Skip to comments.Trump backs off executive order threat, says Congress is better path to end birthright citizenship
Posted on 10/31/2018 3:03:42 PM PDT by E. Pluribus Unum
President Trump said Wednesday hes still committed to ending birthright citizenship for babies born to illegal immigrants, but would prefer to go through Congress rather than use an executive order.
Thats a softening of his stance from an interview published Tuesday, where he told Axios, an online political outlet, that he was preparing an executive order to test the boundaries of the Constitutions definitions of automatic citizenship.
Mr. Trump, who during the 2016 campaign had called President Obamas executive actions on immigration unconstitutional and illegal, also cited those as precedent for his own plans.
If he can do DACA we can do this by executive order, the president told reporters as he prepared to jet to Florida for a campaign rally.
Mr. Trump said curtailing birthright citizenship was much less complex than some were making it out to be.
Id rather do it through Congress because thats permanent. But we can certainly do it through executive order, he said.
His suggestion of tackling birthright citizenship has drawn opposition from those both inside and outside the GOP, with House Speaker Paul D. Ryan shooting down the plans on Tuesday.
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Yup. You also know he won’t just let lay either.
Turn out the lights
I’m sure Paul Ryan is smiling.
Of course the duty shirkers in Congress should get this straightened out. It’s their job.
But it is unlikely that the ‘Critters will get up off their dead butts and do something.
Around here we call him Lying Ryan the House Snake.
agreed congress will do nothing. His educative order was clear short path to the USSC to resolve it and move on. But now he has surrendered. those who see some magical strategy everytime he rants are delusional.
I cannot wait until the worthless Paul Ryan is gone! And I’m glad Trump tweet spanked his sorry @ss.
i always thought Trump was trolling with that claim of using EO to eliminate anchor babies ... and it worked too: fake stream media and Dems went berserk trying to protect anchor babies, which was what Trump wanted to happen ... those fools never learn ...
Since Democratic members of Congress probably see birthright citizenship as Democratic votes, Trump is undoubtedly calling for patriots to flex their might voting muscle and vote Republican ticket.
he can do both...
exec order immediately...
and then let congress screw around with it as much as they’d like
since the conferral of USA citizenship on ‘anchor babies’ is not authorized by law (at least nobody has cited any statute).....a future president will NOT be able to start conferring American citizenship on them by a new exec order)
Art of the deal my a$$!
What Trump claims to want is already in the 14th amendment!
All he has to do is order his staff to obey it.
Somebody stared Trump down! He folded his cards without looking.
Thanks... that’s what I got out of it as well. I don’t see how Trump was backing off of anything.
I do not see it as backing off either. I see it as how POTUS does stuff. He will get it done, one way or the other as he said.
You are correct
His EO could simply cancel any mandates that the State department and DHS may have to recognize citizenship in these cases, things that were done with out justification
Then it would be up to Congress to enact “clarifying” legislation.
Interesting inference. However, being an independent thinker takes more than merely being consistently contrarian.
He would rather congress do what?
Its already done in the 14th amendment. No anchor babies.
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