Broken Clock Alert: Tim Scott Says Presidents Cannot End Birthright Citizenship

Although TFG and Ron DeFascist have promised that if they become president in 2024, they would end ‘Birthright Citizenship,’ Uncle Tim Scott correctly pointed out that presidents do not have the authority to do so while talking with community leaders in Yuma, Arizona, on Friday.

“I think the Congress would have to act. The president cannot do that by himself or herself outright.” Asked if he thinks Trump and DeSantis are making promises that they would not have the legal authority to keep, Scott responded, “Yeah, I don’t know how you do that without addressing the constitutional challenges.”

-CBS:

“Also known as the Naturalization Clause, the Citizenship Clause is contained in Section One of the Fourteenth Amendment. The clause conferred U.S. and state citizenship at birth to all individuals born in the United States.” In other words, “under a decades-long interpretation of the Constitution, children born on American soil are automatically granted U.S. citizenship, even if their parents are not themselves citizens or legally present in the country. Immigration hard-liners” (MAGATS and other Xenophobes/Racists) “have long criticized the policy, saying it encourages parents to come to the U.S. unlawfully and then benefit from the benefits available to their U.S.-born children.”

Any action to upend birthright citizenship would all but certain face legal challenges, since the 14th Amendment of the Constitution decrees that “persons born or naturalized in the United States” are “citizens of the United States and of the State wherein they reside.” 

Amending the Constitution must be proposed by a supermajority in Congress or a constitutional convention convened by two-thirds of all states. It then requires ratification by three-fourths of the states.

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