I see a lot of our people reacting to the news.
“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.
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. …”
Unfortunately, I am going to have to be Hunter “Black Pill” Wallace on this one and remind everybody that we are a week out from the midterm elections, and that this is just an obvious ploy to gin up Republican turnout. The GOP has ran on immigration in the past three election cycles. It has consistently governed on other issues like the tax cuts after the elections.
If it were this easy to end birthright citizenship, why is President Trump doing it now? He is doing it now in order to rev up the base. That’s why he is also doing all of these rallies. He also wants to change the news cycle from Pittsburgh and the MAGA Bomber. If it gets shot down in the federal courts, which it undoubtedly will in a district court like the travel ban, then it will be resolved well after the midterms. This will ultimately go to the Supreme Court where it will shine a bright light on how “true conservatives” handpicked by the Heritage Foundation will vote on issue.
UPDATE: Sen. Chuck Grassley isn’t even supporting this. Prepare yourself for “True Conservatism” to block this in the Senate and Supreme Court.
Chuck Grassley's Birthright Citizenship Comments — Senator Objects to President Trump Executive Order | National Review https://t.co/5rLeI6N5bG
— Hard Copy Politics (@politicswatch15) October 30, 2018
RYAN: CAN'T END BIRTHRIGHT CITIZENSHIP WITH EXECUTIVE ORDER
— zerohedge (@zerohedge) October 30, 2018
Birthright citizenship for children of illegal immigrants has never been directly ruled upon by the Supreme Court, nor is it in the Constitution. It cannot, however, be changed by executive order. https://t.co/gnqjWN6BxU
— Ben Shapiro (@benshapiro) October 30, 2018
Paul Ryan is one of these creatures of Washington think tanks. He is already saying that Trump can’t end birthright citizenship with an executive order. How will the “true conservatives” from this milieu like John Roberts, Neil Gorsuch and Brett Kavanaugh vote on the issue?