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Trump: Birthright Citizenship is Unfair to Americans (Harry Reid Agrees)

President Trump made major news on Tuesday after saying in an interview with Axios he can end birthright citizenship, interpreted through the 14th Amendment, with an executive order. 


House Speaker Paul Ryan and Senate Judiciary Committee Chairman Chuck Grassley pushed back, saying the change should be made through Congress, not by executive fiat. 

"You cannot end birthright citizenship with an executive order," Ryan told a Kentucky radio station. "As a conservative, I’m a believer in following the plain text of the Constitution, and I think in this case the 14th Amendment is pretty clear, and that would involve a very, very lengthy constitutional process. But where we obviously totally agree with the president is getting at the root issue here, which is unchecked illegal immigration.”

“The United States welcomes immigrants from all over the world who pursue the legal options available to them to seek permanent residence or citizenship in our country. Birthright citizenship for the children of permanent resident immigrants under the Fourteenth Amendment is settled law, as decided by the U.S. Supreme Court in United States v. Wong Kim Ark," Grassley released in a statement Tuesday afternoon. "There is a debate among legal scholars about whether that right extends to the children of illegal immigrants. I will closely review President Trump’s executive order. As a general matter, this is an issue that Congress should take the lead to carefully consider and debate.”

But President Trump is continuing his pressure campaign on the issue just days before the 2018 midterm elections. 


As a reminder, President Trump campaigned on this issue before winning the White House in 2016. A number of legal scholars, and former Majority Leader Harry Reid, do not believe the 14th amendment covers children born in the United States to illegal immigrants.

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