Following a critical blog piece by Mary Giovagnoli, the director of the Immigration Policy Center, a pro-immigration research group in Washington, the dictionary updated its online definition to indicate that the term is "offensive", similar to its entries on ethnic slurs. Offensive Used as a disparaging term for a child born to a noncitizen mother in a country that grants automatic citizenship to children born on its soil, especially when the child's birthplace is thought to have been chosen in order to improve the mother's or other relatives' chances of securing eventual citizenship.
Early life[ edit ] Holmes was born in West MemphisArkansas and is the younger of two children. His family gave him the nickname "T. Holmes attended the University of Arkansas where he earned a degree in broadcast journalism.
He drove to Joplin from the University of Arkansas campus to hand-deliver his resume and reel. He was hired on the spot. Holmes spent less than a year at KSNF as a producer, assignment reporter, and weekend anchor. Within a year, he was promoted to weekend anchor.
While at KNTVhe covered numerous other stories that garnered national attention, including the historic recall election of California Gov. Gray Davis that resulted in the election of Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger ; and, the double murder trial of Scott Peterson.
Holmes then anchored the newscast solo. Holmes also anchored from Ground Zero on the 10th anniversary of the September 11th attacks. Holmes secured some of the first stories from the survivors of the US Airways Flight that crash landed in the Hudson River in January Holmes also reported from the campus of the University of Mississippi during the first presidential debate between Sens.
John McCain and Barack Obama. Holmes also anchored significant news stories, including Saddam Hussein's execution inthe terrorist attacks in Mumbai, India inand the terrorist attacks at the Glasgow Airport in Holmes contributed to CNN 's coverage of the Deepwater Horizon oil spill and coverage of the presidential primary campaigns, both of which garnered Peabody Awards.
In a statement, BET revealed: Holmes coming to our fold. He's been an outstanding news anchor and we look forward to working with him in a variety of new ways on BET ," said Stephen G. It's a challenge that we are happy to have. Airing Monday through Thursday, Holmes will deliver smart, biting social commentary on significant issues important to the black community.
ABC News[ edit ] T. On December 23, he was made the permanent co-host of WNN.
He later married Amy Ferson, however the two divorced in In Novemberthe couple announced they are expecting their first child in January Republican presidential candidates are jostling to stake out positions on birthright citizenship and “anchor babies,” as immigration takes center stage in the primary race.
The issue highlights the fine line Republicans seek to walk in pleasing hard-line conservatives in the primary without alienating swing voters in the general election. Nov 18, · Anchor babies/Millstone babies: Here's what all citizens should know about that.
- page 3 - Conservative Politics Conservative Political Forum Political Discussion and Debate» Anchor babies/Millstone babies: Here's what all citizens should know about that. GOP presidential candidate Jeb Bush draws fire for blaming Asians in the on-going debate over the use of the controversial term "anchor babies.".
Anchor babies serve as a foundation to get citizenship for their families which is negatively affecting U.S. population growth. When anchor babies reach the age of 21 "they become eligible to sponsor for legal immigration most of their relatives, including their illegal-alien mothers" (Birthright, n.d.).
Aug 22, · And in theory, when these anchor babies turn 21, they could apply for the rest of their family to legally immigrate.
Democrats are hitting out at their GOP opponents for using the phrase to.
They also know that anchor babies’ mothers are not deported. In , the Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors reported that two-thirds of births in L.A.