President Trump is once again going looking into getting rid of the policy of “birthright citizenship”.
“We’re looking at that very seriously,” Trump told reporters as he left the White House for Kentucky. “Birthright citizenship, where you have a baby on our land — walk over the border, have a baby, congratulations, the baby’s now a U.S. citizen.”
“It’s, frankly, ridiculous.”
This is hardly the first time the president has brought this issue up. He ran on ending it during his 2016 campaign, and last year he said he was considering signing an executive order to enact the change.
After receiving pushback from numerous conservatives on signing an EO, the president said the policy would be ended “one way or another”.
This comes merely hours after the Trump administration announced its new policy in regards to detaining illegal immigrants. This comes from The Hill:
“This rule allows the federal government to enforce immigration laws as passed by Congress,” acting Homeland Security Secretary Kevin McAleenan said in a statement.
Under the new system, immigrant families could be held for the duration of their court proceedings, which officials claim could be resolved within three months.
McAleenan said the new rule takes aim at a 2015 “reinterpretation of the Flores Settlement Agreement” in which a California district court ruled accompanied minors are subject to the same detention limits as unaccompanied minors.
The 2015 change, McAleenan said, “has generally forced the government to release families into the country after just 20 days, incentivizing illegal entry, adding to the growing backlog in immigration proceedings, and often delaying immigration proceedings for many years.”
Clearly the president has had enough of congress sitting around and doing nothing in regards to the crisis at the border. Expect the media to call him “racist” or a “xenophobe”, but he’s merely trying to fix a problem that our elected representatives refuse to do anything about.