Some politicians, including Trump have recently been suggesting that they can end birthright citizenship. Other’s say that would be a direct violation of the 14th amendment which says… “All persons born or naturalized in the United States, and subject to the jurisdiction thereof, are citizens of the United States and the State wherein they reside.”
Trump has suggested that “subject to the jurisdiction thereof” is the escape clause based on the premise that illegal immigrants are not subject to the jurisdiction of the United States. This is ironic because it’s the jurisdiction of the United States that determines their legal status in the first place. In other words, the ONLY way they can be classified as illegal immigrants is if they ARE subject to the jurisdiction of the United States.
I am assuming that Trump and his allies already KNOW how stupid their logic is but are hoping the American people are stupid enough to buy it. I hope that isn’t true.