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Can Trump end birthright citizenship — and should it end?




New U.S. citizen Davies Garcia, 11, originally from Mexico, holds an American flag during a naturalization ceremony conducted by U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS), on September 14, 2018 in Los Angeles, California.
New U.S. citizen Davies Garcia, 11, originally from Mexico, holds an American flag during a naturalization ceremony conducted by U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS), on September 14, 2018 in Los Angeles, California.
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In an interview with “Axios on HBO” last night, President Trump said that he is preparing an executive order to end birthright citizenship, and that it’s within the president’s power to change the 14th amendment.

Here’s the legal and ethical debate.

Guests:

Daniel Griswold, director of the Trade and Immigration Program at The Mercatus Center, a free-market think tank based at George Mason University in Virginia

Jessica Vaughan, director of Policy Studies at the Center for Immigration Studies, a Washington, D.C.-based nonprofit research organization; she tweets @JessicaV_CIS

John Eastman, constitutional law professor at Chapman University and senior fellow at The Claremont Institute

Kim West-Faulcon, law professor at Loyola Law School, her focus includes constitutional law; she tweets @KWestFaulcon



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