Trump plans order to end birthright citizenship for migrant babies

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President Donald Trump has announced plans to end birthright citizenship in the United States of America, his latest executive order ahead of the midterm elections.

That's according to an article on Fox News. Michael Anton, a former national security official in the Trump administration, recently argued in the Washington Post that Trump could, via executive order, "specify to federal agencies that the children of non-citizens are not citizens" simply because they were born on United States soil.

Some say Mr Trump could direct federal agencies that the U.S. constitution does not apply to non-citizens, while others say it would be an overreach of presidential power and would be held up in the courts.

"President Trump's new claim he can unilaterally end the Constitution's guarantee of citizenship shows Republicans' spiraling desperation to distract from their assault on Medicare, Medicaid and people with pre-existing conditions", House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi, D-Calif., said in an online statement. When he decided the Obama administration's executive order about a path to citizenship for children brought into our country illegally was illegal, Trump asked Congress with acting.

While Democrats often seize upon the term as racist or xenophobic, federal authorities have taken the practice seriously and amped up enforcement against a multimillion-dollar, so-called "birth tourism" business.

The president said White House lawyers are reviewing his proposal on revoking birthright although it is not clear how quickly he would act on an executive order.

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Legal experts say the president can not change it with the stroke of a pen - and political analysts question the timing. But some conservatives argue the existing amendment holds room for interpretation. "Phrase "and subject to the jurisdiction thereof" excludes mainly foreign diplomats, who are not subject to USA laws".

A legal challenge will force the courts to rule on a constitutional debate over the 14th Amendment, which states: "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 received a lot of pushback from lawmakers on both sides after making the comments, but Pelosi said it gave her party a big boost of optimism leading into next week's midterms.

Trump spoke to "The Ingraham Angle" hours after the Pentagon announced it would deploy some 5,200 troops to the southern border in what the commander of U.S. Northern Command described as an effort to "harden the southern border" by stiffening defenses at and near legal entry points. "We're not letting them out ..." "We're not letting them out. And it has to end", the US President, known for his aggressive rhetoric, said.

For example, the parents who entered the United States illegally would have to return to their native country for 10 years before they can return and be legalized.

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