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ABA Legal Fact Check explores history of birthright citizenship
A national debate on birthright citizenship was ignited when President Donald Trump recently said he could use an executive order to end this form of citizenship, which is automatically granted to U.S.-born children of undocumented immigrants. Others, including House Speaker Paul Ryan, strongly disagreed.
A new ABA Legal Fact Check looks at both the history of the issue of birthright citizenship as well as the authority of presidential executive orders.
The fact check also examines the relevant language of the Constitution’s 14th Amendment and subsequent U.S. Supreme Court cases that suggest the president faces a challenge in getting the court’s justices to agree with his point of view.
ABA Legal Fact Check seeks to help the public find dependable answers and explanations to confusing legal questions and issues such as:
What legally constitutes the crime of treason.
Whether White House confidentiality agreements can be enforced.
Under what circumstances, if any, would a president be above the law
What are the limits of the presidential pardon
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Date Published: November 27, 2018