Donald Trump has announced that he is going to terminate the right to citizenship for babies born on US soil to non-citizens.
The US president, who is taking an increasingly hard line stance on immigration, said the ” process” to end Birthright Citizenship by executive order is underway and denied such a fundamental change would need the input of the Congress, reports UK’s Independent.
“It was always told to me you need a constitutional amendment, ” Mr Trump told Axios. “Guess what, you don’t.”
“You can definitely do it with an act of Congress but now they are saying I can do it just with an executive order,” the president continued.
“Now how ridiculous, we’re the only country in the world where a person comes has a baby, and the baby is essentially a citizen of the United States for 85 years with all of those benefits. It’s ridiculous, it’s ridiculous and it has to end .”