House Speaker Paul Ryan: President Trump can’t end birthright citizenship on his own. https://t.co/lRx6pk7jkM
— The Associated Press (@AP) October 30, 2018
Sen. Chuck Grassley:
Senate Judiciary Chairman Chuck Grassley cautious on Trump’s talk of ending birthright citizenship through executive action. He was far more critical of Obama’s move on DACA, which he called part of a “long list of abuses of his executive authority.” pic.twitter.com/29fDK05R8B
— Manu Raju (@mkraju) 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
— National Review (@NRO) October 30, 2018
This last piece by Cuck David French is instructive:
“No, he may not, and I not only have confidence that Trump’s Supreme Court picks would block his order, I don’t believe the order would survive even a Trump district-court pick’s review. Originalism and the plain meaning of federal statutes stand in the way of the Trump trial balloon. Let’s hope it pops before the president can put his unconstitutional pen to paper. …”
Clearly, the True Cons in the House and Senate are signaling they don’t support this, and as David French explains the True Cons on the Supreme Court won’t support it either.
Based Gorsuch and Punished Kavanaugh memes aside, we’re likely going to found out soon that a “True Conservative” Supreme Court won’t mean much on immigration.
Note: Do you remember Arizona vs. United States?