Trump says birthright citizenship will be ended

Donald Trump reveals plans to end birthright citizenship for babies born to non-citizens

Donald Trump reveals plans to end birthright citizenship for babies born to non-citizens

"Illegal aliens and temporary visitors are not citizens of the United States by birth here don't have to be under 14th Amendment", said Kovach.

Speaker of the House Paul Ryan asserted Tuesday that "obviously" Trump could not upend that policy by executive order, drawing a tweeted rebuke from Trump. I will closely review President Trump's executive order.

Under the current laws, anyone born in the US irrespective of the nationality of parents, automatically becomes an American citizen. "It is not covered by the 14th Amendment because of the words 'subject to the jurisdiction thereof.' Many legal scholars agree". Trump has railed against illegal immigration, including several caravans of migrants from Central America slowly moving toward the US border. "The 14th Amendment has been in the Constitution for 150 years". And when he did differ with Trump, it was on the point of process, not explicitly coming down one way or the other whether birthright citizenship ought to be altered in the first place.

Speaking to reporters before leaving the White House for a campaign rally in Florida, Trump compared his plan to act by executive order to President Barack Obama's much-maligned decision to use executive action to provide protections from prosecution and a path to work status for some people brought to the US illegally as children. Trump, in an interview with Axios this week, promised to end, by executive order, birthright citizenship for "anchor babies" (children born in the United States to non-U.S. parents).

Amending the constitution involves the cooperation of either two-thirds of Congress or three-fourths of all states, neither is likely for changing birthright citizenship given the current political climate.

Children born to unauthorized immigrants in the United States under the current interpretation of immigration law gain access to U.S. benefits. "Oh, yeah? Everybody born here is a citizen, so says the Constitution".

Vice-President Mike Pence also came out in Mr. Trump's defence, saying, "The President has made clear is that we are looking at action that would reconsider birthright citizenship".

"I've always supported comprehensive immigration reform - and at the same time - the elimination of birthright citizenship", Graham added. Six of the Justices ruled that the phrase "and subject to the jurisdiction thereof" applied to any person required to obey United States laws, meaning even children of foreigners residing in the country permanently or temporarily.

"But the Supreme Court of the United States has never ruled on whether or not the language of the 14th amendment, subject to the jurisdiction thereof, applies specifically to people who are in the country illegally", Pence said.

During the 2016 presidential campaign, Trump called Ryan a "very weak and ineffective leader" after Ryan told fellow Republicans he would no longer defend Trump after the infamous "Access Hollywood" tape surfaced in which Trump could be heard bragging about groping women. "As a general matter, this is an issue that Congress should take the lead to carefully consider and debate".

"Illegals can be prosecuted, illegals can go to court and sue".

"We're a nation of immigrants so if I were to bet I would think the president is going to lose", he said.

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