Bestselling author and radio host Mark Levin jumped into the middle of the national feud over “birthright citizenship” Wednesday, taking sides with Donald Trump’s plan to end automatic citizenship for those born in the country to illegal aliens.
Critics of Trump’s plan to “change the standards” of the 14th Amendment call it unconstitutional. Levin disagrees, and told Fox News’ Sean Hannity Wednesday that Article 1 Section 8 of the Constitution gives Congress ultimate power to regulate the immigration process.
Levin said that nowhere in the Constitution does it say that the children born in the U.S. to illegal aliens are automatic citizens. He also noted that the Supreme Court has never ruled as such.
He said, “Congress, not the courts, not the president, not ICE,” has the power to regulate immigration in this regard.
“By statute, going forward, prospectively, Congress can in fact say … ‘No, you cannot make children of illegal aliens American citizens automatically.'”
Levin was disgusted “to hear constitutional conservatives trip all over themselves to sound like liberals, to rewrite this provision.”
“If you want a policy of open borders, that anybody born here should become a United States citizen, you amend the Constitution. We don’t have to amend the Constitution. It says what we say it says,” Levin said.
“Of course Trump is right and Cruz is right and Sessions is right. They’re all right,” Levin said.
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