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Trump Tells GOP Primary Voters That He Can Amend The Constitution With An Executive Order

Trump Says He'll Scrap Birthright Citizenship

Señor Trumpanzee: “Joe Biden has launched an illegal foreign invasion of our country, allowing a record of illegal aliens to storm across our borders from all over the word they came… Even though these millions of illegal border crossers have entered the country unlawfully, all of their future children will become automatic U.S. citizens. Can you imagine? This policy is a reward for breaking the laws of the United States.” Trump is pledging to use an executive order on his first day in office to end automatic birthright citizenship, which is enshrined in the Constitution (14th Amendment adopted in 1868):

"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."

Birthright citizenship promotes a sense of inclusivity and equality by ensuring that individuals born within the country are considered equal citizens, regardless of their parents' immigration status. It upholds the principle that everyone born on U.S. soil should have the same opportunities and rights and contributes to the country's economic growth, since all citizens have the right to work, pay taxes, and participate fully in the economy, enhancing labor force diversity and productivity, especially since the fertility rate in the U.S. has been declining and has us in an unsustainable situation in terms of Social Security and Medicare. According to the National Center for Health Statistics, the U.S. fertility rate reached its recent peak in 2007 at 2.12 children per woman and has since declined. In 2019, the TFR was 1.7 children per woman, below the replacement level of 2.1 children per woman needed to sustain the population without accounting for immigration. The Pew Research Center analyzed fertility data and found that the birth rate among U.S.-born women decreased by 11% between 2008 and 2018. The also found that approximately 7.5% of all births in the U.S.— about 300,000 births per year— are to undocumented women. There are around 4 million American citizens who were born into undocumented families.

Other countries with birthright citizenship include Canada, Australia, New Zealand, South Africa, India, Mexico, Argentina, Brazil, Chile and Uruguay. Always the racist, Trump wants to follow Russia’s and Germany’s jus sanguinis system which grants citizenship to offspring of citizens only. Usually wealthy “birth tourism” families— often from Russia, China, India— have never been much of a problem for Trump. There are agencies offering services to wealthy citizens of other countries to come to the U.S. and give birth here and then go back home with their child’s U.S. citizenship. What Trump opposes are families moving to America with the intent to stay and giving birth to American citizens.

In 2018, Trump also ranted and raved about using an executive order to end birthright citizenship— but he never went through with it. At the time, he lied that “We’re the only country in the world where a person comes in, has a baby, and the baby is essentially a citizen of the United States for 85 years with all of those benefits.” Constitutional scholars noted that no president has the right to amend the constitution with an executive order. This is just part of the food-fight with Meatball Ron to see which one of them can be more appealing to the racists and xenophobes that make up most of the Republican primary voters.

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