Donald Trumps New Executive Order

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Donald Trumps New Executive Order

President Trump making the executive order on the Muslim Ban.

President Trump making the executive order on the Muslim Ban.

President Trump making the executive order on the Muslim Ban.

President Trump making the executive order on the Muslim Ban.

Maddy Taylor, staff reporter

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President Donald Trump made a proposal to get rid of birthright citizenship. This proposal violates the fourteenth amendment that prevents people living here to be deprived of life, liberty, and property. This is a new executive order, meaning that Congress has no say in the matter no matter how much it violates this amendments.

“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”, states the fourteenth amendment. If Trump goes through with this order he will be violating every aspect of this amendment.

Trump said that this amendment is ridiculous and needs to come to an end. Michael Anton, spokesperson for the National Security Council, supports Trump’s decision to go through with this order and shares many beliefs with Trump on this topic. Anton wrote in the Washington Post that this amendment was not supposed to apply to undocumented immigrants, just freed slaves in the 1880’s.

“Freed slaves definitely qualified”, Anton said. “The children of immigrants who came here illegally clearly don’t”.

James Ho, who is on the Court of Appeals and was named there by Trump last year, disagrees with this action and in 2011 his opinion on the immigration issue America has.

“Birthright citizenship is a constitutional right, no less for the children of undocumented persons than for descendants of passengers of the Mayflower”, Ho wrote.

There are many different opinions on this controversial proposal Trump is making, with the fact that is breaks the fourteenth amendment being a central point in all of this.