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‘Seriously looking’ to end birthright citizenship: Donald Trump

"Birthright citizenship where you have a baby on our land, you walk over the border, have a baby, congratulations, the baby is now a US citizen. We're looking at it very, very seriously," Trump said.

By: PTI | Washington |
Updated: August 22, 2019 4:59:01 pm
Looking to end birthright citizenship in the United States, says Donald Trump During his 2016 presidential campaign, Donald Trump had said that he will end the birthright citizenship. (Samuel Corum/The New York Times)

US President Donald Trump on Wednesday said he is “seriously looking” at ending the right of citizenship for America-born children of non-citizens.

“We are looking at birthright citizenship very seriously. It’s frankly ridiculous,” Trump said responding to a question on the birthright citizenship, which grants automatic citizenship to those born in the US.

“Birthright citizenship where you have a baby on our land, you walk over the border, have a baby, congratulations, the baby is now a US citizen. We’re looking at it very, very seriously,” Trump said.

During his 2016 presidential campaign, Trump had said that he will end the birthright citizenship.

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The 14th Amendment of the US Constitution guarantees birthright citizenship and states: “All persons born or naturalized in the United States and subject to the jurisdiction thereof, are citizens of the United States and of the State wherein they reside.”

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