Trump stokes pre-election fear of immigrants to drive voters

Posted November 01, 2018

Donald Trump has stirred up another controversy by revealing his plans to sign an executive order that ends the constitutional right of birthright citizenship in the United States.

Trump's plans to end the policy further escalates his administration's efforts to promote immigration as a major campaign issue before the November 6 midterm elections.

Mifubaby, a Beijing-based agent offering services for pre- and post-maternity services in Los Angeles and Saipan, said it was not easy to amend the U.S. constitution so there was little need to worry now.

Trump says White House lawyers are reviewing his proposal.

THE FACTS: Scholars widely pan the idea that Trump could unilaterally change the rules on who is a citizen.

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Further, the Immigration and Naturalization Act (INA) of 1952, the basic body of USA immigration law, also says that a "person born in the United States who is subject to the jurisdiction of the United States is a U.S. citizen at birth". "Oh, yeah? Everybody born here is a citizen, so says the Constitution".

Many legal and constitutional experts, too, have said such a move would go against the Constitution and amount to the president overstepping his powers. He also added that the executive order is already "in the process".

Ryan's initial reaction to Trump's proposal was, "You obviously can not do that". His administration announced the deployment of 5,200 troops to protect the frontier as the "caravan" continues to advance - though it is still weeks, if not months, from reaching the U.S. border. He said he wants to use an executive order to end the practice by which children born in the USA of non-citizen or illegal immigrant parents are immediately a citizen.

Trump's remarks mark another escalation in his hardline stance on immigration ahead of United States midterm elections on November 6 that could see the Democrats regain some degree of power. "They are as "subject to the jurisdiction" as those of us who were born here".

Trump claimed that the U.S. was unique in granting birthright citizenship.

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Both the 14th Amendment and the INA include this clause. Trump has also barred a migrant caravan coming from Central America from entering the country. "It is not covered by the 14th Amendment because of the words 'subject to the jurisdiction thereof.' Many legal scholars agree".

On Wednesday, Mr Trump took to Twitter to vent his ire at the most powerful congressional Republican.

The U.S.is among about 30 countries where birthright citizenship - the principle of jus soli or "right of the soil" - is applied, according to the World Atlas and other sources.

Harvard Law professor Laurence Tribe criticized Trump's idea of revoking birthright citizenship, tweeting that "if the 14th Amendment could be wiped out with the stroke of Trump's pen, the whole U.S. constitution could be erased that way". "If you are born in this country, you are an American". We didn't like it when Obama tried changing immigration laws via executive action, and obviously as conservatives we believe in the Constitution.

Trump could argue that children of unauthorized immigrants aren't subject to United States jurisdiction.

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