"The degree to which the immigration debate has coarsened over the last
few years is no more evident than in the pages of the recently released
fifth edition of the New American Heritage Dictionary. Among the new
entries is the term 'anchor baby.' You might think that the definition
would read something like: slang, a pejorative description of a child
born in the United States to parents without legal status, implying that
the parents intend to leverage the child’s citizenship to 'anchor'
their own presence in the U.S. You would be wrong." - Mary Giovagnoli, Dec. 2, 2011.