The Justice Department said on Tuesday that it wants the Supreme Court to decide a dispute over the ability of President Barack Obama to issue executive orders about immigration.
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President Obama and Secretary of State Kerry have expressed a commitment to raising the number of refugees that the U.S. receives, but the final total will be up to Congress.
Birthright citizenship isn’t just an American political and legal issue. Here is a quick look at how other nations deal with the question of citizenship for people born within their borders to non-citizen parents.
Stanford Law School’s Bernadette Meyler and Emory University School of Law’s William Mayton join the National Constitution Center’s Jeffrey Rosen to discuss the 14th Amendment’s Citizenship Clause and current debate over the children of immigrants living in the U.S. illegally.
Lyle Denniston, the National Constitution Center’s constitutional literacy adviser, looks at how Donald Trump’s proposal to deport illegal immigrants could pose conflicts with the 14th amendment’s traditional interpretations.