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America Isn’t the ‘Only Country’ With Birthright Citizenship

The president incorrectly claims that America is the “only country” that gives citizenship to all babies born within its borders.

  • Yasmeen Serhan and Uri Friedman
  • The Atlantic

“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 … with all of those benefits.”

So said Donald Trump this week, in explaining why he may sign an executive order ending the right to citizenship for those born on U.S. soil even if their parents aren’t citizens or permanent residents.

It’s part of the president’s broader crackdown on unauthorized…

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