By Marc A. Thiessen | PUBLISHED: October 31, 2018 at 12:55 pm | UPDATED: October 31, 2018 at 12:55 pm WASHINGTON — In an interview for “Axios on HBO,” President Trump announced he will sign an executive order ending birthright citizenship. When challenged on the constitutionality of doing this by executive order, Trump replied: “You can definitely do it with an act of Congress. But now they’re saying I can do it just with an executive order.” This is simply untrue. The 14th Amendment — which declares, “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” — cannot be changed by executive order, or even by an act of Congress. It would require a constitutional amendment. Not long ago, Trump revoked President Barack Obama’s Deferred Action on Childhood Arrivals (DACA) because, as he correctly pointed out, it … [Read more...] about Thiessen: Can Trump truly end birthright citizenship?
Trump reportedly to sign executive order ending birthright citizenship
John Wagner and Felicia Sonmez, The Washington Post Published 10:23 am PDT, Wednesday, October 31, 2018 President Donald Trump speaks during a immigration event with "Angel Families" in the South Court Auditorium of the Eisenhower Executive Office Building on the White House complex on Friday, June 22, 2018. President Donald Trump speaks during a immigration event with "Angel Families" in the South Court Auditorium of the Eisenhower Executive Office Building on the White House complex on Friday, June 22, 2018. Photo: Washington Post Photo By Jabin Botsford House Speaker Paul Ryan, a Republican from Wisconsin, right, laughs as U.S. President Donald Trump speaks during a meeting with Republican Congressional Leadership in the Roosevelt Room of the White House in Washington, D.C., U.S., on Wednesday, Sept. 5, 2018. Photographer: Yuri Gripas/Bloomberg less House Speaker Paul Ryan, a Republican from … [Read more...] about Trump rebukes Ryan, says he’ll end birthright citizenship ‘one way or the other’
Kathleen Hunter and Terrence Dopp, Bloomberg Published 10:56 am PDT, Tuesday, October 30, 2018 In this Oct. 27, 2018, photo, President Donald Trump speaks during a rally at Southern Illinois Airport in Murphysboro, Ill. Eager to focus voters on immigration in the lead-up to the midterm elections, Trump on Oct. 29 escalated his threats against a migrant caravan trudging slowly toward the U.S. border as the Pentagon prepared to deploy thousands of U.S. troops to support the border patrol. less In this Oct. 27, 2018, photo, President Donald Trump speaks during a rally at Southern Illinois Airport in Murphysboro, Ill. Eager to focus voters on immigration in the lead-up to the midterm elections, Trump ... more Photo: Jeff Roberson, AP As the immigration debate rages on, take a look at what photographers are seeing through their visual reporting. As the immigration debate rages on, take a look at what … [Read more...] about Trump Says He’ll End Birthright Citizenship With Executive Order
close Video Birthright citizenship explained What is birthright citizenship and why are there disagreements on its interpretation? President Trump recently announced plans to sign an executive order that would seek the end of automatic "birthright citizenship" for babies of non-citizens born in the U.S., a policy he's described as "ridiculous." While Trump claims the controversial move could "definitely" be accomplished with legislation, others argue it would result in a locked legal battle. "It was always told to me that you needed a constitutional amendment. Guess what? You don't," Trump told "Axios on HBO" on Oct. 30, claiming he could do it with an executive order, though he didn't provide further details. Democrats were quick to dispute Trump's declaration, calling it a distraction and unconstitutional. TRUMP PLANS TO SIGN EXECUTIVE ORDER CURBING BIRTHRIGHT CITIZENSHIP: REPORT “President Trump’s new claim he can unilaterally … [Read more...] about What does the 14th Amendment actually say? A look at the citizenship clause Trump plans to challenge
close Video Trump on key midterm races, stopping the migrant caravan President Donald Trump said in an interview posted on Tuesday that he intends to sign an executive order that would terminate birthright citizenships in part of an effort to end "anchor babies" and "chain migration." Trump told "Axios on HBO," that the U.S. is the only country in the world "where a person comes in and has a baby, and the baby is essentially a citizen of the United States ... with all of those benefits." Trump called birthright citizenship "ridiculous" and that "it has to end." Under the Constitution, anyone born in the U.S. – regardless of whether it is by a non-citizen or unauthorized immigrant – is considered a citizen. The 14th Amendment has been interpreted to mean that any woman who gives birth on American soil has given birth to a U.S. citizen. The interpretation has been blamed for so-called 'birth tourism' and chain migration. Michael Anton, a former national … [Read more...] about Trump plans to sign executive order ending birthright citizenship: Axios