Donald Trump Threatened to Unilaterally Revoke Citizenship of Children Born to Non-Citizens
Type: Anti ImmigrantOct 30 2018 Severity: About: Immigration
& 14th Amendment
Donald Trump threatened to sign an executive order terminating birthright citizenship for children born in the United States to non-citizen parents, something that will certainly spark a legal challenge considering the 14th Amendment to the Constitution is unambiguous in its language. The very first words in Section I of the 14th Amendment read "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."
Quote | The promised executive order would very likely run afoul of the 14th Amendment.
“It was always told to me that you needed a constitutional amendment. Guess what? You don’t. Now they’re saying I can do it just with an executive order. We’re the only country in the world where a person comes, 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 has to end.”