As the Republican party attempts to formulate a respectable position on immigration, several of its presidential candidates are responding to Jeb Bush's use of the term "anchor babies" in an interview a few days ago to describe the children of non-citizens who enter the country while pregnant and then give birth here. The children are citizens of the United States, even though the parents aren't, and (in Governor Bush's view) give their parents a leg up on obtaining legal immigrant status. Donald Trump has defended using the term.
Donald Trump was born in the United States, but two of his three wives were born abroad and became citizens only after marrying Mr. Trump. I await with great interest the day when Governor Bush or another GOP candidate will tag Mr. Trump as a two-time anchor husband.