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Trump vows to revoke "ridiculous" birthright citizenship given to children born in the US | 4Beta Naija
Donald Trump plans to revoke the birthright citizenship which allows children of non-citizens and illegal immigrants born in the US to become automatic citizens. The US President referred to the law as "ridiculous" during an interview for Axios on HBO and said he wants to sign an executive order ending birthright citizenship. Trump has always criticized the so-called "anchor babies" and now that he is president, he plans to do something about it. He said: We're the only country in the world where a person comes in and has a baby, and the baby is essentially a citizen of the United States... with all of those benefits. It's ridiculous. It's ridiculous. And it has to end. The 14th Amendment of the Constitution, written in 1868, 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. Trump says he can change the law without amending the Constitution and can do so with an