Donald Trump Just Confirmed He's Considering Changing the Constitution by Executive Order to Do Away With Birthright Citizenship
The 14th Amendment of the United States Constitution is pretty clear when it comes to the citizenship status of babies born on the country's soil:
"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."
Donald Trump Keeps Using Harry Reid to Justify His Own Effort to Repeal Birthright Citizenship, and Reid Just Clapped Back Hard
President Donald Trump in his quest to unilaterally repeal the 14th Amendment to the Constitution, thus ending birthright citizenship, is invoking the words of former Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-NV) to help make his case.
In a series of tweets on Wednesday, Trump said birthright citizenship is "unfair to our citizens" and "will be ended one way or another." We'll come back to the "subject to the jurisdiction thereof" later.
Paul Ryan Slammed Donald Trump for His Plan to End Birthright Citizenship, and Trump Just Fired Back
Retiring U.S. House Speaker Paul Ryan (R-WI) is pushing back against President Donald Trump's threat to end birthright citizenship with an executive order.
Trump "obviously cannot do that," Ryan told Kentucky talk radio station WVLK in an interview on Tuesday.
At a Fox News debate in August, Mike Huckabee claimed that, as President, he would invoke the protections of the 5th and 14th Amendment on behalf of fetuses in order to prevent women from having abortions. Later, at the Family Research Council’s Annual Value Voters Summit in September, Huckabee argued that defunding Planned Parenthood simply does not go far enough. Reinforcing the promise he made in August, Huckabee thundered “[i]t’s called the Fifth Amendment, that says that there will be due process before you deprive a person of life and liberty. As president, we will evoke the Fifth and Fourteenth Amendment. We will protect human life.”
Mike Huckabee. Credit: Source.