With a week to go before the 2018 midterm elections?
Donald Trump is continuing to try use immigration as his fear tactic….
He’s already made sure everybody knows he’s sending ‘troops’ to the border to stop a caravan of invading families with children from Central America….(The troops aren’t allowed to actually enforce immigration law, but can fix fences and build roads)…
He’s been pissed that his Homeland Sec and Attorney General can’t just STOP the increasing number of people showing up at the border and asking for asylum….
Now with days to go before the election?
He floats a trial ballon he KNOWS won’t happen….
That is by his own pen he orders that immigrants in this country give birth won’t have those children be registered as American citizens, something that is law….
I said a few days ago that Trump would be talking some crazy shit before the November vote…
I’ll bet this isn’t the only thing he’ll invent to try and steal the media attention from other things like mass religious based shooting’s or pipe bombs mass mailed associated with his comments?
President Trump said in a new interview released Tuesday that he will sign an executive order intended to end the practice of birthright citizenship.
“It was always told to me that you needed a constitutional amendment. Guess what? You don’t,” Trump said during an interview with Axios.
Axios reports that the White House is preparing an order that would declare an end to the longstanding staple of America’s immigration system.
That would set up a new battle for Trump at the Supreme Court over the 14th Amendment, which states that all persons “born or naturalized in the United States” are “citizens of the United States and of the State wherein they reside.”
Trump in the interview with Axios insisted it was possible to make the change through an executive order in addition to an act of Congress.
“You can definitely do it with an act of Congress. But now they’re saying I can do it just with an executive order,” the president added, before stating incorrectly: “We’re the only country in the world where a person comes in and has a baby, and the baby is essentially a citizen of the United States … with all of those benefits.”
Canada also has birthright citizenship, as do most of the nations in South and Central America. The United States and Canada are two of the only developed countries in the West to have birthright citizenship….
“Birthright citizenship is protected by the Constitution, so no @realDonaldTrump you can’t end it by executive order,” Curbelo tweeted. “What we really need is broad immigration reform that makes our country more secure and reaffirms our wonderful tradition as a nation of immigrants.”
Birthright citizenship is protected by the Constitution, so no @realDonaldTrump you can’t end it by executive order. What we really need is broad immigration reform that makes our country more secure and reaffirms our wonderful tradition as a nation of immigrants. https://t.co/7xlbfrt6rW
— Carlos Curbelo (@carloslcurbelo) October 30, 2018
Curbelo’s statement came just hours after Trump made the comments regarding birthright citizenship in an interview with Axios….
Josh Blackman, a law professor at the South Texas College of Law Houston, said the first question is whether the executive order actually exists “or just something he’s making up for the midterms.
“But assuming it’s a real thing, it will be very surprising why his lawyers signed off on it,” Blackman said. “There are a lot of issues where legal scholars widely disagree. Birthright citizenship is not one of these areas.”
The move would be sure to ignite legal challenges as to whether Trump has the power to end birthright citizenship, but Trump indicated that the White House has determined he does.
“It was always told to me that you needed a constitutional amendment,” Trump said. “Guess what? You don’t.”
“You can definitely do it with an Act of Congress. But now they’re saying I can do it just with an executive order.”
The issue of whether birthright citizenship could be applied to children born to non-U.S. citizens was the focus of an 1898 Supreme Court ruling. In U.S. v. Wong Kim Ark, the court held that a man born to Chinese-national parents in the U.S. was in fact a U.S. citizen.
Blackman said it‘s broadly accepted that the phrase “subject to the jurisdiction” of the United States means subject to U.S. laws. However, a small group of legal experts disagree with that view….