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Trump seeks to end birthright citizenship

An idea that comes from the 2016 election campaign, in which he made special emphasis on the benefits enjoyed by illegal immigrants in the United States
  • EFE

"We are the only country in the world where a person comes in and has a baby, and the baby is essentially a citizen of the United States for 85 years, with all of those benefits." Those were the statements that EFE collected from the US president, Donald Trump, referring to those people who are born in the North American country, many times, without having any connection with it.

An idea that comes from the 2016 election campaign, in which he made special emphasis on the benefits enjoyed by illegal immigrants in the United States, so as part of his policy of zero tolerance with these people, he seeks to remove this section of the constitution, although it is foreseen as no easy task.

At the moment, in the first instance it would not affect immigrants with residence permits, but it would directly attack people who do not have permits or papers to reside in the US, as well as those who have nothing to do with the country's citizenship.

To carry this act out, Trump said he has contacted his legal advisors, as he considers it a "ridiculous" measure. "It was always told to me that you needed a constitutional amendment. Guess what? You don't ... It's in the process. It'll happen ... with an executive order," the president said.

In response to the statements of the president, Vice President Mike Pence expressed full support for the decision, stating that the "legal gaps in the issue, are the main magnet for illegal immigrants," in addition to commenting that no position has been heard from the Supreme Court about the case.

With the problem of the caravan of immigrants and the red-hot border, the military movement intensifies the immigration issue in which Donald Trump could harden the US grip even more, taking into account the next legislative elections to be held in the United States next November 6, which also brings as precedent and context the recent attacks suffered in various places like Pittsburgh and what happened with the mail packages.

Source-EFE

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