Trump Mulling with Ending Birthright Citizenship Of..

Trump Mulling with Ending Birthright Citizenship Of..

In his latest hardline immigration rhetoric ahead of the midterm congressional elections, Mr. Trump, in an interview with Axios, has said birthright citizenship "has to end" and that it would "with an executive order". "Guess what? You don't", President Donald Trump told a reporter for Axios on HBO. However, the president is confident in his ability to overturn the law. Because birthright citizenship is protected by the Constitution, Trump's executive order will likely force courts to enter a constitutional debate over the 14th Amendment. You don't have to do it. Following the Civil War, Congress adopted the 1866 Civil Rights Act, which determined that "all persons born in the United States and not subject to any foreign power, excluding Indians not taxed, are hereby declared to be citizens of the United States".

Trump did not say when he would sign the order, and some of his past promises to use executive action have gone unfulfilled.

A portion of the interview was released on October 30, 2018. The president revealed his plans during an interview with Axios, which aired on the morning of October 30.

But some right-wing politicians have argued that the Amendment was only meant to give citizenship to youngsters born in America to lawful permanent residents - not "unauthorised immigrants or those on temporary visas". "And it has to end".

The proposal coincided with Trump's decision to send more than 5,000 troops to the USA border with Mexico to head off a caravan of Central American migrants-another move that his critics have said was timed for the election on November 6. "We are in the process". It's unclear how quickly he'd act on an executive order to fulfil the idea he first proposed on the campaign trail in 2015. "That's what you're talking about".

The White House didn't immediately respond to requests for comment from ABC News on Tuesday about Trump's proposed executive order.

Some conservatives have long pushed for an end to the guarantee of birthright citizenship, a view Trump echoed.

Most scholars believe ending birthright citizenship would require a constitutional amendment.

American history familiar to many high school students demonstrates how wrong birthright citizenship is. All of the countries in Europe grant citizenship by jus sanguinis - by "right of blood". "The only way to eliminate birthright citizenship would be through a new Constitutional amendment", he said. "I applaud President Trump's courageous leadership to fix our immigration crisis, which Senator Baldwin has failed to fix and has resulted in free education and healthcare benefits for illegal immigrants".

Graham noted that birthright citizenship is taken advantage of by not only illegal immigrants from Central America but also a number of people from Russian Federation, the Middle East, and other areas, who visit the United States while pregnant just to get citizenship for their baby. Majority do not offer automatic birthright citizenship, but the U.S.is not the only who does.

"We've got this notion that just kind of developed over the last 40 or 50 years that is completely without any sort of legal authority", said John Eastman, a constitutional law professor at Chapman University and a senior fellow at the Claremont Institute.

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