Former President Donald Trump recently unveiled an audacious plan which could significantly alter the landscape of illegal immigration in the United States. He boldly declared that if he were to return to the Oval Office, he would promptly put an end to the policy that grants automatic American citizenship to children born to illegal immigrants on US soil.
Trump announced, “Upon commencing my new term, I will immediately issue an executive order directing federal agencies to correctly interpret the law. Henceforth, the offspring of illegal aliens will not be granted automatic U.S. citizenship.”
He believes that this move would significantly curtail the attractions that currently lure illegal immigrants into the country. By reducing these incentives, Trump is confident it would deter potential migrants and might even motivate those who entered the country under the Biden administration to return to their home countries.
In a scathing assessment of President Biden’s handling of immigration, Trump accused him of facilitating an unlawful foreign invasion of the U.S. He lambasted the policy that allows the children of illegal immigrants to obtain automatic U.S. citizenship.
Trump drove home the implications of this policy, explaining, “These children, despite their parents’ unlawful entry, will qualify for welfare, taxpayer-funded healthcare, voting rights, chain migration, and countless other government benefits, many of which will also profit the illegal alien parents.”
By ending this policy, Trump aims to diminish the allure that the U.S. currently holds for illegal immigrants. He believes this step will significantly mitigate the surge of illegal immigrants across our borders.
One of Trump’s significant concerns is the practice of “birth tourism,” where individuals from across the globe come to the U.S during the last stages of pregnancy to ensure their child obtains U.S. citizenship. This practice, Trump argues, is exploited to bypass immigration laws and secure green cards for the individual and their family members through chain migration.
In a future under Trump’s administration, for a child to be automatically granted U.S. citizenship, “at least one parent will have to be a citizen or a legal resident.”
Trump emphasizes that his vision for America involves secure borders and a restored sovereignty. He is confident that by implementing these measures, America’s greatness will be restored, and the nation’s priorities will be reestablished with an emphasis on secure borders, proper education, and putting America first.
The release underlined that the U.S. is one of the few countries globally that awards citizenship to children of illegal aliens. It argued that Trump’s proposal is rooted in sound legal theory, pointing out that many constitutional scholars have argued that the current interpretation of the 14th Amendment, which leads to automatic citizenship for the children of illegal immigrants, is fundamentally flawed.
By seeking to correct this erroneous interpretation, Trump aims to address the significant issues arising from illegal immigration, reaffirming conservative values of lawfulness, national security, and fair immigration practices.