U.S president Donald Trump during his campaign for the upcoming mid term poll said that he wanted to order an end to constitutional rights towards the babies of non-citizens and immigrants, who illegally entered the United States .
Trump through this announcement expressed his concern over the issue of central American migrants,who made their way to U.S through the U.S- Maxico border.
When the U.S constitution guarantees birthright to all the babies born in U.S, this very statement by Trump is expected to attract varied opinions from around the state in the coming days.
This very announcement also made many think whether Trump had even the right to do so by turning the constitutional amendments.
When asked about the legality of such steps Trump replied that he would be able to do that with an executive order.
It will be important to mention that the first line of the 14th Amendment of the U.S constitution, which was passed by Congress in 1866 states that “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.”
By extending citizenship to all the babies born in U.S, the amenment invalidated the former 1857 Supreme Court decision, which stated that the descendants of slaves could not be citizens of the state.