August 13th, 2010
10:45 AM ET

Navarrette: 'Terror babies:' The new immigration scare tactic

Ruben Navarrette Jr.
Special to CNN

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By spending a few days here in America's fifth-largest city - which also happens to be at the heart of the nation's immigration debate - I had the chance to see this volatile issue from many different vantage points.

But as far I know, I didn't see any terror babies.

Regular viewers of CNN's "Anderson Cooper 360" will recognize that term as referring to children born on U.S. soil to illegal immigrants. The children are automatically granted U.S. citizenship under the 14th Amendment and then are smuggled back to their home countries to be raised as pint-sized, America-hating terrorists. Then decades later, when the children have grown into adults, they could easily - because of their U.S. citizenship - re-enter the United States to attack it from within.

So terror babies are sort of like a sleeper cell, one that has to be put down for a nap every few hours or it gets fussy.

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Filed under: Immigration • Opinion • Ruben Navarrette Jr.
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  1. J.V.Hodgson

    Stop giving this person air time , he only demeans you and your program.
    This guy does not even have the courtesy to listen to anything you said and just ranted and raved on and on. Tell him off air when he has evidence to share with you ( confidential sources will be respected) the evidence.If not stop demeaning yourself by giving this guy even the time of day. Gosh I would object on principle to this guy being a judge of anything. Hung by his own perjury!!

    August 14, 2010 at 3:47 am |
  2. Ron


    Your TV CNN coverage if one if not the best american media YET. You asked the right questions to Mohgert and Ridder to realize as a viewer that it is unbelieveable to see that some of our representatives are xenophobic and they think that the american public is ignorant enough to see through their lies. I was knocked of my socks to learn that in the 21st century we still have politicians from the Dark Ages........ Keep up the good WORK!!


    August 13, 2010 at 10:11 pm |

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