Trump Says He Will Void Birthright Citizenship Law Through Executive Order
Make no mistake - this is the most Nazi thing our president has declared, the only thing missing is the part where he asks for proof of bloodline five generations back. Remember when the GOP claimed to be sworn protectors of the Constitution? Well those days are long gone, given power the Republicans trample our constitution, our rights, and our culture. Their :tradition” and “identity” is now clear, they want to take us back to tribal blood and soil nationalism, which is really just the modern version of dark ages feudalism.
This will be struck down if is done, so you also have to wonder if it’s not just a ploy to get the horrific right wing domestic terror attacks out of the news ahead of the election.
“It was always told to me that you needed a constitutional amendment. Guess what? You don’t,” Trump said. He discussed the plan in an interview with Axios on HBO that is slated to air Sunday.
Birthright citizenship is granted in the 14th Amendment’s first sentence: “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 concept is based on jus soli — “right of the soil” — meaning that any child born in the U.S. has a claim to citizenship, even if their parents lack legal documentation to be in the country.