Trump Plans to End Birthright Citizenship with Executive Order

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"Guess what? You don't", Trump said in an interview with Axious.

House Majority Whip Steve Scalise (R-LA) on Tuesday did not object President Donald Trump's proposal of using an executive order to eliminate birthright citizenship.

Trump, who railed against illegal immigration during the 2016 United States presidential election, has seized on the issue in recent weeks as he seeks to bolster fellow Republicans ahead of next week's contests.

But Trump told Axios he didn't think he needed to go about ending the practice with a constitutional amendment.

FILE - In this October 27, 2018, file photo, President Donald Trump pauses while speaking at a rally at Southern Illinois Airport in Murphysboro, Ill.

"What this president is saying is, 'I am king and I am going to change this because I want to.' And so, here we go", Little said.

"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", Section 1, Clause 1 of the 14th Amendment reads.

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The stripping away of rights granted by the U.S. Constitution would be among President Trump's most virulent attacks on immigrants - and the U.S. Constitution - ever. "It'll happen.with an executive order". The order would seek to put an end to the birthright citizenship to the kin of non-citizens born in the US.

The 14th Amendment to the United States Constitution passed in 1868, giving citizenship to newly freed slaves after the Civil War.

Amending the Constitution would be a tall order.

Trump, who has long decried "anchor babies", said he has discussed the move with his legal counsel and believes it can be accomplished with executive action, a view at odds with the opinions of many legal scholars.

Birthright citizenship is the entitlement for those born in the United States of America to have automatic citizenship.

Also, changing an amendment in the Constitution would require the support of two-thirds of the US.

"Disproportionately, the battle for control of the House is being fought in suburban districts where Trump is a liability, not in more-rural and small-town-oriented districts where the president is an asset for his party". The issue revolves around how the 14th Amendment is interpreted, and Axios notes that any such move by the president would be quickly challenged in court. "We will win", Pelosi said during an appearance on "The Late Show with Stephen Colbert".