Former US President Donald Trump has stated that he intends to end birthright citizenship through an executive order if he is reelected to a second term in 2024.
He said he intends to sign an executive order on his first day in office, clarifying that children of people who migrate to the US will not automatically receive US citizenship.
Trump believes that this policy change will deter people from trying to settle in the US or give birth there.
He also criticised President Joe Biden and spoke of what he called "birth tourism," where pregnant individuals travel to the US to give birth and obtain citizenship for their children.
Trump proposed that birthright citizenship should require at least one parent to be a citizen or a legal resident.
Trump described his plan in a video uploaded on social media.
He says: "As part of my plan to secure the border on Day One of my new term in office, I will sign an executive order making clear to federal agencies that under the correct interpretation of the law, going forward the future children of illegal aliens will not receive automatic U.S. citizenship."
And adds: "My policy will choke off a major incentive for continued illegal immigration, deter more migrants from coming, and encourage many of the aliens Joe Biden has unlawfully let into our country to go back to their home countries."
Source: The Mirror
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