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Trump Mulling End To Birthright Citizenship

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – U.S. President Donald Trump said yesterday that his administration was seriously looking at ending the right of citizenship for U.S.-born children of noncitizens and people who immigrated to the United States illegally.

“We’re looking at that very seriously, birthright citizenship, where you have a baby on our land, you walk over the border, have a baby – congratulations, the baby is now a U.S. citizen. …It’s frankly ridiculous,” Trump told reporters outside the White House.

Trump has made cracking down on immigration a central plank of his presidency and re-election campaign, but many of the administration’s sweeping rule changes and executive orders have been stymied by the courts.

The Republican president had told Axios news website in October 2018 that he would end “birthright citizenship” through an executive order.

Experts have said such a move would run afoul of the U.S. Constitution.

The Constitution’s 14th Amendment, passed after the Civil War to ensure that black Americans had full citizenship rights, granted citizenship to “all persons born or naturalized in the United States.”

It has since routinely been interpreted to grant citizenship to most people born in the United States, whether or not their parents are American citizens or legally living in the United States.

3 COMMENTS

  1. What else will this crazy dog,design to shame and torture inocent children.Kill the dog finish with the rabies

  2. Why doesnt he send his wife parents back to their country? This is probably the worst leader in a developed country since Adolf Hilter.

  3. This moranic idiot is the most embarrasing president of a country,its simply unbelievable.It just shows the mental retardness of the American people.Course they were looking for something diffrent,so they voted for a clown.They got it and sent America to the garbage disposal area,The world for Americans will never be the same.They wont be able to travel freely any more,they are hated were ever they go.Thanks to a… hole Trump but he will pay some day ,his days are numbered

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