Trump announced in an interview on Tuesday, October 29, 2018, that he will sign an executive order intended to end the practice of birthright citizenship.
Sen.(R-S.C.) on the same day said that he will introduce legislation to end the “absurd policy of birthright citizenship”.
The proposed legislation to amend the 14th Amendment of the Constitution, which states that all persons “born or naturalized in the United States” are “citizens of the United States and of the State wherein they reside ” will not only require over two-thirds majorities in Congress, but also be ratified by three-quarters of the states.
Vice President Pence said “we all cherish” the 14th Amendment but “the Supreme Court of the United States has never ruled on whether or not the language of the 14th Amendment subject to the jurisdiction thereof applies specifically to people who are in the country illegally”.
Most countries in the Western Hemisphere, including Mexico and Canada, have some form of birthright citizenship.