Updated: August 22, 2019 4:59:01 pm
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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