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With the triumph of the Radical Republicans in Congress, the Constitution was amended to grant full citizenship to former slaves and promise them equal treatment under the law, a promise that took more than a century to fulfill.Of the Civil War Amendments, the Fourteenth Amendment had the most far-reaching effect on the meaning of the Constitution.And he said birthright citizenship is something that “they say” he can change simply with an executive order, which isn’t exactly true.The executive order would simply tee up a court fight; ultimately, the Supreme Court would have to decide whether to stick to its century-old interpretation of the 14th Amendment — which holds that children of noncitizens are in fact “born in the United States and subject to its laws,” and therefore citizens by right — or to specifically exempt children born to unauthorized immigrants.And finally, the Fourteenth Amendment introduced the ideal of equality to the Constitution for the first time, promising “equal protection of the laws.”A key feature of the Fourteenth Amendment was that it directly prohibited certain actions by the states.It also gave Congress the power to enforce the amendment through legislation.Those actions include sending 5,000 troops to the US-Mexico border in anticipation of a “caravan” of a few thousand people; publishing draft regulations that would allow for indefinite family detention and substantially raise economic requirements for immigrants applying for green cards; and reportedly considering a plan — possibly to be announced in the coming days or week — to use the travel-ban provision of US law to stop many or all asylum-seekers from even entering the United States.
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.
The executive order doesn’t appear to have actually been drafted yet.
But Trump’s comments on it have immediately received more attention than the things the administration is actually doing (or planning to do) on immigration as the midterm elections approach.
President Donald Trump wants to end birthright citizenship — the principle that every child born on US soil is automatically a native-born citizen, regardless of the immigration status of the parents — with a stroke of the pen.
He told Axios reporter Jonathan Swan in a taped interview for Axios’s upcoming HBO series that the US was the only country in the world with birthright citizenship, which is very much not true (see this list of 30 other countries).