Professor Legomsky Comments on Plan to Eliminate Birthright Citizenship

WashU Expert: Ending birthright citizenship ‘flatly wrong’

Forget immigrants, this would be ‘declaration of war to native-born U.S. citizens’

President Donald Trump announced he plans to sign an executive order attempting to eliminate birthright citizenship for children born to non-citizens or unauthorized immigrants.

Stephen Legomsky, the John S. Lehmann University Professor Emeritus at Washington University in St. Louis School of Law, said the proposal is “flatly wrong” and would not pass the Supreme Court, if so challenged.

Legomsky, the former chief counsel for U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services in the Obama administration, is principal author of the law school coursebook “Immigration and Refugee Law and Policy” (7th edition forthcoming).

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