January 24, 2020
Home  »  Website  »  National  »  'Seriously' Looking At Ending Birthright Citizenship, Says US President Donald Trump

'Seriously' Looking At Ending Birthright Citizenship, Says US President Donald Trump

Trump promised to end the birthright citizenship during his 2016 presidential campaign and once revived the idea last year, according to a report of The Hill.

'Seriously' Looking At Ending Birthright Citizenship, Says US President Donald Trump
US President Donald Trump arrives to speak at the Pennsylvania Shell ethylene cracker plant in Monaca, Pa.
'Seriously' Looking At Ending Birthright Citizenship, Says US President Donald Trump
outlookindia.com
2019-08-22T09:00:57+0530

US President Donald Trump said on Wednesday that his administration is seriously considering an executive order to end birthright citizenship.

"We're looking at that very seriously," Trump told reporters when leaving the White House for the US state of Kentucky, the Xinhua news agency reported.

"Birthright citizenship, where you have a baby on our land - walk over the border, have a baby, congratulations, the baby's now a US citizen," said the President. "It's, frankly, ridiculous."

Trump promised to end the birthright citizenship during his 2016 presidential campaign and once revived the idea last year, according to a report of The Hill.

Earlier Wednesday, acting Homeland Security Secretary Kevin McAleenan unveiled new policies which will allow the government to detain families crossing the US-Mexico border longer than before.

If the new rule survives court challenges, the policy change could permit authorities to detain families through the duration of their immigration proceedings.

The US federal government has sought various ways to curb illegal and legal immigration since Trump was sworn in January 2017.

Next Story >>
Google + Linkedin Whatsapp

The Latest Issue

Outlook Videos