According to Jonathan Swan and Stef W. Kight’s article at axios.com…
President Trump plans 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, he said yesterday in an exclusive interview for “Axios on HBO,” a new four-part documentary news series debuting on HBO this Sunday at 6:30 p.m. ET/PT.
The article goes on to point out that the “anchor baby” concept did not exist in this country until it was dreamed up in the 1960’s.
Obviously, this is going to be challenged in the courts. And, just as obviously, it is going to wind up, at some point, in the U.S. Supreme Court.
But, setting aside for a moment the legal fights – which I assume will go on for an extended period of time….
…do you think it makes sense for someone to illegally enter the country, have a child here (if it is at a hospital, who do you think is likely to be paying for that child’s birth) and then claim legal status because the child was illegally born here?
That’s worth thinking about…because, if President Trump does sign such an executive order, that is going to be what, I assume, most people will see as the key issue.