Notice that the most relevant civil right that the Chinese baby will enjoy in the United States is the right to “provide conditions for future immigrants.” In other words, from a mainland Chinese perspective, civil right Number One is the right to chain migration. This “civil right” doesn’t just help the anchor babies’ children, but also their parents and siblings.
I used to live in Chicago a block from a 20-story public housing project for old folks. It was full of elderly East Asians who didn’t speak English. Apparently, their immigrant children had brought them over via chain migration, and then plunked them into public housing on the American taxpayer’s dime. (…)
Americans are indoctrinated to think that the reason we are, on average and by global standards, comfortable—is because of our “propositions” or “diversity” or “immigration” or whatever. But the main reason, of course, is that there weren’t enough American Indians to stop us from taking America away from them.
The Chinese get it. Do we?