Published: Thu, November 01, 2018
Global Media | By Derrick Guzman

Will Trump end the Chinese boom in U.S. birthright citizenship?

Will Trump end the Chinese boom in U.S. birthright citizenship?

United States President, Donald Trump, has pledged to end birthright citizenship, the latest salvo in his ever-expanding drive to crack down on illegal immigration.

He also claimed that what he terms "so-called Birthright Citizenship" is "not covered by the 14th Amendment".

Ryan should be focusing on preserving the Republican majority in the House of Representatives, Trump tweeted on Wednesday, rather than giving opinions on the issue of birthright citizenship, "something he knows nothing about!".

In a statement on October 31, Reid said he "made a mistake" by proposing a bill that would alter birthright citizenship, claiming that his wife confronted him shortly after and changed his mind.

TRUMP: "It was always told to me that you needed a constitutional amendment. Oh, yeah? Everybody born here is a citizen, so says the Constitution". It later was used to guarantee citizenship to all babies born on U.S. soil after court challenges, including one that led to an 1898 decision by the U.S. Supreme Court.

In Trump's Monday interview with Fox, he said the USA also plans to build tent cities to house migrants seeking asylum, who would be detained until their cases were completed.


"We will keep the criminals, the drug dealers, we will keep them all out of our country", he said.

During the interview on Tuesday, Ryan quickly sought to emphasize common ground with the President on immigration policy, despite saying that it was not possible to end birthright citizenship via executive order.

He added that "We're the only country in the world where a person comes in and has a baby, and the baby is essentially a citizen of the United States".

The president also tweeted about Democrat Harry Reid, who in 1993 called for the end of the birthright policy. "The 14th Amendment has been in the Constitution for 150 years". The US President revealed his plans to sign an executive order that would undo the birthright citizenship. During the interview, the retiring speaker reiterated that Republicans are in "total agreement" with the president on illegal immigration and border security. "Guess what? You don't", Trump told an interviewer on Monday.

"Where we obviously totally agree with the President is getting at the root issue here, which is unchecked illegal immigration", Ryan said.

"This has not been a serious debate other than in academic circles", said Napolitano.


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.

Trump also said the issue would ultimately be decided by the Supreme Court.

There is ZERO chance either Gorsuch or Kavanaugh would find that a phone and a pen can abrogate the 14th Amendment.

Trump says he will send more than 5,000 military troops to the Mexican border to help defend against caravans of Central American migrants who are on foot and still hundreds of miles away. And 84 years later in its 1982 ruling in Plyler v. Doe, the Supreme Court ruled that even if one enters the USA illegally, they were within US jurisdiction-which means that any of their US -born children enjoy 14th Amendment protections. Former White House official Michael Anton argued in The Washington Post last July that the amendment is being misread.

"Guess again. If you break our laws by entering this country without permission and give birth to a child, we reward that child with USA citizenship and guarantee a full access to all public and social services this society provides". Most are in the Americas.


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