Pence Claims Supreme Court Never Ruled On Whether 14th Amendment Covers Birthright Citizenship

Vice President Mike Pence confirmed during an interview with POLITICO that President Donald Trump may take action to end birthright citizenship:

We all cherish the language of the 14th Amendment, but the Supreme Court of the United States has never ruled on whether or not the language of the 14th Amendment subject to the jurisdiction thereof applies specifically to people who are in the country illegally.

According to the ACLU, the landmark 1898 case United States v. Wong Kim Ark affirmed that people born in the U.S. are considered American citizens regardless of their parents’ immigration status.

(Sources: ACLU, POLITICO/Twitter)

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