Published: Tue, October 30, 2018
Global News | By Blake Casey

Trump seeks to end birthright citizenship

Trump seeks to end birthright citizenship

In an interview with Axios, Trump said he intends to restrict birthright citizenship despite those who argue the 14th Amendment guarantees citizenship to all babies born in the United States. "And it has to end".

Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals judge James C. Ho, who was appointed by Trump, has argued that it would be "unconstitutional" to change how the 14th amendment was written and that the line subject to debate applies to the legal obligation of all foreigners and immigrants to follow USA law, Axios reported. Many countries provide for birthright citizenship, and the United States, a nation of immigrants, has a very long history of embracing this humane and practical protection.

An executive order is a power bestowed on United States presidents that allows them to use their discretion to decide how laws are enforced.

"I'm glad that the President is saying he's going to use whatever means necessary", Scalise said.

In our current understanding of the 14th Amendment and birthright citizenship, the existence of a permanent underclass of native born non-citizens ends at the first generation.

The practice extends citizenship to children born in the U.S., even if their parents are unauthorised immigrants.

A person familiar with internal White House debate says the topic of birthright citizenship has come up various times over at least the a year ago.

After an initial call for unity, Trump has increased his rhetoric against the media and undocumented immigrants, including a group of Central American migrants that is heading toward the USA through Mexico.

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Axios said its full interview with Trump will air on Sunday evening, eastern USA time.

Axios said its full interview with Trump would air Sunday. It also guarantees citizens "equal protection" under US law.

"The president can not 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, argued. The order would seek to put an end to the birthright citizenship to the kin of non-citizens born in the US.

Rather than the previous agreement - where we owe these children the protections of the Constitution, and they owe their allegiance to our flag - there is no such commitment made.

Mr Trump said America was the only country in the world to give birthright citizenship, although 30 other countries do so. "And it has to end", he continued.

He did not offer a time frame or any other details for the plan, only that he had been in talks with his White House counsel and believed it was within his power to do so.

"Obviously, even if he did, it would be subject to court challenge", he added. King's bill has nearly 50 co-sponsors in the House. A spokesman said Poliquin would be issuing a statement later in the day.

"They are not coming in", he said on "The Ingraham Angle".

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