US Latest: President Donald Trump’s pledges to end birthright citizenship.


The President of US Donald Trump says he vowed to end birthright citizenship for children born to non-citizens and immigrants not authorized to be in the U.S.

“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,” he said. “It’s ridiculous. And it has to end.” Donald Trump said during the interview for “Axios on HBO.

Donald Trump says he wants to order the end of the constitutional right to citizenship for children of non-citizens and unauthorized immigrants born in the United States.

Most of the children of Indian parents, including those who are guest worker visa and visitor visa holders automatically become the US citizens every year.

In current law any baby born in US, regardless of the residential status of the new born baby’s parents is considered as a citizen of the United States and gives the all rights which available to any other us citizens.

Some foreigners plan to travel in such a way that they can give the birth of their baby in US. Once the child is born it entitles a US citizen.

In fact other countries, including Canada and Mexico, offer birthright citizenship.

The lawyers of White House anticipate to work with the Justice Department to build up a legal justification for the activity. It’s one of the numerous migration changes being talked about including refuge law changes and barring the migrant caravan from entering the U.S.

Throughout the history of birthright citizenship of the United States, the fundamental legal principle governing citizenship has been that birth within the United States grants U.S. citizenship; although enslaved persons and children of enslaved mothers, under the principle of partus sequitur ventrem, were excluded. The United States did not grant citizenship after the American Civil War to all former slaves until the passage of the Civil Rights Act of 1866, which was subsequently confirmed by the Fourteenth Amendment. American Indian tribal members are not covered specifically by the constitutional guarantee. Those living in tribes on reservations were generally not considered citizens until passage of the Indian Citizenship Act of 1924, although by that time nearly two-thirds of American Indians were already citizens.

The following conditions affect children born outside the U.S. and its outlying possessions to married parents.

  • If bothparents are U.S. citizens, the child is a citizen if either of the parents has had residency in the U.S. prior to the child’s birth
  • If oneparent is a U.S. citizen and the other parent is a U.S. national, the child is a citizen, if the U.S. citizen parent has lived in the U.S. for a continuous period of at least one year prior to the child’s birth
  • If oneparent is a U.S. citizen and the other parent is not a U.S. citizen or national, the child is a citizen if
    • the U.S. citizen parent has been “physically present in the U.S. before the child’s birth for a total period of at least five years, andat least two of those five years were after the U.S. citizen parent’s fourteenth birthday.
    • the U.S. citizen parent has not been “physically present” for a total period of at least five years, then a U.S. citizen grandparent must have been “physically present” for at least five years.