Lou Dobbs claims birthright citizenship led to an "explosion" of welfare in the 1960's

Lou Dobbs claims birthright citizenship led to an "explosion" of welfare in the 1960's

Dobbs: "It wasn't a coincidence... the explosion of the Great Society welfare system, which entitled then illegal immigrants so long as they claimed birthright citizenship"

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From the November 1 edition of Fox Business' Lou Dobbs Tonight

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GREG JARRETT (GUEST): Yes, and then the U.S. Supreme court weighed in the case of Elk vs Wilkins. They said, the 14th Amendment excludes children born in the U.S. of foreign citizens, that was the law of the land for almost a hundred years until the 1960s when the executive branch liberalized the meaning of it, incorrectly.

LOU DOBBS (HOST): And it did so in concert with what -- it wasn't a coincidence, was it, that it was the explosion of the Great Society welfare system, which entitled, then, illegal immigrants, so long as they claimed birthright citizenship, to participate in our welfare system. 

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Immigration Myths
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Fox Business News
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Lou Dobbs, Greg Jarrett
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Lou Dobbs Tonight
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