Trump wants to eliminate birthright citizenship, but can he?

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President Trump says he’s planning to sign an executive order that would no longer grant citizenship to babies born on U.S. soil -- to undocumented immigrants. The Constitution’s 14th amendment says, “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.” We look at the history of how birthright citizenship became the law of the land, and fact check whether Trump has the power to single handedly end it.

Credits

Guest:
Garrett Epps - University of Baltimore / Atlantic Magazine - @Profepps

Host:
Madeleine Brand

Producers:
Sarah Sweeney, Michell Eloy, Amy Ta, Christian Bordal, Yael Even Or, Alexandra Sif Tryggvadottir, Adriana Cargill