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WSJ Blasts Trump's Vow to End Birthright Citizenship

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By    |   Wednesday, 31 October 2018 01:24 PM

The Wall Street Journal ripped President Donald Trump’s plan to do away with birthright citizenship, calling it a “stunt.”

The newspaper made its comments in an editorial published Wednesday.

“President Trump really, really wants to make the midterm election about immigration, and for a while it looked like he had an edge due to Democratic excess,” the newspaper’s editorial board said. “But with this week’s pre-election vow to end birthright citizenship in America by executive order, Mr. Trump has driven into his own constitutional ditch.

“Mr. Trump has the political high ground as long as he is trying to stop lawlessness or deter migrant caravans mobilized by left-wing groups in Central America. Even deploying soldiers to the border in nonmilitary roles can be justified to assist immigration agents overwhelmed by asylum seekers.

"The U.S. has to send a signal that no one can bum-rush the border—not least to deter migrants from making a trip that will end in disappointment, or worse."

But it said the birth citizenship issue puts Trump on the wrong side of immigration law and politics.

The newspaper maintained the "right to citizenship for anyone born on U.S. soil is derived from the 14th Amendment."

“The president still stands on firm legal and political ground when he fights sanctuary cities or the abolition of U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement,” the Journal said. “But he undermines his legal standing, and his political credibility, when he pulls a stunt like single-handedly trying to rewrite the 14th Amendment.”

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