Donald Trump Snaps At Paul Ryan: 'He Knows Nothing About' Birthright Citizenship

Donald Trump Snaps At Paul Ryan: 'He Knows Nothing About' Birthright Citizenship

Donald Trump Snaps At Paul Ryan: 'He Knows Nothing About' Birthright Citizenship

Trump's statements came with the midterms just one week away and amid an onslaught of anti-immigrant rhetoric from the president. Ryan told Lexington, Kentucky's WLAK-AM, "As a conservative, I'm a believer in following the plain text of the Constitution, and I think in this case, the 14th Amendment is pretty clear". "Guess what? You don't", Trump said.

One Republican member of Congress, frequent Trump ally Senator Lindsey Graham, said he would move to introduce legislation "along the same lines" as Trump's order.

Reid apologized for the position in 1999 shortly after the powerful left-leaning union AFL-CIO changed its position to support birthright citizenship for all people in the United States.

A press release from Reid's office issued a day after the speech stated that the bill "clarifies that a person born in the United States to an alien mother who is not a lawful resident is not a USA citizen", reported the left-leaning website Politifact. "It's ridiculous. It's ridiculous and it has to end", he said.

Because it is enshrined in the Constitution, there is a question whether Trump can undo it with an executive order.

Opponents of birthright citizenship have branded babies born in the USA to non-citizens or illegal immigrants "anchor babies" and have criticized what they call "chain migration", a practice which allows those children who receive citizenship by birthright to later sponsor their non-citizen parents for citizenship.

President Donald Trump criticized House Speaker Paul Ryan on Wednesday after the Speaker of the House challenged his idea of ending birthright citizenship.

The Pentagon this week said it would deploy more than 5,000 active-duty soldiers to the southern boundary, as thousands of Central American migrants head north through Mexico. "It is not covered by the 14th Amendment because of the words 'subject to the jurisdiction thereof.' Many legal scholars agree".

President Donald Trump talks to the media before leaving to Bedminster, N.J., at the White House in Washington on August 17, 2018.

He gave no further details of the plans, which he announced in an interview with news website Axios that was published on Tuesday, and it was unclear what specific action his order would pursue.

The Supreme Court has upheld the principle of birthright citizenship for more than a century, it said.

Napolitano, though, said the only way that birthright citizenship can be altered is through a Constitutional amendment. This is different, Napolitano said, for illegal immigrants who can be prosecuted and can sue in court because they are subject to the law as American citizens are.

In another tweet, he added: "Harry Reid, when he was sane, agreed with us on Birthright Citizenship!"

"The President does not have the power to erase parts of the Constitution, but he and the GOP Congress have spent two years trying to erase protections for people with pre-existing conditions", Ms. Pelosi said.

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