Posted by on October 30, 2018 8:32 am
Categories: A-Bump A-Featured Border and Immigration Trump's White House

Donald Trump simultaneously demonstrates his mastery of using xenophobia as a political cudgel and breathtaking ignorance of constitutional law.

President Trump said he was preparing an executive order to end birthright citizenship in the UnitePresident 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.

Why it matters: This would be the most dramatic move yet in Trump’s hardline immigration campaign, this time targeting “anchor babies” and “chain migration.” And it will set off another stand-off with the courts, as Trump’s power to do this through executive action is debatable to say the least.