The “military is going to let everybody in,” declared Hunter. Now, with such thought provoking remarks like that on a serious policy issue, his beliefs on immigration reform shouldn’t come as a surprise.

During an appearance at a tea party meeting last weekend, Hunter was asked about his views on the draconian Arizona anti-immigration law that institutionalizes racial profiling. The right-wing Congressman called the controversial law “fantastic.”

And when an audience member asked if he would be in favor of deporting children of illegal immigrants, he responded he would:

“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. …”

Hmm, their souls? What does that mean? Are children of undocumented immigrants not truly human in Hunter’s warped view?

It’s interesting when tea party members screech about protecting the constitution, except when they don’t agree with parts of it, such as the 14th Amendment, which clearly states: those “born … in the United States” are “citizens of the United States.”

Not surprisingly, Hunter, along with 90 Republicans, have signed on to a bill to abolish citizenship rights for children of undocumented immigrants who are born in the United States.



11 Responses to “GOP Rep Hunter: Deport Children of Illegals, They Don’t Have American ‘Souls’”

  1. Sandra on April 29th, 2010 11:08 am

    I fully support Arizona’s proposed law and everything that Duncan Hunter stands for! He is MY representative! He risked his life for his country! All Arizona is doing is restate our existing law that the Feds refuse to enforce. Why should my friend Angela go through 8 years of carrying a green card and hard work to become a U.S. citizen and all these criminals who came here illegally be given amnesty in reward for breaking our laws? What kind of message does that send to everybody who follows the rules? Also, have you ever noticed how many sex offenders and other violent criminals have Spanish surnames? Do you think it is a coincidence that people who violated the law to get here also violate our other laws? These people have bankrupted the state of California and many other states through social services and hospital emergency room services that you and I, law abiding citizens pay for through our taxes. Do you propose that we should pay all the bills for the entire country of Mexico, and Central and half of South America? They will all come at this rate!!! Why shouldn’t they when we are providing a free ride?

  2. Theresa on April 29th, 2010 5:01 pm

    Sandra you are very simple minded, how many pedophiles rapist and serial killers are white dudes. Your comment is ridiculous dish hole. Your congressman is also a dish hole, all US Citizens are created equal, my kid is no less a citizen then your kid just because she’s brown, by the way, we’ve been here longer than you.

    Do you know that having a child here does NOT make it any easier to become a citizen.

    Arizona is not enforcing any existing law, it is the first step toward legalizing racial profiling and the legalize harrasment of US citizens by the gusapo police state. It is the first step on the road to losing our freedoms, I live in the greatest country on earth, I should not be randomly stopped and searched (read 4th amendment)

    Do you think it’s a coincidence that our subsidizing of big agri business that puts farmers in MX and Latin America out of business or our stealing water supports the needs of people coming here. Do you think that businesses who want cheap labor that can’t complain or make a living wage contributeds to people coming here.

    It’s obvious that your concern is not illegal immigration but a hatred of people who don’t look like you. Big news for you sissy, by 2050 your in the minority…..

  3. Robert J Delgado on April 29th, 2010 6:53 pm

    i don’t see why you give Calif back to its original owners be for we take it back you are the kind of white person that makes me hate please respond i would love to meet you in person you have my email add and you can write back and ill give you my home add

  4. Angela on April 29th, 2010 7:50 pm

    Wow Sandra you are pretty ignorant. First of all who were the ones that came into this country ILLEGALLY first and raped Native American women? WHITES. Seems like White have a certain selfish mentality that it is all about “ME ME ME.” White dominant population nearly KILLED OFF the Native Americans who were good people. Then Whites decide that African Americans would be good as property and okay to BEAT THEM and RAPE their women as well. Then Whites got scared again and decided to discriminate against the Japanese during WWII and created internment camps. Now you guys are scared of immigrants. Tell me who is next on your list? You must feel pretty privileged to have NEVER felt discriminated against like all of the people Whites have stepped on. You stereotype Spanish people saying they are all rapist. But look at Whites. What has history shown us. Whites are heartless, rapists, ignorant, and violent. Stop crying about being violated. Your people have already violated every ethnicity possible with you egocentric mentality.

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  6. andy zaborski on April 29th, 2010 11:26 pm

    I am white and emigrant, but I have a good memorie and talks like rep Hunter speeks are remind me of that hated fasist police state when I was a young boy. And some of the idiotts who has no idea what they are promoting call it an “American soul?”
    Our best brains and the real “American souls” are all emigrants.
    Show me a American who would do the back braking slave work who picks all the produce so you can enjoy the “low price” in the fancy supermarket. And the owners paying them only pittens, and in the city those “illegals” doing the hardest and dirtiest day jobs yet they still pay SS and chanses are they never collect a peny .
    Its like the drug busines if the demend wont be there the drug would come in eather. If the demend for cheep labor and servants wont be there the illigals wont come here.

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  8. Henry on April 30th, 2010 2:36 pm

    Instead of occupying a seat in Congress, Congressman Duncan Hunter should be sweeping the streets of Alpine, California. Hunter is another impostor, another moron among many in Washington DC, inflicting unnecessary pain, and suffering on fellow Americans. The law clearly states that persons born in the United States of America including the territories of Puerto Rico, Guam, the U.S. Virgin Islands, and the Northern Mariana Islands are automatically granted U.S. citizenship. And there is another law, which is far greater than all manmade laws put together, which is brotherly love, the law that does not harm ones neighbors, but it does them good. Only cruel morons would separate innocent American children from their parents, therefore the parents of these children must be granted full citizenship, and everyone will discover to their utter dismay, that it will not cause the world to end. People like congressman Hunter are devoid of common sense, they are full of cruelty, full of greed, full of contempt, they are self serving, infantile, vulgar, arrogant, boastful, lacking humility and compassion. They consider themselves Americans because they were born in America, but in reality they act, speak and carry on like foreigners, they are the real aliens, because they do not have what it takes to be real Americans.

  9. Larry Linn on May 1st, 2010 11:57 am

    The 14th Amendment to the U.S. Constitution says that those “born … in the United States” are “citizens of the United States.” It also says that no state can “deprive any person of life, liberty, or property, without due process of law.” For that matter, the Supreme Court ruled in 1898 that a baby born in San Francisco to Chinese immigrants was legally a U.S. citizen, even though federal law at the time denied citizenship to people from China. The court said birth in the United States constituted “a sufficient and complete right to citizenship.”

    What this Republican congressman is saying, then, is that he supports a policy wherein the U.S. government deports U.S. citizens based on their parents’ immigration status. Even for the GOP, this is pretty nutty.
    Hunter is ignorant when it comes to the Constitution of the United States.

  10. Larry Linn on May 1st, 2010 2:12 pm

    I assume that Hopis, Navajos, and other Native Americans, now can make a citizen’s arrest of anyone with European features, and have them deported, because their European ancestors entered the tribal areas of the United States without proper documentation.

  11. River Ruca on May 18th, 2010 6:01 pm

    In response to Angela: I agree that Sandra is completely ignorant and most likely racist, but you could easily be categorized the same way for your generalizing comments about white people. I understand that in history white people did those things, and yes, there are a lot of white people who say and do ignorant, horrible things, but white people aren’t the only people capable of these things. Furthermore, there are many, MANY of us who are seriously opposed to the racist political culture that is currently happening in Arizona and in other states.
    I’m just saying- one generalization is no better than another.
    I’m white. I respect other cultures and skin colors.
    What I don’t respect is ignorance- whatever race a person may be.
    Just a thought.

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