American President, Donald Trump To End Citizenship By Birth Via Executive Order

Date: 30-10-2018 12:56 pm (3 years ago) | Author: kaygee
- at 30-10-2018 12:56 PM (3 years ago)

President Trump is planning an executive order he says would terminate the automatic right to citizenship for children born in the U.S. to noncitizens, a move most legal experts said would be unconstitutional and one that escalates his tough stance on immigration ahead of the midterm elections.

“It’s in the process. It’ll happen, with an executive order,” Mr. Trump said in an interview with Axios made public this morning.

“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,” Mr. Trump said. “It’s ridiculous. It’s ridiculous. And it has to end.”

In 2014, about 275,000 babies were born to unauthorized-immigrant parents, about 7% of the 4 million births that year, according to a Pew Research Center report on government data. Several countries around the world have some degree of birthright citizenship, or path to citizenship, including Canada and many Latin American countries.

Mr. Trump said he has discussed the issue with legal counsel: “It was always told to me that you needed a constitutional amendment. Guess what? You don’t.”

The White House didn’t provide further details of Mr. Trump’s plans. “We will let you know when we have an announcement,” White House Press Secretary Sarah Sanders said.

Opponents of such a move responded quickly."“The president cannot erase the Constitution with an executive order, and the 14th Amendment’s citizenship guarantee is clear,” Omar Jadwat, director of the ACLU’s Immigrants’ Rights Project, said in a statement. “This is a transparent and blatantly unconstitutional attempt to sow division and fan the flames of anti-immigrant hatred in the days ahead of the midterms.”

Posted: at 30-10-2018 12:56 PM (3 years ago) | Gistmaniac
- kp45 at 30-10-2018 01:05 PM (3 years ago)
Wait first let my wife give birth to the twins underway before you approve such law.
Posted: at 30-10-2018 01:05 PM (3 years ago) | Hero
- SOGaiya at 30-10-2018 10:21 PM (3 years ago)
everyone American birth the system is changing
Posted: at 30-10-2018 10:21 PM (3 years ago) | Gistmaniac