Donald Trump threatens to sign executive order ending birthright citizenship

Donald Trump threatens to sign executive order ending birthright citizenship

President Donald Trump shocked the country on Tuesday when he said he'd try using an executive order to end birthright citizenship in the US, but House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi dismissed the claim as a baseless scare tactic.

Lindsey Graham announced on Twitter Tuesday morning that he will introduce legislation similar to any executive order President Trump might issue ending birthright citizenship in the United States.

Anyone born in the United States, including children of non-citizens and illegal immigrants, automatically qualifies to become an American citizen by virtue of being born on the American soil.

Americans "cherish the language of the 14th Amendment", Pence told Politico Playbook, "but the Supreme Court of the United States has never ruled on whether or not the language of the 14th Amendment subject to the jurisdiction thereof applies specifically to people who are in the country illegally".

"It's ridiculous. It's ridiculous".

"You can definitely do it with an act of Congress, but now they are saying I can do it with an executive order", stated President Trump.

"The fact of the matter is this: The U.S. Constitution - the 14th Amendment ensures that anybody who is born here or naturalized here is entitled to the benefits that U.S. citizenship provides", Little said.

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. This has been a constitutional right to the U.S. citizenship for the US-born children.

FOX 5 spoke to an attorney who said Trump's plan likely won't work. "It'll happen", he told Axios, "with an executive order".

Associated Press/Pablo Martinez MonsivaisPresident Donald Trump holds up an executive order about border security in January 2017.

His comment comes as a massive wave of immigrants from some Latin American countries traverse through Mexico to reach the U.S. border, where Trump's administration has deployed 5,200 troops to stop the immigrants from entering the country. "If he tries, we will immediately take him to court - and defeat him again", Ferguson said. "All persons in the USA, thus, except for accredited foreign diplomats in specified instances, are subject to US laws, and, if born in the US, are USA citizens".

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