Donald Trump threatens to sign executive order ending birthright citizenship

01 November, 2018, 19:19 | Author: Clarence Schmidt
  • Trump Is Planning to End Birthright Citizenship Through Executive Order

McCarthy said he does not believe that Trump would be able to use an executive order on this critical issue, explaining that Congress would have to act.

In the USA, birthright citizenship is enshrined in the 14th Amendment to the Constitution.

Colbert, who openly supports Democrats and once cooed "I miss you" after playing a clip of former President Barack Obama, said "please don't say that".

"It's called demagoguery-fanning flames of hatred & false fear, & offering unlawful, ineffectual solutions like an executive order ending birthright citizenship".

Here's what the 14th amendment says on the matter: "All persons born or naturalized in the United States, and subject to the jurisdiction thereof, are citizens of the United States and of the State wherein they reside".

Anyone born in the U.S., including children of non-citizens and illegal immigrants, automatically qualifies to become an American citizen by virtue of being born on the American soil. "Guess what? You don't", Mr. Trump said. "It's ridiculous. It's ridiculous".

According to Axios, over 30 countries, most in the Western Hemisphere provide birthright citizenship.

But Trump claimed he has the power to do it.


The 14th Amendment guarantees that right for children born in the US.

Here's what you need to know about the 14th Amendment. What's even scarier is that even if he decides to sign an "executive order", there is no branch of government to stop him.

Trump's potential legal argument for overriding the common interpretation of the 14th Amendment and the INA, both ratified by Congress, amounts to challenging whether or not unauthorized immigrants to the United States are "subject to the jurisdiction" of the US.

"I think the 14th Amendment is clear in enshrining birthright citizenship in the law, and there is interpretive case law from the Supreme Court supporting this", Siskind told Business Insider.

Trump's administration announced on Monday it would send about 5,200 troops to the southern border with Mexico by the end of the week to head off a caravan of migrants.

An executive order is "in the process".

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Axios said its full interview with Trump will air on Sunday evening, eastern United States time. In summer 2010, Graham considered introducing a constitutional amendment to change existing law to end birthright citizenship.

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