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” It’s going on. It will happen with an executive order, “he said, admitting he was consulted with the White House Council on the matter. 19659009] During the 14th amendment, citizenship granted to children born in the United States or in US territories to parents of immigrants to
Hours later, President Paul Ryan, R-Wis., who rarely violates the president, rejected Trump’s comments and declared that the president “can not terminate the birth certificate citizenship with an executive order.”
“Of course you can not do it. You can not terminate birth certificate citizenship with an executive order. We did not like it when Obama tried to swap immigration laws through executive action, and apparently as a conservative, we believe in the Constitution, Ryan says to WVLK radio. “I’m a believer in following the simple text of the Constitution and I think in this case, the 14th amendment is quite clear, and that would mean a very long-term constitutional process.”
“I believe in interpreting the constitution as it is written, and that means you can not do something like this by executing orders, “Allow Ryan.
Trump had commented on” Axios on HBO. “Cut of the interview was released Tuesday morning, but the whole interview will fly on Sunday night.
“It was always told me that you needed a constitutional change. Guess what? You do not, Trump said. “You can definitely do it with a congressional treaty. But now they say I can do it only with an executive order.”
Later on Tuesday, Vice President Mike Pence Trumps recalled comments and told a Politico Playbook panel that “we are watching on actions that would reconsider birthright citizenship. “
Later Lindsey Graham, RS.C., a close Trump ally, said he would introduce legislation in the Senate that would terminate the right to birthright.
“This policy is a magnet for illegal immigration, out of the ordinary of the developed world, and has to end,” says Graham. “I plan to introduce legislation in the same way as the proposed Executive Order from President Trump. “
Democrats hit Trump after his interview.
“President Trump’s new assertion that he can unilaterally end the constitution’s guarantee of citizenship shows the republicans’ desperation to distract from their attacks on Medicare, Medicaid, and people with existing conditions,” said house ministry leader Nancy Pelosi, D-Calif. “The president has no power to erase parts of the constitution, but he and the GOP Congress have spent two years trying to erase protection for people with existing conditions.”
The United States is not the only nation in the world to grant birthright citizenship, as Trump stated. In fact, by 2015, at least 32 other nations had passed laws that grant some form of birthright citizenship, according to Politifact.
An investigation from the NBC News / Wall Street Journal in September 2017 showed that 65 percent of Americans believe in the United States should continue to grant citizenship to all children born in the country. Only 30 percent said this should be changed so that children of immigrant immigrants are not automatically granted citizenship.
Trump’s executive order, if and when it is signed, will almost certainly be faced with legal challenges because birth rights citizenship is rooted in the interpretation of a constitutional amendment. “Citizenship Clause” in the 14th amendment states that “All persons born or naturalized in the United States, and subject to their jurisdiction, are citizens of the United States and in the state of their residence.”
Many legal researchers believe that the issue was settled by a decision of 1898 by the US Supreme Court involving a man born in the United States to Chinese parents who lived here legally.
After a trip abroad, Wong Kim Ark was blocked from returning into the country because he was not a citizen. He knocked back and won. With a 6-2 vote, the court ruled that the 14th amendment applies to virtually all born in the United States, except children from US enemies or foreign diplomats or children born on domestic US reservations, considered sovereign units. 19659009] Almost 100 years later, in 1982, the Supreme Court used languages that seemed to indicate the protection applied to children of illegal immigrants.
In the Plyler vs. Doe case, Texas has to provide free public education for accredited children, the court said in a footnote that “no credible distinction with regard to the 14th right of amendment” can be drawn between resident aliens whose access to the United States were legal and immigrated aliens whose entry was illegal. “
Some Conservatives, however, argue that the court has never explicitly answered the question and that citizenship should be based on mutual consent and apply in cases where parents agree to submit to US law in return for the privilege of bringing their children to announced citizens.  Other investigations of immigration signed by Trump – including the various iterations of his travel cars – were challenged in court, with the aim of the President’s final ban to submit to the Supreme Court (the court decided to uphold the last ban.)
Trump’s presidential campaign, in 2016, had called for “birthright citizenship to cease” but had not yet been taken as president.
But in recent weeks, Trump has renewed its drive to stop immigrants coming across the border, often tweeted on the subject and vowing to draw drastic measures.  In such a step, the Pentagon announced that it will distribute 5 200 additional troops to the US-Mexico border at the end of the week to stop thousands of immigrants and refugees from a caravan from entering the country.