Trump to end citizenship for children born in USA to non-citizens

Trump to end citizenship for children born in USA to non-citizens

Trump to end citizenship for children born in USA to non-citizens

"Guess what? You don't", Mr. Trump said about ending birthright citizenship.

The president's comments came as he sent more than 5,200 troops to help immigration officials secure the border as a caravan of Central American migrants makes its way on foot north. As Reason's Elizabeth Nolan Brown explained, birthright citizenship grants American citizenship to anyone born on US soil.

Experts have warned Mr Trump that should he sign an executive order to block citizenship for people born in the United States to illegal immigrants or non-citizens he should expect to face another similar legal battle.

President Donald Trump has astonished legal scholars with his claim that he can end birthright citizenship with a swipe of his pen.

Roughly 30 countries, including Canada, offer birthright citizenship to babies born to undocumented parents.

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. The US President has already intensified his pledge to take a hard line on immigration.

Administration officials say there likely would be no decisions until after the midterms.

"It was always told to me that you needed a constitutional amendment", Trump stated.

If Trump moves ahead with his plan, Krikorian said via Twitter, "the order will be enjoined, case will eventually reach SCOTUS, which then will finally have to rule on the meaning of "subject to the jurisdiction".

The President didn't provide any details of his plan, but said that "it's in the process".

Donald Trump plans to push an executive order to end the right of U.S. citizenship to children born in the United States to non-citizens and immigrants in the country illegally, he told Axios in an interview published on Tuesday, a move that would prompt a constitutional fight. There is also legislation in Congress sponsored by Rep. Steve King (R-Iowa) that would end birthright citizenship.

Mr. Trump told "Axios on HBO" that he plans to sign an executive order to "remove the right to citizenship for babies of non-citizens and unauthorized immigrants born on USA -soil".

As it stands, children born to non-US citizens on American soil have the right to USA citizenship in almost all circumstances.

Trump told Axios in an interview released on Tuesday that he believes he can get rid of birthright citizenship by using an executive order.

Trump says White House lawyers are reviewing his proposal.

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