Big news this morning, as President Trump announced in an interview with Axios that he intends to end birthright citizenship via an executive order.
This raises lots of questions, which I won’t try to address in this post, but suffice it to say that there will be constitutional challenges raised. The 14th Amendment was interpreted by the Supreme Court to grant citizenship to anyone born in this country, but there is reason to believe that Congress could overturn that interpretation. Now Trump is raising the possibility that the president can do so as well.
He will need the Supreme Court to back him up, which is no sure bet. Nonetheless, it is a brilliant move by President Trump to push the conversation in the right direction. Without Trump, we would not be talking about the border or sovereignty at all. With Trump, we are talking about how to save our country.
So, good on ya, President Trump.