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A searchable database containing over 30,000 curated and sourced quotes by and about Donald J. Trump, created in May 2017. We began adding quotes from Joe Biden soon after he became the presumptive Democratic Party presidential nominee on June 5, 2020. Therefore, searches on most topics will return more Trump than Biden quotes, but we are continuing to add quotes from both 2020 presidential election candidates through the November 3, 2020 election.

CITIZENSHIP/IMMIGRATION/JUSTICE DEPARTMENT/TRUMP AS PRESIDENT: “The Justice Department said Wednesday [2-26-20] that it had created an official section in its immigration office to strip citizenship rights from naturalized immigrants, a move that gives more heft to the Trump administration’s broad efforts to remove from the country immigrants who have committed crimes. The Denaturalization Section ‘underscores the […]

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CITIZENSHIP/MILITARY/TRUMP AS PRESIDENT: “A new homeland security policy that will restrict the conferral of automatic citizenship for some children born abroad to active service members will affect only a handful of families each year, but the botched rollout of the policy this week incited a fierce backlash against President Trump, who has hailed himself as […]

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CITIZENSHIP/IMMIGRATION/TRUMP AS PRESIDENT: “The day after his administration unveiled a regulation that would allow it to indefinitely detain migrant families with children, President Trump also revived talk of a much more radical step: abolishing automatic American citizenship for anyone born in the United States. Mr. Trump said on Wednesday [8-21-19] that the rule, enshrined in […]

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CITIZENSHIP/IMMIGRATION/TRUMP AS PRESIDENT/TRUMP PEOPLE: “Ken Cuccinelli had virtually no hope of getting a Senate-confirmed job, having spent years leading conservative efforts to oust incumbent Republican senators, including Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell. But in the six weeks since President Donald Trump named him as acting head of the relatively obscure U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services, […]

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CENSUS/CITIZENSHIP/SUPREME COURT/TRUMP AS PRESIDENT: “President Donald Trump already suffered one stinging defeat when the Supreme Court invalidated his effort to add a ‘citizenship question’ to the 2020 census. Now he’s decided to try again, threatening to issue an executive order commanding the Census Bureau to add the question to its survey, and ordering the Justice […]

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CENSUS/CITIZENSHIP/JUSTICE DEPARTMENT/SUPREME COURT/TRUMP AS PRESIDENT: “In the wake of the Supreme Court’s 5-4 ruling last month rejecting the Trump administration’s reason for adding a citizenship question to the census as merely a pretext and ‘contrived,”’ President Trump is contemplating the unthinkable: issuing an executive order instructing the Census Bureau to move forward with printing the […]

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CENSUS/CITIZENSHIP/SUPREME COURT/TRUMP AS PRESIDENT: “Despite an embarrassing loss before the Supreme Court two weeks ago, the Trump administration has decided to press its case to add a citizenship question to the 2020 census. Attorney General William Barr promises to reveal a ‘pathway’ forward this week, although what the administration’s new argument might be is unclear. […]

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CENSUS/CITIZENSHIP/SUPREME COURT/TRUMP AS PRESIDENT: “‘I agree with the President, the Supreme Court got it wrong. There should be a question about Citizenship on the Census. A.G. Barr sees a pathway to add the Citizenship Question.’ Steve Doocy @foxandfriends Working hard on something that should be so easy. People are fed up!” –Donald Trump, Twitter.com, July […]

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CENSUS/CITIZENSHIP/JUSTICE DEPARTMENT/SUPREME COURT/TRUMP AS PRESIDENT: “President Donald Trump’s fight to add a citizenship question to the 2020 census is one he seems likely to lose. Eleven days after an unfavorable Supreme Court ruling, a new team of Justice Department attorneys must persuade three district court judges that a June 30 printing deadline a previous DOJ […]

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ATTORNEY GENERAL/CENSUS/CITIZENSHIP/JUSTICE DEPARTMENT/TRUMP AS PRESIDENT: “President Trump and Attorney General William P. Barr began working to find a way to place a citizenship question on the 2020 census just after the Supreme Court blocked its inclusion last month, Mr. Barr said on Monday, adding that he believes that the administration can find a legal path […]

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CENSUS/CITIZENSHIP/COURTS/JUSTICE DEPARTMENT/TRUMP AS PRESIDENT/TRUMP PEOPLE: “The Trump administration confirmed Friday [7-5-19] that it will press forward with efforts to add a citizenship question to next year’s census, with President Donald Trump saying he’s exploring the possibility of reviving the question via executive order and government lawyers telling a federal judge that they’ve “been asked to […]

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CITIZENSHIP/DHS/IMMIGRATION/TRUMP BUSINESS: “After months of silence, President Trump responded on Friday [7-5-19] to reports that the Trump Organization has employed dozens of undocumented immigrants by saying that he doesn’t know whether the organization does or not…The New York Times first reported in December that Victorina Morales, a Guatemalan undocumented immigrant, and several others living in […]

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CENSUS/CITIZENSHIP/JUSTICE DEPARTMENT/SUPREME COURT/TRUMP AS PRESIDENT: “Justice Department lawyers told a federal judge on Friday [7-5-19] that they would press ahead in their efforts to add a citizenship question to the 2020 census, but indicated they did not know yet what kind of rationale they would put forward. Just hours before, President Trump told reporters on […]

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CENSUS/CITIZENSHIP/TRUMP AS PRESIDENT: “So important for our Country that the very simple and basic ‘Are you a Citizen of the United States?’ question be allowed to be asked in the 2020 Census. Department of Commerce and the Department of Justice are working very hard on this, even on the 4th of July!”  –Donald Trump, Twitter.com, […]

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CENSUS/CITIZENSHIP/JUSTICE DEPARTMENT/TRUMP AS PRESIDENT: “A day after pledging that the 2020 census would not ask respondents about their citizenship, Justice Department officials reversed course on Wednesday [7-3-19] and said they were hunting for a way to restore the question on orders from President Trump. The contentious issue of whether next year’s all-important head count would […]

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CENSUS/CITIZENSHIP/COMMERCE/TRUMP AS PRESIDENT: “The News Reports about the Department of Commerce dropping its quest to put the Citizenship Question on the Census is incorrect or, to state it differently, FAKE! We are absolutely moving forward, as we must, because of the importance of the answer to this question.” –Donald Trump, Twitter.com, July 3, 2019 10:06 […]

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CENSUS/CITIZENSHIP/TRUMP AS PRESIDENT: “A very sad time for America when the Supreme Court of the United States won’t allow a question of ‘Is this person a Citizen of the United States?’ to be asked on the #2020 Census! Going on for a long time. I have asked the Department of Commerce and the Department of […]

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CENSUS/CITIZENSHIP/TRUMP AS PRESIDENT: “….to do whatever is necessary to bring this most vital of questions, and this very important case, to a successful conclusion. USA! USA! USA!” –Donald Trump, Twitter.com, July 2, 2019 9:33 pm

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CENSUS/CITIZENSHIP/COURTS/TRUMP AS PRESIDENT: “The Trump administration said Tuesday [7-2-19] that it will not ask about citizenship status on the 2020 census, backing off a contentious effort to reinstate the question over objections from opponents who successfully argued to the Supreme Court that it would disenfranchise minority groups. Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross, who originally directed the […]

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CENSUS/CITIZENSHIP/SUPREME COURT/TRUMP AS PRESIDENT: “The Trump administration, in a dramatic about-face, abandoned its quest on Tuesday [7-2-19] to add a citizenship question to the 2020 census, a week after being blocked by the Supreme Court. Faced with mounting deadlines and a protracted legal fight, officials ordered the Census Bureau to start printing forms for next […]

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CENSUS/CITIZENSHIP/IMMIGRATION/TRUMP AS PRESIDENT: “President Donald Trump said Monday [7-1-19] his administration was still looking into delaying the 2020 census over disputes about the legality of a citizenship question. Speaking with reporters in the Oval Office, the president reiterated his incredulity that asking about citizenship is not part of the census. ‘I think it is very […]

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CALIFORNIA/CENSUS/CITIZENSHIP/TRUMP AS PRESIDENT: “California officials claimed a legal victory Thursday [6-27-19] after the U.S. Supreme Court blocked the Trump administration’s attempt to add a citizenship question to the 2020 census, a query that Gov. Gavin Newsom and others fear would undercount residents, endanger federal aid and cost crucial seats in Congress. He joined Newsom, Secretary […]

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CENSUS/CITIZENSHIP/TRUMP AS PRESIDENT: “Seems totally ridiculous that our government, and indeed Country, cannot ask a basic question of Citizenship in a very expensive, detailed and important Census, in this case for 2020. I have asked the lawyers if they can delay the Census, no matter how long, until the…..”  –Donald Trump, Twitter.com, June 27, 2019 […]

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CENSUS/CITIZENSHIP/SUPREME COURT/TRUMP AS PRESIDENT: “What happened in the census case? That’s the question that Americans—even legal experts—confronted with the puzzling, blockbuster Supreme Court decision on Thursday [6-27-19] in Department of Commerce v. New York. The short answer is that the Trump administration’s efforts to include a question about citizenship on the 2020 census are at […]

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CENSUS/CITIZENSHIP/SUPREME COURT/TRUMP AS PRESIDENT: “The Supreme Court on Thursday [6-27-19] dealt an unexpected blow to the Trump administration’s move to add a citizenship question to the 2020 Census, ruling that official explanations for the move were implausible and legally inadequate. In a surprising decision, Chief Justice John Roberts joined the court’s liberals on that point. […]

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CENSUS/CITIZENSHIP/COURTS/DEMS/TRUMP AS PRESIDENT: “In a blow to the Trump administration, a federal trial judge said Wednesday [6-19-19] that he believes new evidence presented in a challenge to the 2020 census citizenship question ‘raises a substantial issue.’ The decision could lead to reopening one of three federal trials into the citizenship question and lead to further […]

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CENSUS/CITIZENSHIP/HOUSE OF REPS/TRUMP AS PRESIDENT: “A House committee voted on Wednesday [6-12-19] to recommend that two cabinet secretaries be held in contempt of Congress, hours after President Trump invoked executive privilege to block disclosure of crucial documents on the decision to add a citizenship question to the 2020 census. The House Oversight and Reform Committee’s […]

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CITIZENSHIP/DEMS/DREAMERS/LEGISLATION/TRUMP AS PRESIDENT: “The House passed legislation Tuesday [6-4-19] to provide a path to citizenship for Dreamers brought to the United States as children. The bill — dubbed the Dream and Promise Act — was approved, 237-187, along largely partisan lines. Nearly all Democrats voted for the legislation, with five not voting. The Democratic majority […]

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CITIZENSHIP/DEMS/DREAMERS/HOUSE OF REPS/IMMIGRATION/TRUMP AS PRESIDENT: “The Democrat-led House passed legislation on Tuesday [6-4-29] to grant a path to citizenship to about 2.5 million immigrants whose legal protections President Trump has moved to end, advancing a measure that highlights the bitter partisan differences over immigration. The bill, which passed 237 to 187, with seven Republicans voting […]

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CITIZENSHIP/LGBTQ/STATE/TRUMP AS PRESIDENT: “Roee and Adiel Kiviti have been married almost six years and live in the United States. They are both American citizens, as is their 2-year-old son, Lev. However, they say their infant daughter, Kessem, has been denied birthright citizenship under a State Department policy that considers her ‘born out of wedlock’ — […]

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CENSUS/CITIZENSHIP/SUPREME COURT/TRUMP AS PRESIDENT: “President Donald Trump lobbied the Supreme Court on Wednesday [4-24-19] to uphold his administration’s plan to ask people in the 2020 census whether or not they are U.S. citizens…While critics said the citizenship question will lead to millions of people avoiding the Census, there is a good chance Trump will get […]

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CENSUS/CITIZENSHIP/TRUMP AS PRESIDENT: “President Donald Trump on Monday [4-1-19] lashed out at Democrats for fighting his administration’s attempt to add a citizenship question to the 2020 Census, a controversial move set to undergo legal scrutiny by the Supreme Court in the coming months…The president’s comment comes one year ahead of the next Census milestone, April […]

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CENSUS/CITIZENSHIP/DEMS/TRUMP AS PRESIDENT: “Can you believe that the Radical Left Democrats want to do our new and very important Census Report without the all important Citizenship Question. Report would be meaningless and a waste of the $Billions (ridiculous) that it costs to put together!”  –Donald Trump, Twitter.com, April 1, 2019 8:03 am

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CENSUS/CITIZENSHIP/TRUMP PEOPLE/WILBER ROSS: “Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross said Thursday [3-14-19] that his congressional testimony on adding a citizenship question to the 2020 census has been truthful, even displaying a series of photographs in rebuttal to Democrats who argue otherwise…Democrats have claimed that Ross misled them at a March 2018 hearing, when he appeared to testify […]

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CENSUS/CITIZENSHIP/COURTS/TRUMP AS PRESIDENT: “The Trump administration’s effort to add a question on citizenship to the 2020 Census was struck down Wednesday [3-6-19] by a second federal judge. The citizenship question, already blocked by a federal judge in New York and scheduled to be addressed by the Supreme Court next month, received its second strike from […]

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CENSUS/CITIZENSHIP/TRUMP AS PRESIDENT/TRUMP PEOPLE: “On Tuesday [1-15-19], Judge Jesse Furman ruled against the Trump administration and secretary of commerce Wilbur Ross’s decision to add a question about citizenship to the 2020 US census questionnaire. (In the interests of transparency, Judge Furman and I were colleagues in the US Attorney’s Office in Manhattan during his time […]

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CENSUS/CITIZENSHIP/COURTS/SUPREME COURT/TRUMP AS PRESIDENT: “A federal judge in Manhattan shot down the Trump administration’s attempt to ask about citizenship on the 2020 census Tuesday [1-15-19], potentially paving the way for the case to land before the Supreme Court. U.S. District Judge Jesse Furman found that Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross violated the Administrative Procedures Act by […]

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CITIZENSHIP/IMMIGRATION/TRUMP AS PRESIDENT/TRUMP PEOPLE: “Harry Reid, when he was sane, agreed with us on Birthright Citizenship! https://t.co/ypiE1QWKag“ -Donald Trump, Twitter.com, October 31, 2018 12:19 pm

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BORDER/CITIZENSHIP/IMMIGRATION/PAUL RYAN/TRUMP AS PRESIDENT: “Paul Ryan should be focusing on holding the Majority rather than giving his opinions on Birthright Citizenship, something he knows nothing about! Our new Republican Majority will work on this, Closing the Immigration Loopholes and Securing our Border!” -Donald Trump, Twitter.com, October 31, 2018 11:43 am

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CITIZENSHIP/IMMIGRATION/TRUMP PEOPLE: ‘”T @realDonaldTrump: Harry Reid, when he was sane, agreed with us on Birthright Citizenship! https://t.co/ypiE1QWKag“ -Donald Trump, Twitter.com, October 31, 2018 10:34 pm

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CITIZENSHIP/IMMIGRATION/TRUMP AS PRESIDENT: “So-called Birthright Citizenship, which costs our Country billions of dollars and is very unfair to our citizens, will be ended one way or the other. It is not covered by the 14th Amendment because of the words ‘subject to the jurisdiction thereof.’ Many legal scholars agree…..” -Donald Trump, Twitter.com, October 31, 2018 […]

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CITIZENSHIP/GOP/IMMIGRATION/TRUMP AS PRESIDENT: “President Donald Trump said on Wednesday [10-31-18] the U.S. Constitution does not guarantee the right to citizenship to everyone born in the country, an assertion that runs counter to the long-established legal interpretation of the document…The Constitution’s 14th Amendment, added after the Civil War, grants citizenship to anyone born on American soil […]

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CITIZENSHIP/ELECTION/IMMIGRATION/PAUL RYAN/TRUMP AS PRESIDENT: “President Trump attacked the Republican speaker of the House on Wednesday [10-31-18] for criticizing his position on birthright citizenship and said he should focus instead on safeguarding the party’s majority in Congress, a remarkable display of intraparty fighting six days before midterm elections in which the Republican majority is at risk…Mr. […]

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CITIZENSHIP/IMMIGRATION/RALLY/TRUMP AS PRESIDENT: “With a somber trip to Pittsburgh to visit victims of a synagogue shooting behind him, President Trump flew to one of his favorite places in the world — Florida — on Wednesday [10-31-8] to host another one of his high-decibel political rallies. On Thursday [11-1-18], Mr. Trump will be in Missouri. Before […]

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CITIZENSHIP/ELECTION/GOP/IMMIGRATION/TRUMP AS PRESIDENT: “President Donald Trump said he will seek to end the right of citizenship to children born in the United States to non-citizens and illegal immigrants in his latest bid to dramatically reshape immigration policies as he seeks to shore up Republicans ahead of next week’s congressional elections. Trump would target the citizenship […]

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CITIZENSHIP/ELECTION/IMMIGRATION/TRUMP AS PRESIDENT: “The words of the 14th Amendment are plain, and the scholarly and judicial consensus about what they mean is nearly uniform: Children born in the United States automatically become citizens of the United States. In an interview released Tuesday [10-30-18], President Trump proposed a different reading of the amendment, one he said […]

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CITIZENSHIP/ELECTION/IMMIGRATION/TRUMP AS PRESIDENT: “President Trump said he was preparing an executive order that would nullify the long-accepted constitutional guarantee of birthright citizenship in the United States, his latest attention-grabbing maneuver days before midterm congressional elections as he has sought to activate his base by vowing to clamp down on immigrants and immigration…In fact, at least […]

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CITIZENSHIP/IMMIGRATION/KELLYANE CONWAY/TRUMP AS PRESIDENT: “Attorney George Conway, the husband of White House counselor Kellyanne Conway, called President Donald Trump’s proposal to end birthright citizenship ‘unconstitutional’ in a Washington Post op-ed he co-wrote Tuesday [10-30-18]…George Conway’s stance contrasted with that of his wife. Kellyanne Conway told reporters Tuesday that ‘there are constitutional scholars that say the […]

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CITIZENSHIP/IMMIGRATION/PAUL RYAN/TRUMP AS PRESIDENT: “House Speaker Paul Ryan told a Kentucky radio station on Tuesday [10-30-18] that ‘you cannot end birthright citizenship with an executive order,’ remarks that come after President Donald Trump said that he has thought about trying to do just that…The right to citizenship for anyone born in the United States is […]

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CITIZENSHIP/IMMIGRATION/STEVE BANNON/TRUMP AS PRESIDENT: “Vocal proponents of ending birthright citizenship acknowledge that view has long been dismissed as a far-right fantasy. Former Trump White House strategist Steve Bannon, who supports the idea of ending birthright citizenship and favored the broad use of executive actions when he served in the administration, wanted to keep the hot-button […]

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CITIZENSHIP/IMMIGRATION/TRUMP AS PRESIDENT/TRUMP PEOPLE: “New Jersey Republican Senate candidate Bob Hugin said Tuesday [10-30-18] he thought President Donald Trump’s rhetoric on immigration had been ‘inflammatory’ and that the country should instead pursue ‘comprehensive, compassionate immigration reform.’ Hours after news broke that the president wants to unilaterally end birthright citizenship, Hugin sought to distance himself from […]

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CITIZENSHIP/ELECTION/GOP/IMMIGRATION/TRUMP AS PRESIDENT: “With congressional elections a week away, President Donald Trump on Tuesday [10-30-18] said he will seek to scrap the right of citizenship for U.S.-born children of non-citizens and illegal immigrants as he tries again to dramatically reshape immigration policies. Reviving his support for a legally questionable theory, Trump told the Axios news […]

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BORDER/CITIZENSHIP/ELECTION/IMMIGRATION/MILITARY/TRUMP AS PRESIDENT: “A week before high-stakes midterm elections, President Trump and his allies are zeroing in on immigration in what critics describe as a series of stunts aimed at rallying his base. Recent moves to send more troops to the US-Mexico border, possibly overhaul asylum policy and rethink birthright citizenship are political ploys with […]

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CITIZENSHIP/IMMIGRATION/TRUMP AS PRESIDENT: “President Donald Trump’s proposal to use an executive order to deny birthright citizenship to babies born in the U.S. to non-citizens and undocumented immigrants has virtually no support from legal experts across the political spectrum. The 14th Amendment of the Constitution states: ‘All persons born or naturalized in the United States, and […]

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