The anchor baby debate continues.
Although we may be close to an immigration reform bill, after nearly a year of political deliberations, the anchor baby rhetoric still lives.
In the fall of 2011, when the American Heritage Dictionary decided to revise its definition of Anchor Babies to note the term is primarily used as a slur, it seemed the debate had neared the end.
Unfortunately, the issue never died. Its use merely subsided in public circles.
The issue recently arose again following Wisconsin Representative Paul Ryan’s comments at a community forum about immigration reform.