The USA The people want me...!! Obama China: The people will get me...!! Xi Jinping
Heard a girl on the radio who was born in the USA and raised in China. She had just voted for the first time and had voted for Obama because “he was cute.” She was then looking forward to voting in the Chinese elections. There is an industry in our country where women from other nations come to our country until they have their baby, then they return to their home country. Eighteen years later, a young adult who may have not been in our country since their birth is able to send in an absentee ballot and vote for people and on issues for which they have little knowledge. It is not just the Chinese, there are a number of countries doing this.I am wondering if we need to take another look at our laws making infants of foreign nationals automatic citizens. Maybe a clause on entrance visas waiving automatic rights to the infants born to women who are pregnant on arrival. It just seems wrong that a person can be born here and then never spend any time with Americans, or learn anything about America, and still have a voice in our political system. Immigrants have to take classes and learn about America before they can vote. I don’t know what needs, or even if anything should, be done. I just know I find this situation uncomfortable.Respectfully,C.