What is birthright citizenship that US President Trump wants to change

Trump Is Planning to End Birthright Citizenship Through Executive Order

Trump Plans Big Change to Citizenship Rules

"Guess what? You don't", Mr. Trump said.

Donald Trump says he's considering\an executive order nullifying birthright citizenship.

Some people were claiming Trump could not suspend the 14th Amendment and he is just trying to stir up his base for the midterm elections.

"During congressional debates, both proponents and opponents of the citizenship clause agreed with this interpretation of the 14th Amendment", he added.

FILE - In this October 27, 2018, file photo, President Donald Trump pauses while speaking at a rally at Southern Illinois Airport in Murphysboro, Ill.

President Donald Trump plans to push an executive order to end the right of U.S. citizenship to children born in the United States to non-citizens and immigrants in the country illegally, he told Axios in an interview published on Tuesday, a move that would prompt a constitutional fight.

The 14th Amendment, ratified in 1868, grants citizenship to all persons born or naturalized in the United States.

Trump's stance on immigration during his campaign included abolishing birthright citizenship, which he said is "a magnet for illegal immigration". "It'll happen", he told Axios, "with an executive order".

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Sayoc will eventually be prosecuted in Manhattan and could be sentenced to a maximum of almost 50 years in prison if convicted. In the interview on CNN , Steyer renewed his call for the president to be impeached and slammed Trump's rhetoric.

What does the end of birthright citizenship mean?

"It was always told to me that you needed a constitutional amendment, but you don't".

"I just can't even imagine what our founders would be thinking to see a president to take an oath of office to protect and defend the constitution of the United States, and then abuse that", Pelosi said. By extending citizenship to those born in the US, the amendment nullified an 1857 Supreme Court decision - Dred Scott v. Sandford, which had held that those descended from slaves could not be citizens.

Should his order go through, the action would generate legal challenges and opposition from within the US Congress.

The president said White House lawyers are reviewing his proposal, despite some of the backlash.

On Tuesday morning, Rep. Justin Amash, a Michigan Republican who frequently vocalizes his differences with the president, emphasized that ending birthright citizenship would require a constitutional amendment.

An executive order is "in the process".

. "Eventually if it gets to the Supreme Court, court has a choice do we accept that, are we going to say no and we're not going to hear that which makes district court the law of the land".

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