President Trump mulls executive order to end birthright citizenship

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According to CNN, the President had during an interview with Fox News said that he would construct tent cities to house migrants travelling through Mexico to the United States southern border.

"The fact of the matter is this: The U.S. Constitution - the 14th Amendment ensures that anybody who is born here or naturalized here is entitled to the benefits that U.S. citizenship provides", Little said. "Do you want to say that on Hillary's fireworks barge that she canceled?"

When told his view is disputed, Trump asserted: "You can definitely do it with an act of Congress". "It's ridiculous. It's ridiculous".

But Trump claimed he has the power to do it.

The interviewer said that was disputed, indicating it might breach the 14th amendment of the U.S. constitution.

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Here's what you need to know about the 14th Amendment. "It'll happen", he told Axios, "with an executive order".

"Trump has zero authority to amend the Constitution through executive fiat, and he certainly can't do it with a tweet", Matthew Kolken, an immigration attorney in Buffalo, New York, told Business Insider on Tuesday.

Should his order go through, the action would generate legal challenges and opposition from within the US Congress.

Trump, who railed against illegal immigration during the 2016 U.S. presidential election, has seized on the issue in recent weeks as he seeks to bolster fellow Republicans ahead of next week's contests.

On Tuesday morning, Rep. Justin Amash, a Michigan Republican who frequently vocalizes his differences with the president, emphasized that ending birthright citizenship would require a constitutional amendment.

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Trump's administration announced on Monday it would send about 5,200 troops to the southern border with Mexico by the end of the week to head off a caravan of migrants.

With that said, Yegani is skeptical as to whether Trump will actually move forward with this plan.

House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi said that she's more confident about the midterms for Democrats than ever before, vowing on CBS's "The Late Show With Stephen Colbert" that "we will win".

It's unclear whether Graham means he will initiate the process for a constitutional amendment. Birthright citizenship allows any baby born on US soil to automatically be a USA citizen.

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