Prominent US senator Lindsey Graham, a South Carolina Republican, has described birthright citizenship as "absurd".
"The Constitution does not - I say that to the media - does not require it".
But attorney George T. Conway, Kellyanne Conway's husband, has parted company with his wife when it comes to birthright citizenship.
"Among Republicans, we've certainly seen that immigration more regularly tops the list of issues", said Lauren Passalacqua, the communications director at the Democratic Senatorial Campaign Committee.
"It's in the process", Trump said. But whether the President follows through on his threat or not, the issue joins a string of actions meant to thrust the matter of immigration into the front of voters' minds as they head to polls next week.
"I think the president is saying what I think my community shares, the fact that we do not want abuses", said Salazar, who is running for election in the district that is being vacated by retiring congresswoman Ileana Ros-Lehtinen, R-Fla. - and that Democrat Hillary Clinton won in 2016 by 19 percentage points.
"You can not end birthright citizenship with an executive order", the Wisconsin Republican told a Kentucky radio station on Tuesday.
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Under the Constitution's 14th Amendment, enacted in the wake of the Civil War to ensure that black Americans previously subject to slavery had full citizenship rights, citizenship is granted to "all persons born or naturalized in the United States".
James Ho, a conservative Trump-appointed federal appeals court judge, wrote in the Green Bag legal journal in 2006 that birthright citizenship "is protected no less for children of undocumented persons than for descendants of Mayflower passengers". "There are many people who are under the misimpression that the 14th Amendment commands it", Kobach said during a Fox News television interview.
Omar Jadwat, director of the American Civil Liberties Union's Immigrants' Rights Project, has weighed in as well-telling the New York Times, "The president can not erase the Constitution with an executive order, and the 14th Amendment's citizenship guarantee is clear". The President said during the interview that he has spoken with counsel about the legally dubious possibility.
When asked after the debate about ending birthright citizenship, Yoder told reporters that if the US secured its borders adequately, "That's not an issue then".
The right to citizenship for anyone born in the United States is guaranteed in the 14th Amendment to the Constitution.
There is ZERO chance either Gorsuch or Kavanaugh would find that a phone and a pen can abrogate the 14th Amendment. Former White House official Michael Anton argued in The Washington Post last July that the amendment is being misread. Six of the Justices ruled that the phrase "and subject to the jurisdiction thereof" applied to any person required to obey U.S. laws, meaning even children of foreigners residing in the country permanently or temporarily.
Many legal scholars agree. Most are in the Americas.
"Guess again. If you break our laws by entering this country without permission and give birth to a child, we reward that child with USA citizenship and guarantee a full access to all public and social services this society provides". But experts question the legality and practicality of what would amount to indefinite detention.