Trump pledges to end birthright citizenship on first day in office

Former President Trump has reiterated his call for deprivation of birthrights and citizenship, and the 2024 White House campaign announced Tuesday that it will seek to do away with it by executive order on his first day in office.

The proposal, which reflects long-standing demands of immigration restrictionists and measures adapted by President Trump during his presidency, has drawn criticism from both immigration advocates and legal experts.

Most experts agree that the president does not have the power to abolish birthright citizenship through an executive order, largely because the practice is enshrined in the constitution.

The 14th Amendment grants citizenship to those “born or naturalized in the United States and subject to the jurisdiction of the United States.”

The widely accepted interpretation of the amendment, which applies to children born in the United States regardless of the parent’s immigration status, has been since an 1898 Supreme Court case involving an American with Chinese parents. maintained.

According to the Trump campaign, the executive order “explains the explicit meaning of the 14th Amendment to the U.S. Constitution,” and that alien children born in the U.S. are exempt from U.S. jurisdiction as defined in the U.S. Constitution. It is not a target. Constitution.

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