Oct. 31, 2018

President Donald Trump is planning to end the constitutional right to citizenship for babies of non-citizens and unauthorised immigrants born in the United States.


  • He claimed that he could terminate the provision of birthright citizenship by just signing an executive order, as a Constitutional amendment was not required to this effect.

  • He believes focusing on immigration will energise his supporters and help Republicans keep control of both the Hosue of Representatives and the Senate.

14th Amendment:

  • The 14th Amendment guarantees that right for children born in the US and the first line 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.”

  • Changing an amendment in the Constitution would require the support of two-thirds of the US. House of Representatives and the Senate and the backing of three-fourths of US state legislatures at a constitutional convention.