Controversial US President Donald Trump is set to receive more backlash for his overbearing policies as he plans to bring an end to birthright citizenship.
Trump revealed that much in an interview with “Axios on HBO” when he said he wants to end birthright citizenship for babies of non-citizens and undocumented immigrants born on US soil.
“We’re the only country in the world where a person comes in, has a baby and the baby is essentially a citizen of the United States for 85 years with all of those benefits,” Trump told the Axios HBO series, which debuts on Sunday.
He added that he is working with legal counsel to put an end to the practice, which has existed since 1968 while also stipulating that citizenship is automatically granted to any person born within US territory.
Trump’s comments are coming after he was criticised by human rights groups for deploying less than 5,200 troops at the US-Mexico border over refugee and migrant influx.
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