Published: Thu, November 01, 2018
World Media | By Cesar Oliver

President Trump Says U.S. Troops at Mexico Border Could Reach 15000

President Trump Says U.S. Troops at Mexico Border Could Reach 15000

He added that the phrase "and subject to the jurisdiction thereof" was added to the 14th Amendment to ensure that the child of anyone not subject to American jurisdiction isn't a legal citizen. "Guess what? You don't", he said in the Axios interview.

According to a 1995 opinion issued by the U.S. Department of Justice, Assistant Attorney General Walter Dellinger wrote, "Because the rule of citizenship acquired by birth within the United States is the law of the Constitution, it can not be changed through legislation, but only by amending the Constitution".

Under the Constitution's 14th Amendment, enacted in the wake of the Civil War to ensure that black Americans previously subject to slavery had full citizenship rights, citizenship is granted to "all persons born or naturalized in the United States".

The troop numbers have been changing at a dizzying pace, with Trump drawing a hard line on immigration in the lead-up to the midterm elections.

"We didn't like it when Obama tried changing immigration laws via executive action, and obviously as conservatives, we believe in the constitution".

"It was always told to me that you needed a constitutional amendment, one amendment".

Such a practice to give citizenship to anyone born in the U.S.is "ridiculous", Mr. Trump said. "Now they're saying I can do it just with an executive order".

"The courts apparently have never ruled on the specific issues of whether the native-born child of unauthorized aliens, as opposed to the child of lawfully present aliens, may be a US citizen or whether the native-born child of nonimmigrant aliens, as opposed to legal resident aliens, may be a USA citizen", according to researchers from the Congressional Research Service (pdf).

Children of immigrants in the United States will suffer if Donald Trump goes through with his latest plan to sign an executive order that ends birthright citizenship.

"Finally, a president willing to take on this absurd policy of birthright citizenship".

It is unclear where the president first picked up the idea that he could erase a constitutional amendment-approved by supermajorities in Congress and ratified by two-thirds of the states-simply by declaring it so.

Some argue that the Supreme Court ruled in favor of children of illegal aliens becoming US citizens upon birth in the 1886 United States v. Wong Kim Ark case, but others note possible openings left by the case, such as the fact that the distinction in the ruling does not distinguish between illegal and legal presence in the United States, the Congressional Research Service researchers said. Six of the Justices ruled that the phrase "and subject to the jurisdiction thereof" applied to any person required to obey U.S. laws, meaning even children of foreigners residing in the country permanently or temporarily. "As a general matter, this is an issue that Congress should take the lead to carefully consider and debate".

The 14th Amendment was a response to the Supreme Court's 1857 decision in Dred Scott v. Sandford, which said that slaves and their children were not USA citizens and therefore, could not sue in federal courts.

Democrats appeared united in condemnation against Trump's move this week. I think the President is looking at executive action.

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