Columbus, OH asked in Immigration Law for Ohio

Q: I read Trump wants to take citizenship away from babies that are born in the US to foreign parents.

How likely is that to happen during this presidential term?

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Matthew Williams
Matthew Williams
  • Cleveland, OH
  • Licensed in Ohio

A: It’s not very likely. Legal scholars largely agree that birth right citizenship is a constitutional guarantee. The President cannot change the constitution on his own.

Yanky Perelmuter agrees with this answer

Yanky Perelmuter
Yanky Perelmuter
  • Immigration Law Lawyer
  • Overland Park, KS

A: This is very unlikely to happen. Birthright citizenship is a constitutional issue and the President cannot unilaterally make changes to the constitution.

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