Trump May Revoke the Right to Grant US Citizenship by Birth
OREANDA-NEWS The President of the United States Donald Trump plans to sign a decree abolishing the right for children of foreigners and illegal migrants to obtain American citizenship on the grounds that they were born in the United States. He said this in an interview for the news program "Axios on HBO", an excerpt of which was published on Tuesday portal Axios.
"I have been always told that a constitutional amendment is needed. Guess what? Not necessary, " Trump said, adding that the presidential decree is enough. According to the American leader, he is considering such a decree.
"It's ongoing. This will happen," he added. According to this information, the decree is already being prepared.
"We are the only country in the world where a person can come, give birth to a child, and the child, in fact, is a us citizen for 85 years with all the advantages it's funny. That's funny. This should end," Trump said.
The right to citizenship by birth is granted by the 14th amendment to the U.S. Constitution. In August, it was reported that the Trump administration plans to tighten conditions for obtaining American citizenship and green cards for legal migrants who used welfare programs.
The promise to toughen the fight against illegal migration was one of the main points of trump's election program. In addition, he was going to build a wall on the border with Mexico. Last week, amid reports of caravans of refugees heading to the US from El Salvador and Honduras, the US President said he would send soldiers to the border to stop migrants.
Republican Senator Lindsey Graham said he plans to submit a bill that will support the initiative of US President Donald Trump to terminate the granting of US citizenship by birth.