For over a century, U.S. law has declared that every child born on American soil is born with the same rights as every other U.S. citizen.
But that right is being challenged.
On Sunday, Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump released a series of immigration proposals, including bringing an end to birthright citizenship. This statement in particular is receiving extraordinary media attention — even as a policy idea that’s been dredged up time and again through the years, largely to stir up anti-immigrant sentiment.
News story courtesy of Advancing Justice | AAJC