Oct 30 2018
WASHINGTON – U.S. Senator Lindsey Graham (R-South Carolina) today made this statement on reports that President Trump plans to issue an executive order eliminating birthright citizenship for children born to illegal immigrants on American soil.
“Finally, a president willing to take on this absurd policy of birthright citizenship.
“I’ve always supported comprehensive immigration reform – and at the same time – the elimination of birthright citizenship.
“The United States is one of two developed countries in the world who grant citizenship based on location of birth. This policy is a magnet for illegal immigration, out of the mainstream of the developed world, and needs to come to an end.
“In addition, I plan to introduce legislation along the same lines as the proposed executive order from President Trump.”