Oct 30, 2018 - Politics & Policy

ACLU blasts “blatantly unconstitutional” Trump plan on birthright citizenship

Trump at a rally

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The American Civil Liberties Union hit back at President Trump's plan to sign an executive order that would remove the right to citizenship for babies of non-citizens and unauthorized immigrants born on U.S. soil, tweeting that it is "blatantly unconstitutional."

This is a blatantly unconstitutional attempt to fan the flames of anti-immigrant hatred in the days ahead of the midterms.
The 14th Amendment’s citizenship guarantee is clear. You can’t erase the Constitution with an executive order, @realDonaldTrump.

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