Ending Birthright Citizenship Could Put All Americans’ Nationality in Jeopardy

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Written by Aaron Reichlin-Melnick from American Immigration Council On Monday night, President Trump told reporters that he intended to end birthright citizenship and claimed that he could do so with an executive order. Birthright citizenship comes from the Fourteenth Amendment to the Constitution, which states that “Any person born or naturalized in the United States, and subject to the jurisdiction thereof, is a citizen of the United States and of the State wherein they reside.” Although the president falsely claimed that no other country provides birthright citizenship, it is the law in over 30 countries, including Mexico and Canada. The unexpected announcement sparked fears for many in the immigrant community, including U.S. citizens whose parents are undocumented. […]