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The Wall Street Journal: What Is Birthright Citizenship, and Can It Be Ended in the US?

October 30, 2018

President Trump said he is considering an executive order to end birthright citizenship. With more than a century of Supreme Court precedent, an attempt to end this practice would face serious legal opposition.

In a tweet following the President’s statements, O’Melveny partner and former US Assistant Attorney General Walter Dellinger said, “It would be shocking if executive-branch officials violated the statute and the Constitution on Trump’s order.”

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