Trump vow to end birthright citizenship widely dismissed as unconstitutional

Who knows the court might rule correctly this time……..


House Speaker Paul Ryan (R-Wis.) said Tuesday that President Trump “obviously” can’t end birthright U.S. citizenship with an executive order, since it is protected explicitly under the 14th Amendment.

Legal scholars on the left and the right say that the Supreme Court has made it clear for more than a century that a clause saying that anyone born in the U.S. is a citizen provided they are under the jurisdiction of U.S. laws only provides for a few exceptions, such as in the case of the children of foreign diplomats or war-time enemies of the U.S. Trump said in an interview with Axios that he has been looking into ending birthright citizenship with an executive order.

Critics have called the remark the latest in a series of promises intended to rally Trump’s base ahead of next week’s midterm elections.

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