ACLU Comment on Possible Trump Attempt to End Birthright Citizenship

October 30, 2018

CONTACT: Inga Sarda-Sorensen, 347-514-3984,

NEW YORK — President Trump is reportedly considering issuing an executive order that attempts to end birthright citizenship in the United States.

Omar Jadwat, director of the ACLU’s Immigrants’ Rights Project, had this reaction:

“The president cannot erase the Constitution with an executive order, and the 14th Amendment’s citizenship guarantee is clear. This is a transparent and blatantly unconstitutional attempt to sow division and fan the flames of anti-immigrant hatred in the days ahead of the midterms.”

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