Congressman José E. Serrano

Representing the 15th District of New York

Congressman Serrano On President Trump’s Plans to End Birthright Citizenship with Executive Order

Oct 30, 2018
Press Release

The Bronx, NY – Congressman Jose E. Serrano today released the following statement in response to President Trump’s claims during an Axios interview that he can get rid of birthright citizenship on his own through Executive Action:

“Once again, President Trump is distorting facts and misleading the public by claiming he has discovered he can end birthright citizenship through Executive Action. Birthright Citizenship is protected by the U.S. Constitution, which means that the President cannot end it on his own. This is the President’s latest effort to fuel anti-immigrant attitudes and stoke racial divisions. We witnessed this past weekend what hate speech and hate violence leads to. Instead of proposing empty policy ideas that only further divide the American people, he should be talking about the issues all Americans care about.