The End US Birthright Citizenship Is HERE – What “Jus Soli” Is and Where Else in the World This Law Works (Map)

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Just a week left till the midterm elections, and President Donald Trump broke the news that he wants to end birthright citizenship in the US.

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What is “jus soli”?

Birthright citizenship is a policy whereby a child is granted citizenship by the country they are born in.

The United States has recognized birthright citizenship, or “jus soli” as it’s known around the world, since the passing of the Fourteenth Amendment in 1868.

Source: Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images

Trump suggested in an interview with the news site Axios that he would sign an executive order that ended the right.

Trump told Axios he had discussed the move with legal counsel and had been told it could be accomplished with a presidential order.

“It was always told to me that you needed a constitutional amendment,” Trump said. “Guess what? You don’t.”

Are there other countries that recognize birthright citizenship?

Critics of birthright citizenship say it encourages immigrants to come to the country and have so-called “anchor babies.”

In criticizing the policy, Trump told Axios that “we’re the only country in the world where a person comes in and has a baby, and the baby is essentially a citizen of the United States.”

Actually, that’s not true. Among the 174 countries with nationality laws data available for 2016, 39 of them, or about 1 in 4, grant citizenship to people born in the country, barring exceptions to children of diplomat parents. It’s the most common practice for the countries in the Americas: Canada, Mexico, Argentina, Brazil, among others, all follow this practice.

Source: BI

The President didn’t provide any details of his plan but said that “it’s in the process. It’ll happen.”


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