Did GOP Fave Mia Love Lie About Immigration Background?

Discrepancy with politician's family immigration surfaces

From Clutch Magazine.

Utah congressional candidate Mia Love has quickly become the Republican party’s political darling, having passionately championed conservatism at the Republican National Convention. Love, who is the daughter of immigrants, will become the first Haitian-American member of congress if elected in the November general election.

Though Love has been vocal about her immigrant background and has a rather strict stance on immigration in the United States, recent reports from Mother Jones suggests that Love was considered to be an “anchor baby.” Anchor baby is a term used to refer to babies born in the U.S. to help gain a family’s citizenship. Love reportedly criticized families that utilized anchor babies to garner American citizenship.

Reportedly in a past interview, Love said that she was her parents’ miracle baby after being born in the U.S., giving her parents the chance to send for Love’s older siblings. According to Love, there was an immigration law in the 1970s that allowed immigrants to gain citizenship if they have a child that is born in the U.S. Some reported experts have disputed any such law ever existed.

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  • mizzmax19

    So, if an “anchor” baby is not used, then how else would the family get access to come to the US….unless they marry a U.S. Citizen…Love is no fool, she KNOWS the system and it has benefited her family has well. Even hainge a child born in the US, the process still takes many years to even get a green card. I am a US child and my Mom came from anothe country, during the 70′s she was under the amnesty act that allowed her to gain a greencard so I never had to help any of my family members gain access into the US.

    • mizzmax19

      Sorry, I meant “having” and not “hainge”, where did that word come from?