The White House is considering abolishing the automatic granting of US citizenship to all those born in the country, even if their relatives are not citizens of the state. President Donald Trump reported to journalists.
“We are very seriously considering granting citizenship by birthright when a child appears in the United States. You cross the border, give birth to a child — and congratulations, now this child is US citizen. This is frankly ridiculous,” the President said.
This is not the first time Trump has announced the possibility of abolishing the automatic granting of citizenship to all born in the United States. In October 2018, in the TV program Axios on HBO, the President said that he wants to cancel the right for children of foreigners to obtain American citizenship.
This possibility is guaranteed by the 14th amendment to the US Constitution. However, according to Trump, it ceased to operate, will not need to change the law — enough presidential decree. Then he also said that he discussed the issue with his advisers, saying that this decision is being worked out. “It will happen,” Trump assured then.
In August, the White House also announced a new rule that will tighten the rules for issuing visas to the United States. This measure applies to applications for temporary or permanent visas for citizens: they may be rejected due to low income or assistance from the state.