United States may end birthright citizenship

United States may end birthright citizenship

United States may end birthright citizenship

Trump said in an interview with Axios that he would be using an executive order to end birthright citizenship, though such an action is legally dubious - if not outright unconstitutional.

Seeking to shore up support for Republicans ahead of the congressional elections next week, Trump told the Axios news website he would try to end the right of citizenship for US-born children of noncitizens and illegal immigrants.

"We're the only country in the world where a person comes in and has a baby, and the baby is essentially a citizen of the United States", Trump said.

"It's ridiculous. It's ridiculous". When he decided the Obama administration's executive order about a path to citizenship for children brought into our country illegally was illegal, Trump asked Congress with acting.

"Let me say this: Up until today, I would have said if the election were held today, we would win", she told Stephen Colbert on the Late Show Tuesday night.

When told the idea is disputed, Trump replied, "You can definitely do it with an act of Congress".

"What they are saying is, if you are born on USA soil subject to the jurisdiction of the United States - meaning you're the child of citizens or the child of legal immigrants, then you are entitled to citizenship", Anton told Fox News' Tucker Carlson in July. Conservatives have argued the citizenship provision for children applies only to those born to legal US citizens.

There are several countries that have birthright citizenship: Brazil, Jamaica, Argentina, Canada, among others. By extending citizenship to those born in the USA, the amendment nullified an 1857 Supreme Court decision - Dred Scott v. Sandford, which had held that those descended from slaves could not be citizens. "You don't", said Mr Trump. It'll happen with an executive order, " Mr Trump added.

He has vented his fury over a caravan of Central American migrants making its way to the US-Mexico border and is dispatching an additional 5,200 troops to bolster security. Michael Anton, a former national security official in the Trump administration, recently argued in the Washington Post that Trump could, via executive order, "specify to federal agencies that the children of non-citizens are not citizens" simply because they were born on United States soil. "Eventually if it gets to the Supreme Court, court has a choice do we accept that, are we going to say no and we're not going to hear that which makes district court the law of the land".

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