Trump Wants To End Birthright Citizenship By Executive Order

President Trump says he plans to end birthright citizenship

President Trump says he plans to end birthright citizenship

The president says he's been advised by constitutional experts that he can make the change to what's known as birthright citizenship through an executive order.

In an interview with Axios, President Donald Trump aired his intent to end birthright citizenship, a right now enshrined in the 14th Amendment that promises American citizenship to babies born on USA soil, no matter their parents' citizenship status.

President Trump tells Axios that he plans to make a fundamental change to U.S. citizenship rules: Babies born on American soil will no longer automatically be considered citizens.

"It was always told to me that you needed a constitutional amendment", he told Axios's Jonathan Swan.

The White House leader is said to be ready to sign an executive order terminating "ridiculous" automatic birthrights after insisting "it has to end". "Guess what? You don't", he said, adding that he has run it by his counsel.

Anton said that Trump could, via executive order, "specify to federal agencies that the children of noncitizens are not citizens" simply because they were born on US soil.

The interviewer said that was disputed, indicating it might breach the 14th amendment of the United States constitution. "Its ridiculous and it has to end".

"Yeah, I have", Mr Trump confirmed.

The 14th Amendment of the USA constitution reads: "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 wherin they reside".

It is disputed whether Mr Trump could remove the right of babies of non-citizens born in the United States to citizenship.

This is reportedly Trump's latest attempt to end "chain migration".

When told his view is disputed, Trump asserted: "You can definitely do it with an act of Congress".

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