President Trump can’t end birthright citizenship on his own

By Susan Shelley

Before last Tuesday’s election, President Trump launched a trial balloon about ending birthright citizenship with an executive order.

He probably can’t do that. Most likely, it would take a constitutional amendment to change U.S. law governing who is a citizen of the United States and who is not.

The concept of citizenship by place of birth was part of English common law long before the founding of the United States.

the U.S. Civil War, the 39th Congress spelled it out in the Fourteenth Amendment, which became part of the Constitution in 1868.

The Fourteenth Amendment states, “All persons born or naturalized in the United [READ MORE HERE]

Source: OC Register

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