Originally published by Slate Unlike the recent suggestions of President Donald Trump, you cannot end birthright citizenship with an executive order. Or even a bill in Congress. So says the Constitution. But don’t trust this president or the next Congress to necessarily agree with the plain meaning of these words. Or future federal officials. Or …
Pollster Emily Ekins said on Friday that birthright citizenship was a key reason why the U.S. has been so successful at assimilating immigrant populations.
With his promise to revoke, by executive order, the guarantee of birthright citizenship in America, President Trump has made the inconceivable possible.
During a time of rampant anti-Chinese sentiment, the Supreme Court ruled anyone born in the U.S. is automatically a citizen.
With his eyes squarely on next Tuesday’s elections, President Donald Trump is rushing out hardline immigration declarations, promises and actions as he tries to mobilize supporters to retain Republican control of Congress. His own campaign in 2016 concentrated on border fears, and that’s his final-week focus in the midterm fight.