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Tue Oct 30, 2018, 10:32 PM

 

I know it won't happen, or at least I hope it won't happen, but eliminating birthright citizenship..

How would they do that even with a Constitutional amendment? Would people be grandfathered in? Would it be retroactive to a certain date? Would that make Trump not a citizen?

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Reply I know it won't happen, or at least I hope it won't happen, but eliminating birthright citizenship.. (Original post)
allgood33 Oct 2018 OP
Grasswire2 Oct 2018 #1
Jake Stern Oct 2018 #2
mr_lebowski Oct 2018 #3

Response to allgood33 (Original post)

Tue Oct 30, 2018, 10:33 PM

1. His mother came from Scotland in some questionable way, IIRC nt

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Tue Oct 30, 2018, 10:41 PM

2. Even Trumpers are admitting he doesn't have the authority

They're hoping that his signing the EO will provoke the ACLU to sue so it can go to SCOTUS where the conservative majority will interpret the 14th Amendment as not applying to undocumented immigrants.

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Response to Jake Stern (Reply #2)

Wed Oct 31, 2018, 12:26 AM

3. I don't see the SCOTUS unilaterally declaring that an Amendment

To the Constitution, written in plain English (unlike the 2A), says something completely different from what it actually says.

They wouldn't dare ... would they?

That would most definitely provoke a major Constitutional Crisis.

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