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Rutherford Institute denounces Trump administration’s unconstitutional proposal to terminate birthright citizenship by way of executive order

CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va.—President Trump’s announcement that he intends, through issuance of an Executive Order, to terminate birthright citizenship, which confers citizenship to children of noncitizens who are born in the U.S., is in direct conflict with the plain terms of the United States Constitution, namely the Fourteenth Amendment, which states: “All persons born or naturalized in the United States, and subject to the jurisdiction thereof, are citizens of the United Statesand of the State wherein they reside.” Continue reading