President Trump told Axios in an interview published Tuesday that he plans to sign an executive order that would end birthright citizenship, or the right of citizenship to all children born in the United Sates. "It was always told to me that you needed a constitutional amendment," he said. "Guess what? You don't." Most immigration and constitutional scholars disagree with this argument, noting that the 14th Amendment guarantees citizenship to "all persons born or naturalized in the United States, and subject to the jurisdiction thereof," but some conservatives argue that the president can change how the amendment is applied via executive order. If Trump follows through, his order faces long odds in court.
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