GOP hopeful Marco Rubio weighs in on the controversy over anchor babies stirred up this week by fellow Republican candidates Donald Trump and Jeb Bush. He calls it "a legitimate issue," but unfortunately does not have a plan to do anything about it.
"I have said I am open to exploring ways we can look at people that are deliberately coming here for purposes of having a child," Rubio said. "But I don't know how to do that, I haven't thought it through, how you do that given the 14th Amendment."
BILL O'REILLY: Isn't the anchor baby law destructive to the country? Because there are people sneaking in here for the sole purpose of having babies so their babies and themselves and their families, because you know how the immigration works, are here. So is that a big ruse? And if so, why should we continue to have it?
MARCO RUBIO: That is a legitimate issue, and let me tell you I of course have read about how that happens in California, wealthy Chinese people are hedging their bets, in case something goes wrong in China they can come here.
I see it in South Florida... I'm not talking about poor people... wealthy Latin Americans come in here, eight months pregnant, they go to the hospital, have a child with U.S. citizenship, go back to their country of origin, and are hedging their bets...
I have said I am open to exploring ways we can look at people that are deliberately coming here for purposes of having a child.
I don't know how to do that, I haven't thought it through, how you do that given the 14th Amendment.