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A photo of Carlos Vélez-Ibáñez’s father, second from the right. Vélez-Ibáñez has family in both Sonora, Mexico, and in Arizona.

While more Republican presidential candidates are using “anchor baby” to talk about birthright citizenship, Americans at the center of the debate question the controversial term. "Even the notion of anchor baby is ridiculous," said Carlos Vélez-Ibáñez, an ASU professor. "People have been anchoring on both sides of the border for generations." Read more» 1