President Trump to End Birthright Citizenship Via Executive Order

Misleading Headlines Are Already Rampant Concerning Birthright Citizenship

President Donald Trump, in an interview with AXIOS on HBO, said that he plans to sign an executive order to end ‘birthright citizenship’ in America. This interview is set to air on Sunday, November 4, 2018, and is part of a four-part documentary series. However, his promise to sign the order is already public - no surprise there. Talking heads at liberal media networks are already publishing misleading headlines to cause an uproar. They are using words like “attack,” “targeting” and “challenge.”

By now, Conservatives are used the divisive rhetoric used in the liberal media, however the need to challenge what is said and set the record straight still exists. Birthright citizenship, also known as jus soli (Latin: right of the soil) is the granting of citizenship based on where you are born. Essentially, a child born on American soil is automatically granted citizenship as a birthright. Moreover, once that child is 21 they can sponsor their parents, or other family living outside (or illegally inside) the United States, to become citizens leading to what is known as ‘chain migration.’ If you were not aware of this happening before now, it might come as a shock to you that we allow this to happen in America. However, this law has been around for more than 100 years.

The Interpretation of the 14th Amendment

The naysayers on the left are claiming that birthright citizenship is a constitutional right and argue that challenging it would create massive legal battles. As our Constitution applies to the citizens of our country, how could that be true? On July 28, 1868, the Constitution was ratified to include the 14th amendment. Section one of the 14th Amendment states: “All persons born or naturalized in the United States, and subject to the jurisdiction thereof, are citizens of the United States and of the state wherein they reside. No state shall make or enforce any law which shall abridge the privileges or immunities of citizens of the United States; nor shall any state deprive any person of life, liberty, or property, without due process of law; nor deny to any person within its jurisdiction the equal protection of the laws.”

Birthright citizenship was born of the intentional misinterpretation of the amendment. By taking the line “All persons born or naturalized in the United States” and omitting the next part “subject to the jurisdiction thereof,” it was interpreted that by being born here, you are a citizen. However, the omitted line “subject to the jurisdiction thereof” is very important.

The 14th amendment was created in order to give Black Americans, specifically former slaves, citizenship and to correct the 1858 Dred Scott v. Sandford decision. It was also created to extend the Bill of Rights to the states and all legal citizens of the United States. The Congress of 1868 did not intend to give citizenship to children born of parents that were not citizens. When the writers of this amendment said “subject to the jurisdiction thereof’, they meant “anyone not owing allegiance to anybody else.” This is not an interpretation; it is what the framers told Senator Jacob Howard of Illinois.

Therefore, if the framers of the amendment only intended to extend citizenship to those who did not owe allegiance to anyone else, how can we then interpret that non-citizens, who are still legally citizens of whatever country they came from, are granted anything under this amendment? Allegiance, as defined by Merriam-Webster means ‘the fidelity owed by a subject or citizen to a sovereign or government.’ Until a person, gains citizenship to a new country, they are still citizens of their former homeland. There is no room for interpretation in that.

Can President Trump End Birthright Citizenship With Only an Executive Order?

The next argument staged by the outraged left is that since birthright citizenship is based on an amendment to the Constitution, he can not change it without ratifying the Constitution itself. As we have just learned, the 14th amendment alone does not refer to illegal migrants but to those lawfully born here or naturalized (i.e., legally immigrated). President Trump is well within his rights as President of the United States to legislate by Executive Order and clarify what is written in the amendment and what clearly is not.

There will inevitably be court cases brought against any such order, defending anchor babies as legal. There is no doubt that the liberal media will continue to publish misleading headlines and report half-truths in order to confuse the masses. It takes only a simple internet search to find the facts, the history. Not only does our Constitution not support allowing people who still owe allegiance to their home countries or their unborn children to bypass our immigration laws, but the interpretation of such is also detrimental to the sovereignty of America.

What Is Birth Tourism and Is It Legal?

The word sovereignty means ‘freedom from external control.’ The sovereignty of America is something that was fought for and won. America should be free of any external control. The fact that we have spent two years, a special counsel and millions of taxpayer dollars to ensure that Russia did not have any control or influence over our country should illustrate how serious this matter is.

Yet, shady immigration policies such as ‘birthright citizenship’ have led to foreign countries taking advantage of that very sovereignty that we cherish. In 2015 USA Today published an article about China and ‘Birth Tourism.’ Birth Tourism is the practice of traveling to another country with the intentions of giving birth in that country.

China has more than 500 companies offering ‘birth tourism’ coaching. Women are coached to evade and fool immigration officials by listing the purpose for their entry into the United States as tourism. They are coached to hide their pregnancies until they are granted a visa to legally be in the United States for a period of time. These women then seek medical treatment for their pregnancy and eventually give birth in America. Their babies are then legally citizens of the United States under the ‘birthright citizenship’ interpretation of the 14th amendment. The cost of this coaching, as well as the cost of medical treatment and travel, is high. Business is booming in China for ‘birth tourism.’

It Is Time to End Birthright Citizenship

We should all be able to agree that this practice is wrong. Birthright citizenship is a magnet for illegal immigration. Migrants know that if they can just get inside of our borders, they can bypass our laws by having a child. Pregnant women put themselves in dangerous situations, either by their own volition or by the force of someone else, to get across the border. If they are able to arrive safely, they then have to fear deportation if caught before they give birth.

Once they give birth, their child then qualifies for federally funded assistance like SNAP benefits, WIC, Medicaid and more. Legal taxpayers are the ones funding these programs. These programs were not created to be a stepping stone for illegal migrants to make a life for themselves. These programs are for the citizens of our country.

It is time to end this practice and recognize the 14th amendment as it was meant to be. Those who are born on American soil to legal citizens are extended the right of citizenship by their birth. Those who are born to illegal migrants have no rights under our constitution as they, and their parents, still owe allegiance to their country. Perhaps clarifying this, by executive order or an act of Congress, would deter Pregnant migrants from putting themselves in danger or Foreign countries from capitalizing on a weakness in our immigration policies.

Rose Taylor / Senior Editor
Rose Taylor is the mom of two beautiful children. It is her mission to leave them an America not destroyed by the liberal agenda. She is 100% MAGA and believes passionately that this movement will create an America for her children and the generations to come that we can be proud of.
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