Everybody sees things from their own perspective and based on their own experience. We all know that I’m a Russian-speaking immigrant, and that gives me some insight into the Russian-speaking aspects of different issues. That also skews my vision in this direction.
Rich Russian-speaking bastards come to the US to have babies and get them US passports. Rich, in the Russian-speaking parts of the world, means a total bastard and criminal every single time. Two minutes ago I went on FB (I’m at work, sitting at an event where I have nothing to do but skim the Internet) and stumbled across yet another utterly cynical and disgusting discussion by these rich baby tourists.
I see absolutely no good purpose being served by handing out US passports to these people who only want a foothold in the US to launder money, avoid criminal prosecution in the US, or engage in criminal activities. I also don’t see how they are “subject to the jurisdiction thereof” if they are not even fucking here. I had to wait 15 years for my passport while living here, paying taxes, being a responsible resident, not breaking any rules, and clearly being “subject to the jurisdiction thereof.” The only advantage these bastards have over me is that they are dirty rich. And they are rich because they robbed people like me blind, forcing some of us (although admittedly not me) to leave the country.
So how is it fair or good to reward them for their ill-gained profits? Yeah, there aren’t that many of them, blah blah. That’s not helping me feel the unfairness any less acutely. There is a whole industry catering to these folks who come not only from the FSU, obviously, but from everywhere. And they don’t tend to be good people for obvious reasons.