السبت , يونيو 6 2020

Trump: End birthright US citizenship

Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump at the Iowa State Fair in Des Moines on 15 August 2015

A tough deportation policy is needed, Mr Trump says

Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump says he wants to end the automatic right to citizenship for all children born in the United States.

All children born in the US – even if their parents are illegal immigrants – get citizenship under the constitution.

Other measures he outlined would include raising visa fees to pay for a wall along the Mexican border.

Immigration is a central plank of Mr Trump’s campaign to be the Republican contender in next year’s election.

“They have to go,” he told NBC.

A tough deportation policy was needed, he said, because “there’s definitely evidence” of crimes linked to immigrants living in the country illegally.

Mr Trump – a front-runner in the field of Republican candidates – said he would also deport all undocumented immigrants, and pay for a tripling of the number of immigration officers by eliminating tax credit payments to immigrant families residing illegally in the US.

He added families with US-born children could return quickly if deemed worthy by the government.

“We’re going to try and bring them back rapidly, the good ones,” he said, adding: “We will expedite it so people can come back in.

“The good people can come back,” he said, without elaborating.

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