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Week of October 29, 2018

Week of October 29, 2018
Posted: Oct 29, 2018
Categories: Poll Questions
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Topic: Revocation of Birthright Citizenship

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President Trump has vowed to sign an executive order revoking birthright citizenship for those in the United States illegally. Do you think the U.S. Supreme Court will uphold the constitutionality of this executive order?

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4 comments on article "Week of October 29, 2018"

Mary Kathryn Anderson, 11/2/2018 10:51 AM

It is about time that birthright rights are restricted! It is ridiculous the way it stands now. Go, President Trump, Go!!!!

Annette Vineyard, 11/2/2018 6:48 PM

Research shows that previously in 1873, The US Supreme Court essentially stated that the status of the parents determines the citizenship of the child. To qualify children for birthright citizenship, based on the 14th Amendment, parents must owe "direct and immediate allegiance" to the U.S. and be "completely subject" to its jurisdiction. In other words, they must be United States citizens.

Jan Burch, 11/4/2018 10:50 PM

Although it is quite clear that birthright citizenship was never the intent when the 14th Amendment was passed, it has nevertheless been treated as though it applies, therefore setting precedent. An Executive Order is insufficient to overturn such long-standing precedent. If Congress approves a clarification to stipulate that the Amendment applies only to citizens and legal residents, a new Amendment should not be needed.

However, even with an Act of Congress, I do not believe that citizenship could be (or should be) revoked from those already born. At best, it would apply to FUTURE births only. SCOTUS would never permit the revocation of citizenship for those who have been in this country since birth.

Corinne De Ambustio, 11/15/2018 1:11 PM

I understand why any Republicans hate this but, have they thought of citizens born in territories? This could affect them and even more those who live in territories that are just naturalized citizens. Also, no President has power for this, just Congress. This could set a very ugly precedent.

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