Trump vows to end birthright citizenship in campaign video
"My policy will choke off a major incentive for continued illegal immigration, deter more migrants from coming, and encourage many of the aliens Joe Biden has unlawfully let into our country to go back to their home countries," Trump said.
Former President Donald Trump vowed on Tuesday to end birthright citizenship should he return to the White House, in order to eliminate an incentive for migrants to enter the U.S. illegally.
Trump made the remarks in the latest Agenda 47 campaign video, saying, "Joe Biden has launched an illegal foreign invasion of our country allowing a record number of illegal aliens to storm across our borders, from all over the world."
"Under Biden's current policies, even though these millions of illegal border crossers have entered the country unlawfully, all of their future children will become automatic U.S. citizens," he said, noting they would thus be eligible for numerous taxpayer-funded benefit programs.
"This policy is a reward for breaking the laws of the United States and is obviously a magnet helping draw the flood of illegals across our border," Trump declared.
The former president contended that the nation's birthright citizenship policy was based on a "historical myth and a willful misinterpretation of the law by the open borders advocates."
"As part of my plan to secure the border on day one... I will sign an executive order making clear to federal agencies that under the correct interpretation of the law, going forward the future children of illegal aliens will not receive automatic U.S. citizenship," he declared.
"My policy will choke off a major incentive for continued illegal immigration, deter more migrants from coming, and encourage many of the aliens Joe Biden has unlawfully let into our country to go back to their home countries," Trump went on, point out that his change would end birth tourism.
"At least one parent will have to be a citizen or a legal resident in order to qualify," Trump vowed.
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