Trump vows to terminate birthright citizenship

Trump Is Planning to End Birthright Citizenship Through Executive Order

Trump Is Planning to End Birthright Citizenship Through Executive Order

"It's ridiculous. It's ridiculous". But one thing for sure for him is: "It's in the process".

But Judge James C. Ho, who Trump appointed to Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals, said changing how the law is applied would be "unconstitutional". "You can definitely do it with an Act of Congress".

Asked about the legality of such an executive order, Trump said "they're saying I can do it just with an executive order".

The president's comments come ahead of next week's mid-term election, in which immigration is a key issue for his GOP base. Rahm Emanuel recently announced that he will not seek re-election in the city he has led from crisis to disaster.

"Well, you obviously can not do that".

Changing an amendment in the Constitution would require the support of two-thirds of the US House of Representatives and the Senate as well as the backing of three-quarters of US state legislatures at a constitutional convention.

The wording of the 14th amendment has always been disputed if it guarantees citizenship to everyone born on US soil.

Michael Anton, a former national security adviser for Trump, pointed out in July that "there's a clause in the middle of the amendment that people ignore or they misinterpret - subject to the jurisdiction thereof". To claim that the United States is the only nation with a citizenship policy of its kind, however, is just not true.

The country is unique for its citizenship rules.

Trump denies that China, Russia monitor his personal cellphone calls
Trump's cell phone use has been noted throughout his tenure, and security experts have raised concerns in the past. Trump's aides have repeatedly warned him that his cellphone calls are not secure, The New York Times said.

It is disputed whether Mr Trump could remove the right of babies of non-citizens born in the U.S. to citizenship.

Johnson told WTMJ Radio of Milwaukee that only about 30 countries grant birthright citizenship, and that a number of major countries have repealed it "because it doesn't make sense".

Native Americans were considered members only of their sovereign Indian tribes, until Congress extended blanket citizenship in 1924. So far, according to NPR, the courts have held up that it does except for children born to foreign diplomats. But the hysterical overreaction by his critics proves how right Trump is.

The potential move, which would likely trigger numerous legal challenges, would seek to end the conferring of citizenship to children of non-citizens who are born in the USA - which is now guaranteed by the 14th Amendment.

Republican Gov. Scott Walker, who once appeared open to ending birthright citizenship, dodged the issue.

Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals judge James C. Ho, who was appointed by Trump, has argued that it would be "unconstitutional" to change how the 14th amendment was written and that the line subject to debate applies to the legal obligation of all foreigners and immigrants to follow USA law, Axios reported.

The ACLU was also bitterly opposed to Trump's policy of vetting travelers from countries that are hotbeds of terrorism.

"I don't think they have American citizenship and if you speak to some very, very good lawyers - and I know some will disagree, but many of them agree with me - and you're going to find they do not have American citizenship", Trump told Fox News in 2015.

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