Lindsey Graham To Introduce Bill Ending Birthright Citizenship

Zero Hedge – by Tyler Durden

With one week left before the Nov. 6 midterm vote, President Trump and his allies in Congress have managed to establish immigration policy as the de facto dominant issue with the revelation that Trump is planning an executive order to eliminate birthright citizenship in the US. But in the event that Trump’s order is challenged and overturned by the federal courts (which is extremely possible despite the confirmations of Neil Gorsuch and Brett Kavanaugh), South Carolina Sen. Lindsey Graham, a former adversary turned staunch Congressional ally, said Tuesday that he would introduce legislation to eliminate what he described as an “absurd” policy.  

First, Graham – who is rumored to be on Trump’s shortlist of candidates for a cabinet role after a post-election cleanout – applauded Trump for his decision (which he made public in an Axios interview published Tuesday morning)…

…then followed this up by declaring that he has always supported eliminating birthright citizenship, noting that the US is “one of only two countries in the world” that establishes citizenship by birth (though the accurate number is closer to 30). He argued that the policy is a magnet for illegal immigration and is “out of the mainstream” for the developed world and “needs to come to an end.”

To help eliminate birthright, Graham said he would introduce legislation “along the same lines” as the executive order.

While some have speculated that eliminating birthright would require amending the constitution, Trump has insisted that this isn’t the case, and given the conservative majority on the Supreme Court, many legal experts believe an act of Congress would more than suffice (though the court could also choose to uphold an executive order and toss out any lower court ruling as well).

As Trump deploys thousands of additional troops to the border to brace for the arrival of two caravans of migrants (who almost certainly won’t arrive before the vote, but instead will most likely reach the US months later) it’s becoming increasingly clear that immigration has become the dominant issue of this election cycle – which bodes well for Republicans, since Trump’s hardline immigration policies have been credited for helping distinguish his campaign from the other Republicans seeking the nomination. Meanwhile, Democrats have sought to make health care the defining issue of the election cycle, to mixed results (of course, their efforts were complicated by preliminary data showing that ObamaCare premiums are set to fall next year for the first time since the law came into effect in 2014).

8 thoughts on “Lindsey Graham To Introduce Bill Ending Birthright Citizenship

  1. Desperate for a re-up, he wants another term. He has been hit hard with gay and cross dressing rumors.

  2. So McInsane dies and suddenly Congressmen grow a pair? This is a ploy for re-election! The only balls LG ever had were balanced on the bridge of his nose. Disgusting freak show.

  3. How about dual citizenship? You gonna touch that one, faggot? It won’t go through , but he’ll look like a REAL mensch to the joo-deo christian paytriots and garner favor.

  4. Actually hang both Trump and Graham for high treason!!!

    So this is how the bastard is gonna play it.

    Trump: “Let’s have all the pregnant females ready to give birth on this side of the border (the US) and then the rest of you will have to go back home because you won’t be born here in the next few days. Ok. Let the military processing begin!”

    Trump stops the half the border crossers while letting the remaining through because we have to play the “Oh think of the children” game again. So this is their strategy for bringing in more illegals again, while trying to look good for both sides by way of the infamous Commie word called, “compromise”.


    I’ll tell you what, this whole damn country has been “compromised” right from the start. How about that?

    1. I’m with you on this
      That’s probably exactly how this will get played

      I’d actually be surprised if we are even informed of what is really done

      Our dollars and hard work run this country
      And we are the ones literally paying for it in more ways than one

      One of these days I’m going to side step this fleecing of my hard work , and they can all KMA!

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