On Sunday, President Trump announced in an interview with Axios on HBO that he will soon pursue an executive order that would officially remove birthright citizenship for children born to noncitizens and undocumented immigrants in the United States. Widely speculated for weeks, Trump officially stated that an Act of Congress is not required for his proposal to take effect and that an executive order will suffice. Trump had this to say regarding whether or not he needed congressional approval to go through with his plan:
A bold and sudden statement, his remarks assuredly sent shudders down Democrat lawmakers’ spines.
For years, illegal immigrants have been under the protection of the Democratic party, due to the Democrats’ high hopes of eventually entailing them citizenship. If they do indeed ever receive citizenship, they will ostensibly vote Democrat, forming an extremely advantageous electorate and constituency. This has already happened in several far-left-leaning cities, such as San Francisco, in which non-citizens can legally vote.