The right to citizenship for babies of non-citizens and unauthorized immigrants born on U.S. soil is being threatened after President Trump announced his plans to sign an executive order eliminating "birthright citizenship."
Trump announced his plans yesterday in an exclusive interview for "Axios on HBO," a new four-part documentary news series.
The highly controversial move does not come without legal challenges and to the surprise of trump, he found the decision to be easier than previously thought.
"It was always told to me that you needed a constitutional amendment. Guess what? You don't," Trump told AXIOS, declaring he can do it by executive order.
Trump later declared that the process has already begun. "We're the only country in the world where a person comes in and has a baby, and the baby is essentially a citizen of the United States ... with all of those benefits," Trump added. "It's ridiculous. It's ridiculous. And it has to end."
The full interview will air on "Axios on HBO" this Sunday, Nov. 4, at 6:30 p.m. ET/PT.
Read more at the AXIOS website here.
Dr. John Eastman, constitutional law scholar and director of Chapman University's Center for Constitutional Jurisprudence, joined the show with more on Trump's executive order.