Trump Moves To Stop Birthright Citizenship Given To Children Of Non-citizens and Unauthorized immigrants

President of the United States, Donald Trump, has hinted at plans to end the right to American citizenship for the children of non-citizens born in the US with executive order.

Birthright citizenship, as it is referred to in the US, is enshrined by the 14th amendment to the US constitution. But Trump has suggested in a TV interview with the breaking news site Axios that he would move unilaterally to sign an executive order that ended the right. Any such order would probably be instantly challenged in the courts.

Though Trump didn’t say when he would sign the order, it is still unclear if the President has the authority to strip citizenship of those born in the US with an executive order.

In the Tv interview with “Axios on HBO, Trump said;

“We’re the only country in the world where a person comes in, has a baby, and the baby is essentially a citizen of the United States for 85 years with all of those benefits,” 

“It’s ridiculous. It’s ridiculous. And it has to end,” he continued. “It was always told to me that you needed a constitutional amendment. Guess what? You don’t,” he said, adding that he has run it by his counsel.

“You can definitely do it with an act of Congress. But now they’re saying I can do it just with an executive order,” Trump said. The President didn’t provide any details of his plan, but said that “it’s in the process. It’ll happen.”
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