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1.This thread is to help law students analyze some of the questions arising from the #BirthrightCitizenship debate. I'm trying to help you answer questions your non-lawyer friends might have and to take it beyond political partisanship into legal method. That's your value-added.
2. Here's what the 14th Amendment says: "All persons born or naturalized in the United States, and subject to the jurisdiction thereof, are citizens of the United States." The issue in this current debate is the meaning of "subject to the jurisdiction" of the U.S.
3. How to decide what the Constitution means? Four basic (over-simplified!) methods: a. Textualism; b. Originalism; c. Precedence; d. Policy Preference. More on each in the following tweets.
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Let me explain to you why all y'all shld be very alarmed by the discussion around threats to the #14thAmendment even as it's framed as a threat solely to "non-citizens" having so called "anchor babies".
*A thread #BirthrightCitizenship
**Not a lawyer
Let me first just leave this here. #BirthrightCitizenship is already precedent but let's move on #14thAmendment…
First a brief history for those who don't know
the #14thAmendment was enacted by the reconstruction era GOP (oh yeah good ole party of Lincoln GOP) to ensure newly formerly enslaved blacks would now be citizens and granted equal protection under the law.
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Hey @realDonaldTrump --

Stop with the lies and distractions & actually stand up for pre-existing condition protections.

You’ve tried to distract the American people and we’ll see you in court about #BirthrightCitizenship.

But we’re not letting this lie go unchecked.
Your administration is currently backing a lawsuit that nullifies protections for pre-existing conditions despite saying that Republicans support them.…

This is GOP hypocrisy at its most blatant and craven state.
So we have some simple questions for the President:

1. Will you order the DOJ to intervene in Texas, et al v. U.S., et al and defend protections for pre-existing conditions?

2. Will you repudiate the brief arguing for the elimination of pre-existing conditions protections?
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Emperor Trump thinks he can end #birthrightcitizenship by executive order.

Short answer: No.
Long answer: No, no, no.

This is such a ridiculous proposal that it's not worth spilling ink explaining. But there are dangers here.
1. American citizenship is being devalued. If it can be revoked or reinterpreted by mere executive order, it's less valuable than a Costco membership.

Remember: the admin has denied passports to (mostly) Latinos born in the US but near the border.

And there is now a denaturalization task force to revoke citizenship of certain naturalized citizens. Certainly, these attacks on US citizens are part of the administration's relentless attacks on all Americans, aspiring or otherwise.…
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I don’t agree with Donald Trump on many things, but I DO think that if a child is born in America to parents who are here illegally that they should not be granted automatic citizenship. And I say this as a liberal and Latina!
Also, can Trump even do this legally via executive order? I don’t think so!
Do U agree with Donald Trump's move to try and end #BirthrightCitizenship for children born in America to those here illegally?
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The #BirthrightCitizenship is obviously a stunt to rile up Trump's racist base, which is disgusting in and of itself.

To capitalize on fearmongering, racism, and xenophobia at the potential expense of so many Americans and their families is deplorable.
There is real concern given how Stephen Miller has led the WH charge to chip away at protections for immigrants and anyone else who isn't white in this country.

Historically, the removal of birthright citizenship has historical antecedents in places like Nazi Germany
However, the coverage of the constitutionality/viability of such a proposal has been insane.

The Constitution is completely clear on this matter through the 14th Amendment.

Trump cannot end birthright citizenship through an EO and reporting like he can is irresponsible.
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Connecting the creepy dots - @CIS_org is lifting up this 2010 blog from their website written by Jon Feere on #BirthrightCitizenship - more connecting the dots thread below 1/…
Who is Jon Feere? Here is some background - including interviews he's given to an anti-semitic platform 2/…
What does Jon Feere do now? Oh - SERVES IN THE TRUMP ADMIN AT DHS as a senior policy advisor to ICE. 3/ #BirthrightCitizenship

These ideas don't come out of the blue. They're just used to shock everyone else. They are rooted in eugenics/population control/white nationalism. /4
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#Analysis: Ending #BirthrightCitizenship for the children of illegal immigrants and birth tourists has long been the crown jewel of pro-sovereignty immigration reformers. It's about interpreting the #14Amendment of the #Constitution correctly. Thread.
First, to quote the great Ann Coulter, it's laughable to think that any Founder, Framer or Amender of the Constitution intended for American citizenship to be the prize in a game of Red Rover with the Border Patrol. We're a nation of laws, after all.
Second, #14Amendment was one of three emancipation-related amendments to the #Constitution, designed to grant citizenship to former slaves and their children. The congressional record shows nobody believed 600,000 Americans died to give Congress the chance to open the borders.
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I will link to some fantastic threads here re: #citizenship, but pls, folks - don't waste your day fretting over this. This is a ruse designed to whip up racism & xenophobia before the election. It cannot stand & will not stand.

It's a political stunt.
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