Why Trump shouldn’t mess with birthright citizenship

“That is, until the topic of illegal immigration became a useful arrow in the campaign quivers of both parties” writes Christine M for Now, Trump and his friends who want to eliminate birthright citizenship or “ius solis” are saying that the children of illegal aliens are not “subject to the jurisdiction” of the U.S. and therefore not entitled to citizenship.But there’s no avoiding the fact that my day job has a strong influence on the way I view President Donald Trump’s announced decision to get rid of birthright citizenship, something which has been fairly settled law for over a century.

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