Donald Trump, the former President, has unveiled a transformative strategy aimed at curbing illegal immigration and reinforcing border security. As part of his comprehensive plan, he intends to prevent children born in the U.S. to undocumented immigrants from automatically acquiring American citizenship. Trump emphasized this objective in a recent news release, stating his intention to sign an executive order on the first day of his potential new term in office.
Trump asserted that the current interpretation of the law erroneously grants automatic U.S. citizenship to the offspring of illegal aliens. By rectifying this misinterpretation through the proposed executive order, he aims to eliminate a significant incentive for continued illegal immigration. Furthermore, he believes that this measure will deter potential migrants and encourage those who unlawfully entered the country during the Biden administration to return to their respective home countries.
In a Twitter video, Trump strongly criticized Joe Biden’s approach to illegal immigration. He accused the current President of enabling an unlawful foreign invasion by allowing an unprecedented influx of illegal aliens across the borders. Under Biden’s policies, Trump argued that millions of these individuals would ensure automatic U.S. citizenship for all their future children despite entering the country unlawfully. Trump expressed disbelief at the implications of such a policy.
Trump depicted a worrisome scenario as the number of illegal immigrants continues to rise. He highlighted that these individuals and their children would become eligible for welfare benefits, taxpayer-funded healthcare, voting rights, chain migration, and various other government privileges.
Trump viewed this policy as a rewarding mechanism for those who violated U.S. laws and believed it to be an obvious magnet attracting a flood of illegal immigrants. To address these concerns, Trump pledged to implement changes that would lead to a different outcome. His proposal received support from numerous individuals, with one Twitter user emphasizing its urgency and relevance for America’s future.
Trump’s executive order would also tackle the practice known as birth tourism, where individuals from around the world reside in hotels during the final stages of pregnancy to acquire U.S. citizenship for their children. This tactic often facilitates subsequent exploitation of chain migration, enabling these individuals and their family members to expedite obtaining green cards.
Under Trump’s plan, automatic U.S. citizenship would require at least one parent to be a citizen or a legal resident. He emphasized his commitment to securing the borders, restoring national sovereignty, revitalizing the education system, and placing America’s interests first. The news release accompanying his proposal emphasized that the United States is one of the few nations granting citizenship to the children of illegal aliens. It asserted that his plan aligns with sound legal theory.
Trump’s strategic vision aims to address immigration challenges comprehensively, promoting a secure and controlled border while ensuring adherence to constitutional principles.