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Sen. Dahm files bill prohibiting anchor baby citizenship in Oklahoma

OKLAHOMA CITY – Monday, Sen. Nathan Dahm, R-Broken Arrow, filed Senate Bill 1226 to prohibit illegal alien anchor babies from receiving citizenship in Oklahoma.

“Birthright citizenship was never the intent of the 14th Amendment,” Dahm said. “We remain one of the last western civilized nations that grants citizenship to anchor babies.”

The bill requires each birth certificate for a child born in Oklahoma include the citizenship of the parents. If neither of the parents are citizens of the United States, the child will not be granted U.S. or Oklahoma citizenship.

“We should not be rewarding people with the rights of citizenship when they’ve broken our laws” Dahm said. “I continue to oppose any form of amnesty. You have plenty of choices if you want a Republican to support the dreams of foreign kids over Oklahomans, but I’ll put the people and children of Oklahoma and America first.”

The bill also clarifies that those born to U.S. citizen parents residing in Oklahoma also have Oklahoma citizenship as required in the 14th Amendment.

“Those on the left may screech at the term ‘illegal aliens,’ as they say no person should be considered ‘illegal.’ In that case we could instead refer to them as lawbreaking foreigners because that’s what they are,” Dahm said. “We can no longer afford allowing spineless Republicans to reward these lawbreaking foreigners whether on behalf of big business or in an effort to compromise with the left by selling out our country. We must secure our border and eliminate birthright citizenship. If our current ‘leaders’ refuse to step up, we in Oklahoma can use our power to take a stand. I will always fight and lead the charge whether others do or not.”

Contact info

For more information, contact Sen. Nathan Dahm at 405-521-5551 or email