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Wed Oct 31, 2018, 10:09 AM

Texas Leadership at a Loss to Challenge Trump's Threat to Birthright Citizenship

Another day, another promise from President Donald Trump to his base ahead of next week's midterm elections. Tuesday, rather than issuing more wisdom about the caravan of Central American migrants that's still hundreds of miles from the U.S. border, Trump declared that he's considering ending birthright citizenship with an executive order. In saying so, he apparently made several of the most powerful men in Texas politics forget their legal educations.

"It was always told to me that you needed a constitutional amendment. Guess what? You don't," Trump said during an interview with the news website Axios for an upcoming HBO special. "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 ... It's ridiculous. It's ridiculous. And it has to end."

In fact, about 30 countries have birthright citizenship, among them Mexico and Canada. Trump said he plans to end the longstanding policy himself.

"It's in the process. It'll happen ... with an executive order," he said.

Read more: https://www.dallasobserver.com/news/texas-leadership-doesnt-have-an-answer-on-birthright-citizenship-11310530

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Wed Oct 31, 2018, 10:20 AM

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