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In desperation, Matheson supporters and left-wing publications like Mother Jones are attacking Love’s family, trying to make the case that they came here illegally and Love is an Anchor Baby. That attack does not hold up....

Except when they quote her as saying exactly that.

"My parents have always told me I was a miracle and our family's ticket to America."

It looks as if Mia Love was the “anchor baby” that helped her family stay in the United States after all....

In 2011, Love described her birth in the U.S. as “our family’s ticket to America” because it allowed her parents to beat a deadline in the law and gain “citizenship.” Her story suggested that she was what members of her party derisively call an “anchor baby.”...

....Never mind that it’s Love herself who made her family’s immigration history a central part of her campaign....She uses stories about her immigrant parents to justify her proposals to eliminate student loans, the Earned Income Tax Credit, and the food stamp program. Because after all, if her parents came here legally and never had to “turn to Washington” for help, why can’t the rest of the country get it together?
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