President Trump's plan to end birthright citizenship easier said than done

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President Trump's plan to end birthright citizenship easier said than done

President Trump's plan to end birthright citizenship easier said than done.

KXLY 4 Nightside Producer Stevee Chapman has the details.


President Trump's plan to end birthright citizenship easier said than done

Keep the good times going in pullman 3 just seven days before the midterm elections, president trump is determined to make immigration a central issue... this week... he doubled down on efforts to stop the migrant caravan from from making it onto u-s soil... by ordering more than 5-thousand active duty troops to the u-s border.

About 800 of those troops arrived in texas today... president trump claims their help is needed because the caravan includes "gang members and some very bad people.."

Despite evidence to back up those claims.and today-- the president says he's also considering a he's also president says and today-- the up those claims.evidence to back people.."

Despite evidence to back up those claims.and today-- the president says he's also considering a new executive order to do away with birthright citizenship... it's an announcement many are questioning whether he even has the power to make... nightside producer stevee chapman has been looking into the matter... stevee, this statement calls into question..

Presidential power and constitutional rights..

Birthright citizenship is something guaranteed by the 14th amendment... it says anyone born on u-s soil is a u-s citizen.in an interview with axios released today-- president trump says he'll use an executive order to end that right for children born to non-citizens and undocumeted immigrants in the states.

But today-- the top republican in congress said the president simply does not have that power -sot ryan gfx: "well you obviously cannot do that.

You cannot end birthright citizenship with an executive order.

We didn't like it when obama tried changing immigration laws via executive action ?i think in this case the 14th amendment is pretty clear."many constitutional experts agree... amendments to the constitution can not be overridden by presidential action... and can only be changed or removed with a two-thirds vote from ábothá bodies of congress-- or through a constitutional convention called for by two-thirds of state legislatures.

In studio-- stevee chapman, kxly 4 nightside.

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