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Trump Admin Clarifies New “Born Overseas” Rule With Policy Update Contradicting Memo Released Yesterday

Courthouse News reports: The Trump administration announced Wednesday new citizenship rules for some children of U.S. service members serving abroad, creating confusion among legal scholars and immigration attorneys until clarifying late last night. U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services released an 11-page memo Wednesday that initially implied children of American citizens would no longer have automatic citizenship if born in another …

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Trump Admin: Children Born To US Service Members Overseas Will No Longer Be Considered US Citizens

Task & Purpose reports: Children born to U.S. service members and government employees overseas will no longer be automatically considered citizens of the United States, according to policy alert issued by U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) on Wednesday. Previously, children born to U.S. citizen parents were considered to be “residing in the United States,” and therefore would be automatically …

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Fox Contributor: More Women Will Be Raped And More Children Will Die If Birthright Citizenship Isn’t Ended

“I think the framers of the Constitution did not mean for birthright citizenship for those who are in the country illegally. I don’t think they want to reward illegal behavior. I’ve been in this business for three decades. And I tell you, one of the first things a lot of these illegal aliens do when they get here is have …

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Trump “Seriously” Wants To End Birthright Citizenship

Reuters reports: U.S. President Donald Trump said on Wednesday that his administration was seriously looking at ending the right of citizenship for U.S.-born children of noncitizens and people who immigrated to the United States illegally. “We’re looking at that very seriously, birthright citizenship, where you have a baby on our land, you walk over the border, have a baby – …

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Court Grants Birthright Citizenship To Twin Son Of Gay Couple, One Son Has US Dad, Other Has Israeli Father

NBC News reports: A federal judge in California ruled Thursday that a twin son of a gay married couple has been an American citizen since birth, handing a defeat to the U.S. government, which had only granted the status to his brother. The State Department was wrong to deny citizenship to 2-year-old Ethan Dvash-Banks, District Judge John F. Walter found. …

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Canada Sees 6X More Asylum Requests By Americans

The Guardian reports: In 2017, some 2,550 US citizens applied for asylum in Canada – an increase of more than sixfold from 2016 and the largest such number since at least 1994, according to data from Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada. Americans were the third largest contingent of asylum seekers in 2017, after Haitians and Nigerians. The vast majority are …

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Fox Commentator: Trump Knows He Can’t Change The Constitution, He Just Wants To Rile GOP Base [VIDEO]

“Look, the president can’t change the plain meaning of the Constitution with the stroke of a pen. Congress can’t change the Constitution. If the president wants legislation that says, for example, that Congress declares that birthright citizenship no longer exists, that legislation would be just as unconstitutional as a presidential executive order declaring that birthright citizenship doesn’t exist. “I think …

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Trump Attacks “Know Nothing” Paul Ryan On Birthright Citizenship: He Should Focus On Holding The Majority

Newsweek reports: President Donald Trump lashed out at Paul Ryan on Wednesday, saying the house speaker “knows nothing” about birthright citizenship. Ryan previously went against Trump’s proposed plan to sign an executive order eliminating the right to citizenship for children born in the United States. In an interview with radio station WVLK on Tuesday, Ryan responded to Trump’s plan to …

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Trump Vows To Take Birthright Citizenship To SCOTUS

The Washington Post reports: President Trump vowed Wednesday to push forward with his call to end birthright citizenship, despite a backlash from legal scholars and some prominent members of his own party to his pledge a day earlier to take executive action on the matter. In morning tweets, Trump said he would end the 150-year-old practice “one way or the …

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Pence Claims Supreme Court Never Ruled On Whether The 14th Amendment Covers Birthright Citizenship

NBC News reports: Vice President Mike Pence confirmed that the White House was examining taking action on ending birthright citizenship on Tuesday in an interview with Politico, adding the Supreme Court “has never ruled on whether or not the language of the 14th Amendment — ‘subject to the jurisdiction thereof’ — applies specifically to people who are in the country …

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Graham To Introduce Bill To End Birthright Citizenship

The Hill reports: Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-S.C.) on Tuesday said that he will introduce legislation to end birthright citizenship after President Trump suggested he wanted to do so through an executive order. “Finally, a president willing to take on this absurd policy of birthright citizenship. I’ve always supported comprehensive immigration reform — and at the same time — the elimination …

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Trump To Sign Order Ending Birthright Citizenship

The Washington Post reports: President Trump is planning to sign an executive order that would seek to end the right to U.S. citizenship for children of noncitizens born on U.S. soil, he said in a television interview taped on Monday. The move, which many legal experts say runs afoul of the Constitution, would be the most aggressive yet by a …

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