On Tuesday's "Pat Gray Unleashed", Pat discussed breaking news about President Donald Trump's plan to end birthright citizenship by way of an executive order, which he announced during an interview with Axios.
Ryan should be focusing on preserving the Republican majority in the House of Representatives, Trump tweeted on Wednesday, rather than giving opinions on the issue of birthright citizenship, "something he knows nothing about!".
With congressional elections a week away, President Donald Trump on Tuesday said he will seek to scrap the right of citizenship for USA -born children of non-citizens and illegal immigrants as he tries again to dramatically reshape immigration policies.
"We're the only country in the world where a person comes in and has a baby, and the baby is essentially a citizen of the United States ... with all of those benefits", Trump told Axios. "And it has to end".
The president said Monday he is mulling an order that would end the citizenship grant as a way, in his view, to remove a lure for undocumented migrants to come to the USA illegally.
Under the 14th Amendment, citizenship is granted to all people born in the USA, even if their parents aren't citizens, a concept known as "birthright citizenship".
Others say the issue is not up for change, including Judge James C. Ho, who was appointed by Trump to the Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals in New Orleans.
In his latest tweets, Trump also highlighted a view expressed by then-Sen.
Trump has discussed the issue before and reinjected it into the political conversation just days before the 2018 midterms as he looks to energize his base. And 84 years later in its 1982 ruling in Plyler v. Doe, the Supreme Court ruled that even if one enters the US illegally, they were within USA jurisdiction-which means that any of their USA -born children enjoy 14th Amendment protections. Birthright citizenship is the "legal right to citizenship of all children born in a country's territory, regardless of parentage". "The 14th Amendment has been in the Constitution for 150 years".
"We didn't like it when Obama tried changing immigration laws via executive action, and obviously as conservatives, we believe in the constitution". On Tuesday, Republican Senator Lindsey Graham said he would introduce a bill to support Trump's citizenship plan. In the 1898 decision United States v. Wong Kim Arc, the High Court ruled that a Chinese-American man who was born in the U.S.to parents who were Chinese nationals was a United States citizen.
As Trump considers an executive action to curtail what he terms "so-called Birthright Citizenship", he tweets that "It is not covered by the 14th Amendment".
During the 2016 presidential campaign, Trump called Ryan a "very weak and ineffective leader" after Ryan told fellow Republicans he would no longer defend Trump after the infamous "Access Hollywood" tape surfaced in which Trump could be heard bragging about groping women.
The majority opinion in 1873 said: "The phrase, "subject to its jurisdiction" was meant to exclude from its operation children of ministers, consuls, and citizens or subjects of foreign States born within the United States".