The no-nonsense United States President, Donald Trump has vowed to end the automatic citizenship granted to all babies born on US soil by non -citizens, describing the practice as “ridiculous “.
Trump who does not bother on the political correctness of any policy aimed at tightening US borders against illegal immigrants, said an Executive Order to terminate the age-long practice was underway.
Thousands of wealthy pregnant women especially from Africa and the developing countries travel to the US yearly to be delivered of their babies so the babies could acquire the automatic US citizenship.
His words : “Now how ridiculous, we’re the only country in the world where a person comes in, has a baby, and the baby is essentially a citizen of the United States for 85 years with all of those benefits. It’s ridiculous, it’s ridiculous and it has to end.”
Trump further said the process of ending the automatic citizenship policy might not require inputs from congress contrary to claims by some critics.
“It was always told to me you need a constitutional amendment. Guess what, you don’t.
“You can definitely do it with an act of Congress, but now they’re saying I can do it just with an executive order”.
The Executive Order when signed, would end the hope of many women acquiring easy US citizenship for their babies.