Trump May Issue Exec Order Ending Citizenship For Babies Of Illegal Immigrants: Calls It ‘Frankly Ridiculous’
On Wednesday, President Trump stated that he is thinking of issuing an executive order that would prevent the children born on American soil to illegal immigrants from gaining automatic American citizenship, calling so-called “birthright citizenship” “frankly ridiculous.” Trump told reporters...
I'm in favor of this, but I'm pretty sure it will take more than an EO.
What I don't get is how birthright citizenship has been bastardized to mean that everyone in the baby's family gets to stay as well. It seems pretty simple to say, yes, a baby born in the US is entitled to citizenship but not his mom and dad and brothers and grandparents and first cousins twice removed. Mommy and Dad can either leave their child with legal guardians or take it home with them, but they cannot stay.
Chain migration is what really needs to be addressed. Miss your family? Then go your ass home.