anchor baby

People who use this expression want you to imagine a Mexican woman in a little boat throwing her own baby overboard and letting it sink to the bottom of the ocean.

It goes like this: One minute you’re listening to a boring speech about immigration law, and the next, you’re helplessly picturing a Mexican lady hurling an infant into the sea.

You haven’t learned anything about immigration law, but you have learned that the professional gasbag giving the speech thinks tons of Mexican women are clamoring to have babies on U.S. soil so they’ll be eligible to clean his house, legally, for minimum wage.