The migrant caravan barging through Mexico is the hottest issue in the final days of the 2018 campaign.
Migrants believe they can storm into America and get amnesty.
But Donald Trump just announced the migrant mob’s worst nightmare.
Donald Trump Shocks Washington With New Plan To Combat Illegal Immigration
Magnets attract illegal immigrants to America.
The welfare state is a magnet.
Employers who are willing to hire illegal aliens to depress American workers wages is another.
Another magnet is birthright citizenship.
These magnets are helping to drive the caravan toward invading America.
The Fourteenth Amendment reads, “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.”
The current reading of that amendment gives the children of illegal aliens American citizenship.
The ability of illegal aliens to give birth to what are known as “anchor babies” is a magnet for illegal immigration.
Donald Trump campaigned on ending birthright citizenship.
Everyone thought it would take an act of Congress.
They thought wrong.
Trump told Axios in an exclusive interview that he was planning to end birthright citizenship by executive order.
“It was always told to me that you needed a constitutional amendment. Guess what? You don’t,” Trump told Axios.
Trump’s White House counsel signed off on the plan.
He stated, “You can definitely do it with an Act of Congress. But now they’re saying I can do it just with an executive order.”
He explained why he wanted to move forward with this plan.
“We’re 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 … with all of those benefits,” Trump explained. “It’s ridiculous. It’s ridiculous. And it has to end.”
Why Trump Can End Birthright Citizenship And Why It’s Bad News For Migrants
Legal scholars laughed at Trump.
They claim a plain reading of the 14th amendment clearly grants citizenship to the children of illegal aliens.
But they are wrong.
The Senators who wrote the 14th amendment never intended to grant the citizenship guarantee to foreigners.
Senator Jacob Howard – who drafted the 14th amendment – made it clear aliens were not granted birthright citizenship by his amendment.
The Senate’s original record of the 1866 debate over the 14th amendment shows him saying:
Every person born within the limits of the United States, and subject to their jurisdiction, is by virtue of natural law and national law a citizen of the United States. This will not, of course, include persons born in the United States who are foreigners, aliens, who belong to the families of ambassadors or foreign ministers accredited to the Government of the United States, but will include every other class of persons. It settles the great question of citizenship and removes all doubt as to what persons are or are not citizens of the United States. This has long been a great desideratum in the jurisprudence and legislation of this country
The plain reading of the amendment – that illegal aliens are not under the jurisdiction of the United States because they are from a foreign country – as well as the original intent of the drafters, make it clear that Trump can end birthright citizenship for illegal aliens.
Trump is doing what he was elected to do – take dramatic action to turn off the magnets for illegal immigration.
We will keep you up to date on any new developments in this ongoing story.