Immigration

GRAHAM ON BOARD: Sen. Graham Backs Trump, Will Introduce Bill to Curb ‘Birthright’ Citizenship

posted by Hannity Staff - 10.30.18

Sen. Lindsey Graham threw his full support behind President Trump’s new plan to curb “birthright citizenship” to non-residents throughout the United States Tuesday, saying he will introduce similar legislation in the coming days.

Graham posted his endorsement on social media just hours after the Commander-in-Chief confirmed he was preparing an executive order to limit the “ridiculous” practice of handing out US citizenship to anyone born in the country.

“Finally, a president willing to take on this absurd policy of birthright citizenship,” tweeted Graham. “In addition, I plan to introduce legislation along the same lines as the proposed executive order from President @realDonaldTrump.”

The President confirmed the potential policy in a recent interview with Axios, saying officials are reviewing the long-recognized understanding of the 14th Amendment; which states “All persons born or naturalized in the United States and subject to the jurisdiction thereof, are citizens of the United States and of the State wherein they reside.”