Critics slam Donald Trump for proposal on ending birthright citizenship

Trump has said birthright citizenship 'has to end' and that it would 'with an executive order.'

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President Donald Trump's decision to bring an executive order to end the right to the US citizenship for children born in the US to non-citizens has invited widespread criticism, even from his own party.

In his latest hardline immigration rhetoric ahead of the midterm congressional elections, Trump, in an interview with Axios, has said birthright citizenship "has to end" and that it would "with an executive order." "You cannot end the birthright citizenship with an executive order," said Congressman Paul Ryan, Speaker of the US House of Representatives.

"We didn't like it when (former President) Obama tried changing immigration laws via executive

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First Published: Oct 31 2018 | 3:09 PM IST

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