Trump backs off executive order threat, says Congress is better path to end birthright citizenship

President Trump said Wednesday he’s still committed to ending birthright citizenship for babies born to immigrants living in the U.S. illegally, but would prefer to go through Congress rather than use an executive order.

That’s a softening of his stance from an interview published Tuesday, where he told Axios, an online political outlet, that he was preparing an executive order to test the boundaries of the Constitution’s definitions of automatic citizenship.

“I’d rather do it through Congress because that’s permanent,” the president told reporters at the White House.

He said he still thinks an executive order possible, but said in a series of tweets that he now expects to push Congress to act on legislation next year.

1 Comment - what are your thoughts?

  • CharlieSeattle says:


    An executive order challenge gore to the SCOTUS where it will be upheld!

    Congress refuses to act, but you already know that.

    Once again, a bold Trump declaration, that would work, is shot down by Trump.

    Trump, MAGA is bigger than you are!

    I am geting very tired of your BS dithering!

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