Trump - "They have to go"
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I read Mr. Trump's "Immigration Reform That Will Make America Great Again" posted on as of 8/22/2015 and find nothing I disagree with. There is nothing in the position that references mass deportations or stripping birthright citizenship from those born under the 14th amendment. However, recent comments by Mr. Trump give me cause for concern.

8/16/2015 NBC's "Meet the Press": "We're going to keep the families together, but they have to go."
8/18/2015 The O'Reilly Factor: "Regardless, when people are illegally in the country, they have to go. Now, the good ones - there are plenty of good ones - will work, so it's expedited, we can expedite it where they come back in, but they come back legally," Trump clarified.

As I understand it Mr. Trump is suggesting we deport 11+ million illegal immigrants and then permit legal re-entry to those that meet certain criteria. This is not going to happen, and should not. Mr. Trump is a smart enough man to know this. It is disappointing that he appears to be evolving into, or revealing himself to be, another pandering politician.

Concerning birthright citizenship under the 14th amendment.
8/18/2015 The O'Reilly Factor: "I don't think they have American citizenship, and if you speak to some very, very good lawyers - some would disagree. But many of them agree with me - you're going to find they do not have American citizenship.

Please Mr. Trump, read the 14th amendment:
Amendment 14 - Citizenship Rights. Ratified 7/9/1868. 1. All persons born or naturalized in the United States, and subject to the jurisdiction thereof, are citizens of the United States and of the State wherein they reside.

Anchor babies do have American citizenship. I've read some legalese arguments for challenging birthright citizenship but there is no ambiguity in the 14th amendment. It grants citizenship to all individuals born in the US. I am in agreement section one of the 14th amendment needs to be repealed. However, it should be repealed through the process spelled out in the U.S. constitution, not contested in a court of law as Mr. Trump proposes.

My position on illegal immigration has not changed from my 2010 post "Illegal Immigration".

August, 2015