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Experts Doubt Trump on Birthright Citizenship

Tuesday, 30 October 2018 09:08 AM

Constitutional experts are questioning President Donald Trump's legal ability to limit a constitutional amendment on birthright citizenship without Congress' consent.

Sarah Turberville directs The Constitution Project at the Project on Government Oversight and says Trump is "not a king" and "can't announce what the law is."

Other experts said Tuesday such an executive order might be possible if narrowly drawn but would violate the spirit of the Constitution's 14th Amendment.

Trump says in an interview with "Axios on HBO" he wants to end birthright citizenship for babies born to non-citizens and immigrants not authorized to be in the U.S. Most scholars believe ending birthright citizenship would require an amendment to the Constitution.

As early as 2015, Trump characterized birthright citizenship as a "magnet" for illegal immigration and the 14th Amendment as "questionable" in this context.

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Constitutional experts are questioning President Donald Trump's legal ability to limit a constitutional amendment on birthright citizenship without Congress' consent.
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