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12:05, 30 October 2018

Trump plans to sign executive order curbing birthright citizenship: report

Trump plans to sign executive order curbing birthright citizenship: report

President Trump said in a newly released interview he plans to sign an executive order ending so-known as &quotbirthright citizenship&quot for babies of non-citizens born on U.S. soil — a move that would mark a key overhaul of immigration policy and trigger an almost-particular legal battle.

Birthright citizenship allows any baby born on U.S.&#xA0soil to automatically be a U.S.&#xA0citizen.

The policy, which stems from a disputed&#xA0but long-recognized&#xA0interpretation of the 14th Amendment, has given rise to what Trump considers abuse of the immigration technique.&#xA0Trump told &quotAxios on HBO&quot that the U.S. is the only country in the globe &quotwhere a individual comes in and has a baby, and the baby is basically a citizen of the United States … with all of those benefits.&quot

Regardless of Trump’s claim, the U.S. is not the only nation to have birthright citizenship, but the policy is uncommon outside of the Americas.&#xA0Trump called birthright citizenship &quotridiculous&quot and mentioned that &quotit has to end.&quot

Under current policy, anyone born in the U.S. &#x2013 regardless of whether they are delivered&#xA0by a non-citizen or undocumented immigrant &#x2013 is deemed a citizen. The interpretation has been blamed for so-named ‘birth tourism’ and chain migration.

The 14th Amendment states: &quotAll 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.&quot

Trump, should he pursue the executive order, would face court challenges, and it remains unclear whether he could prevail. Many legal scholars would argue such a modify requires a constitutional amendment. But some conservatives argue the existing amendment holds area for interpretation.

Michael Anton, a former national safety adviser for Trump, pointed out in July that &quotthere&#x2019s a clause&#xA0in the middle of the amendment&#xA0that people ignore or they misinterpret &#x2013 subject to the jurisdiction thereof.&#x201D

&quotWhat they are saying is, if you are born on U.S. soil topic to the jurisdiction of the United States &#x2013 meaning you&#x2019re the kid of citizens or the child of legal immigrants, then you are entitled to citizenship,&#x201D Anton told Fox News&#x2019 Tucker Carlson in July. &#x201CIf you are here illegally, if you owe allegiance to a foreign nation, if you&#x2019re the citizen of a foreign country, that clause does not apply to you.&#x201D

The interview was released after&#xA0Trump told Fox News&#xA0that Central American migrants who are approaching the U.S.-Mexico border in caravans are &quotwasting their time&quot and vowed, &quotthey are not coming in.&quot

Trump&#xA0spoke to &quotThe Ingraham Angle&quot&#xA0hours after the Pentagon announced it would deploy some five,200 troops to the southern border in what the commander of U.S. Northern Command described as an work to &quotharden the southern border&quot by stiffening defenses at and near legal entry points.

&quotWhen they are captured, we don’t let them out,&quot Trump told host Laura Ingraham. &quotWe’re not letting them out …&#xA0We’re not catching, we’re not releasing … We’re not letting them into this country.&quot

Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals judge James C. Ho, who was appointed by Trump, has argued that it would be &#x201Cunconstitutional&#x201D to modify how the 14th amendment was written and that the line topic to debate applies to the legal obligation of all foreigners and immigrants to comply with U.S. law, Axios reported.

Fox News’ Samuel Chamberlain contributed to this report

Published at Tue, 30 Oct 2018 10:19:16 +0000

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