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Babin Bulletin | November 18, 2018 Click here if you have trouble viewing this email
U.S. Congressman Brian Babin

Babin Introduces Resolution Calling for End to Birthright Citizenship

WASHINGTON – U.S. Rep. Brian Babin (TX-36), Co-Chairman of the House Border Security Caucus for the 116th Congress, issued the following statement after introducing a resolution calling on the President to resume the interpretation of section 1 of the 14th Amendment to the Constitution as originally intended and applied as law for a century.

“For a century after its enactment, Section 1 of the 14th Amendment was properly applied as written and intended to ensure all American citizens were afforded the sacred constitutional protections they deserve. While these important protections remain, in recent decades the misapplication of specific language in the amendment has led to implementation of the practice of birthright citizenship by which children born to foreign nationals – even those here illegally – are automatically granted United States citizenship. Birthright citizenship has long served as a powerful incentive for illegal immigration, and over time has become wrongly accepted as law or protected by our constitution. However, as birthright citizenship is justified due to a faulty legal application and has never been protected by the Supreme Court, ending the practice should not require a constitutional amendment.

“President Trump has boldly committed to examine this issue closely, and I urge my colleagues in the House of Representatives to support my resolution recognizing the imprudence of birthright citizenship and seeking an end to this misguided policy that has fueled illegal immigration and weakened our national sovereignty.”

The resolution, H. Res. 1143, has been referred to the House Judiciary Committee.

Click here to view the resolution.
 Mueller Investigation Accountability
Over one year and millions of dollars later, special counsel Robert Mueller still has not testified before Congress to shed light on his clandestine activities and expenses. This investigation has gone on far too long without being held accountable to the American taxpayer. Our people deserve answers, and this investigation and its eventual findings will lack any legitimacy as long as it continues to operate in the shadows.

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Photo of the Week
I am happy I had a chance to meet and visit with the Rodriguez Family, from Pasadena, before their tour of the U.S. Capitol earlier this week. Please be sure to contact my office when you are planning your next trip to our nation's capital.
Frog Leg Fry
Evadale's annual Frog Leg Fry was a fantastic event to attend last week! So much of the community turns out to eat great food and visit with some wonderful folks. 
Glenn Connor is the owner of G&S Fish Market in Evadale and has operated his small business for more than 45 years. He not only helps with this event, he also fries fish for local law enforcement, county judges, and volunteer firefighters every Thursday. 
 Joe's Italian Restaurant
 It's great to see how the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act is continuing to help small businesses thrive. I stopped to eat at Joe's Italian Restaurant in Woodville last week and was able to meet the incredible staff! 

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