In a radical move, President Trump stated in a recent interview that he vows to end the right to citizenship for children of non-citizens and unauthorized immigrants born on U.S. soil. Currently, the 14th Amendment guarantees citizenship to individuals born in the United States. President Trump seeks to sign an executive order to change that right to citizenship.
House Speaker Paul Ryan has responded to the President’s claim and public outcry by stating that the President will not be able to single-handedly change the constitution. The American Civil Liberties Union has also released a statement saying “The President cannot erase the Constitution with an executive order, and the 14th Amendment’s citizenship guarantee is clear.”