Trump cannot ban birthright citizenship, but states undermine the constitutional right

Drawing of pregnant woman behind border wall. Illustration credit: Sally Cobb

Sally Cobb, Staff writer

May 22, 2019

Even though President Trump has not signed an executive order or changed the words of the Fourteenth Amendment, a threat to birthright citizenship in the U.S. is on the rise. In October 2018, Trump proposed signing an executive order that would end birthright citizenship, specifically for children of un...

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