President Donald Trump is currently exploring whether he can issue an executive order to end birthright citizenship for children of immigrants, sending the left into a full-blown meltdown.
During an interview with Axios, Trump said he didn’t actually need Congress to change the rules on birthright citizenship.
"It was always told to me that you needed a constitutional amendment. Guess what? You don't,” Trump said.
He added, "You can definitely do it with an Act of Congress. But now they're saying I can do it just with an executive order."
Watch his remarks via Axios below:
When pressed on the issue, Trump confirmed his secret plan was already “in the process.”
“It'll happen ... with an executive order,” he said.
No matter what, if Trump decides to take on the contentious issue, he will likely be met with several legal challenges.
The Fourteenth Amendment states: "All persons born or naturalized in the United States, and subject to the jurisdiction thereof, are citizens of the United States and of the State wherein they reside."
Trump has been extremely tough on the issue of immigration.
"Few immigration and constitutional scholars believe it is within the president's power to change birthright citizenship, former U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services chief counsel Lynden Melmed tells Axios," Axios reported.
The report added: "But some conservatives have argued that the 14th Amendment was only intended to provide citizenship to children born in the U.S. to lawful permanent residents — not to unauthorized immigrants or those on temporary visas."
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