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    Exclusive: Trump to terminate birthright citizenship

    President Trump plans to sign an executive order that would remove the right to citizenship for babies of non-citizens and unauthorized immigrants born on U.S. soil, he said yesterday in an exclusive interview for "Axios on HBO," a new four-part documentary news series debuting on HBO this Sunday at 6:30 p.m. ET/PT.

    Why it matters: This would be the most dramatic move yet in Trump's hardline immigration campaign, this time targeting "anchor babies" and "chain migration." And it will set off another stand-off with the courts, as Trump’s power to do this through executive action is debatable to say the least.

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    https://www.axios.com/trump-birthrig...1fd72ea82.html



    If allowed to stand, this would be a significant battle in the war against illegal migration.
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    Re: Exclusive: Trump to terminate birthright citizenship

    I think he is going to find out the hard way, just how hard it is to amend the Constitution.
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    Re: Exclusive: Trump to terminate birthright citizenship

    It will not be allowed to stand as the Constitution is very very clear:

    Section 1. 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.

    This is all about an authoritarian leaning right wing president simply sucking up to the racist and xenophobic deplorables who make up so much of his base. He wants them to believe he has done something for them when all he has done is spit on the Constitution.

    The Constitution would have to be amended to achieve what trump wants to do.
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    Re: Exclusive: Trump to terminate birthright citizenship

    I highly doubt this is gonna go through. If he does try, it's gonna get immediately challenged.
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    Re: Exclusive: Trump to terminate birthright citizenship

    Quote Originally Posted by Superfly View Post
    I think he is going to find out the hard way, just how hard it is to amend the Constitution.
    He is just pandering to his sheep, as with many other issues he will find it is hard work and simply give up while blaming everyone else.

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    Re: Exclusive: Trump to terminate birthright citizenship

    Quote Originally Posted by Casper View Post
    He is just pandering to his sheep, as with many other issues he will find it is hard work and simply give up while blaming everyone else.
    Yeah. "Them damn obstructionist Dems won't let me change the Constitution."

    Yeah, we won't. Good.
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    Re: Exclusive: Trump to terminate birthright citizenship

    I really don't have any idea what it would take to amend an amendment, but I do think it will be good to have Constitutional scholars argue the merits of what this amendment was meant for when it was adopted, as compared to how it is abused today.

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    Re: Exclusive: Trump to terminate birthright citizenship

    Best I can find on this, Trump is setting himself up for a Constitutional challenge that speaks right to the 14th Amendment.

    And of course Trump is telling more falsehoods when selling this saying "We're the only country in the world where a person comes in, has a baby, and the baby is essentially a citizen of the United States"... yet Canada, Mexico, most of South America also has birthright citizenship.
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    Re: Exclusive: Trump to terminate birthright citizenship

    Quote Originally Posted by WCH View Post
    President Trump plans to sign an executive order that would remove the right to citizenship for babies of non-citizens and unauthorized immigrants born on U.S. soil, he said yesterday in an exclusive interview for "Axios on HBO," a new four-part documentary news series debuting on HBO this Sunday at 6:30 p.m. ET/PT.

    Why it matters: This would be the most dramatic move yet in Trump's hardline immigration campaign, this time targeting "anchor babies" and "chain migration." And it will set off another stand-off with the courts, as Trump’s power to do this through executive action is debatable to say the least.

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    https://www.axios.com/trump-birthrig...1fd72ea82.html



    If allowed to stand, this would be a significant battle in the war against illegal migration.
    I dont see where it would be legal to do it this way, but we certainly need to remove citizenship based on where you are born. Natural citizenship should only go to someone born to a citizen.

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    Re: Exclusive: Trump to terminate birthright citizenship

    Quote Originally Posted by Superfly View Post
    Yeah. "Them damn obstructionist Dems won't let me change the Constitution."

    Yeah, we won't. Good.
    The Left attempts to subvert the Constitution on a regular basis. Y'all should be thrilled.

    Why exactly do you oppose this move? [other than because it's Trump's doing]
    Last edited by WCH; 10-30-18 at 08:26 AM.
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