On Wednesday, the United States President Doanld Trump has said that his administration was seriously looking forward at ending the right of citizenship for the US-born children of non-citizens and people who ‘illegally’ immigrated to the United States.
President Trump told reporters outside the White House that “we’re looking at that very seriously, birthright citizenship, where you have a baby on our land, you walk over the border, have a baby – congratulations, the baby is now a U.S. citizen. … It’s frankly ridiculous.”
The US President has made cracking down on immigration a central board of his Presidency and re-election campaign, but many of the Trump’s Administration has sweep rule changes and executive orders have been impeded by the courts.
President Trump had told the news website in October 2018 that he would end “birthright citizenship” through an executive order. Experts have claimed such a move would run afoul of the United States Constitution.
The Constitution’s 14th Amendment have passed after the Civil War to ensure that black Americans had similar citizenship rights, offered citizenship to “all persons born or naturalized in the United States.”
It has routinely been interpreted to offer citizenship to most people born in the US, whether or not their parents are citizens of America or legally residing in the United States.