Trump says administration looking 'seriously' at ending birthright citizenship

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    https://thehill.com/homenews/admini...t-ending-birthright?__twitter_impression=true

    President Trump on Wednesday said his administration is once again seriously considering an executive order to end birthright citizenship months after several lawmakers cast doubt on his ability to take such action.

    "We're looking at that very seriously," Trump told reporters as he left the White House for Kentucky. "Birthright citizenship, where you have a baby on our land — walk over the border, have a baby, congratulations, the baby's now a U.S. citizen."
     
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    Destroying this country by the hour
     
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    He should start with that fake rich guy who's renting apartments in Florida to Russian people so they can come in and have babies in the US. I forget the name but the initials are DJT.
     
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    How is this even a real question? The fourteenth amendment is crystal clear, as are the instructions for amending the Constitution (hint: Executive order is not one of them).

    :shrug:
     
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    Let’s talk about the 25th amendment...
     
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    That constitution thing is just a real drag to poor ole Donny.
     
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    This is just the dog whistle of the hour.

    Some of you guys are too gullible.
     
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    To him the constitution is just a piece of outdated paper to be ignored.
     
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    BACH Superbowl, Homeboy!

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    Actually, the US is one of the only countries in western world to have a location birthright citizenship without restrictions.

    Maybe it's time to consider a change
     
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    Most of the Americas has birthright citizenship without restrictions. But even if Latin America and the Caribbean are considered distinct from the western world, most of the remaining countries are part of the European Union, so citizenship restrictions are offset by economic freedom of movement. That presents its own complications, of course.

    The thing with the US, though, is that having a permanent class of visiting workers would seem to be antithetical to the Constitution. So the question is whether eliminating birthright citizenship promotes that, or if the path to citizenship is maintained.
     
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    No, it’s not.
     
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    Of all the amendments we need to revisit, I would think the 14th to be low on the list.
     
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    BACH Superbowl, Homeboy!

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    Why?

    I’m Sorry, But it doesn’t Make much sense for foreigners. My niece is 16 and has been in the US a total of 5 weeks Since my brother and his wife Moved back to Europe when my niece was 2.

    She just happened to be born in the US while my brother was an ex-pat and now has a Dual citizenship - one being US.
     
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    Why?

    Maybe because this anecdote of immaterial technicality isn’t worth the consequence of potentially altering millions of people’s lives for the worse?
     
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