It’s not the first time, but he’s put this particular hood on again:
But now he promises that it will if he wins in 2024.
On Tuesday, Trump’s campaign for the upcoming Republican nominating contest released a video in which Trump again pledges to quickly enact a ban on birthright citizenship.
“Even though these millions of illegal border-crossers have entered the country unlawfully, all of their future children will become automatic U.S. citizens,” Trump says in the video. “ … They’ll be eligible for welfare, taxpayer-funded health care, the right to vote, chain migration and countless other government benefits, many of which will also profit the illegal-alien parents.”
It is important to point out that Trump is once again misrepresenting the status of people seeking to enter the United States. He (and, again, many of his allies) likes to suggest that millions and millions of people have entered the country illegally and are illicitly remaining. In reality, many of those who enter the country apply for asylum and are granted the right to stay while their asylum claims are considered. Fewer than 1 million immigrants, many parents with existing children, have been granted release since President Biden took office. Some almost-certainly-smaller number entered the country illegally without being detected.
I assume this is a case that Attorney General Eastman would want to argue before the Supreme Court personally. I wish I could tell you I was 100% confident that the Court would adhere to the black letter of the law here, but…