45 vs the 14th Amendment

In News, U.S. by Cierra Black

According to an Axios HBO video interview published this morning, 45 claims that he can end birthright citizenship by way of an executive order. 45, child of a foreign-born women and father of children born to foreign-born mothers, expressed his concerns about the right to citizenship enshrined in the Constitution.

“We’re the only country in the world, where a person comes in, has a baby, and the baby is essentially a citizen in the United States for 85 years with all those benefits. It’s ridiculous…it has to end”, he explained. The statement claiming America being the “only country” to do so is patently untrue according to Politifact.

He confirmed that the administration is not just floating the idea “It’s in the process. It’ll happen,” he said. An executive order designed to target citizens with non-American born parents begs the question, what are the prerequisites for citizenship?

The 14thamendment begins “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.” 45’s administration’s attempt to circumvent the Constitution in such egregious fashion will likely face immense pushback.