As we’ve said earlier today, we’re not fans of executive orders in general, and we’re not sure at all about an executive order that would end birthright citizenship, something President Trump told “Axios on HBO” he was looking into in an exclusive interview — we’d need a lot more information than what Axios has shared so far.
Actress Mindy Kaling of “The Office” has asked a question that has a lot of her followers sharing her concern:
Wait. I was born in the United States to two Indian professionals who later became proud citizens of this country. So… now I would be a citizen of India? My contributions to this country would be as a foreigner with no rights?
— Mindy Kaling (@mindykaling) October 30, 2018
Again, we’d like to know a lot more about what Trump is proposing, but we’re 100 percent sure Kaling would remain a U.S. citizen.
*Sigh* No. https://t.co/pS0kh3t1Sq
— Tyler Bennett (@TylerBennett248) October 30, 2018
Um…that isn't how this works. https://t.co/CdbJUL5Ve4
— Pradheep J. Shanker, M.D., M.S. (@Neoavatara) October 30, 2018
That isn't how it works.. https://t.co/jJi3XMDbSO
— Cameron Cruz (@ccruz280) October 30, 2018
None of the stuff going on would apply to you. https://t.co/K5V1ocsO2p
— RBe (@RBPundit) October 30, 2018
Guys, pay attention. He said to end birthright citizenship of babies born to NON CITIZENS. That’s the problem, you don’t listen/read the whole story… https://t.co/0aN7D0tACk
— Laura Nichols (@lnichols24) October 30, 2018
No. The SC already ruled on that – children born to LEGAL residents are covered. https://t.co/J2hcW3aK7z
— Charles S. Viar (@Charles_S_Viar) October 30, 2018
Your parents were here legally, I presume, so no.
But you knew that. https://t.co/NW6iXLgBJ1
— Jackie H. (@liberty_penguin) October 30, 2018
What was your parents legal status? I notice you left that out. I assuming they were legal. https://t.co/fcm9D4Sqiu
— Michael Henry (@michaelhenry123) October 30, 2018
I'm assuming your parents followed the legal route to citizenship & didn't just show up in a foreign country expecting to enjoy all the same benefits that citizens are entitled to?
Why is legal immigration such a difficult concept for the left to grasp? https://t.co/xwexRtRagS
— Quentin (@psyQologist) October 30, 2018
Your parents weren’t illegal, stop trying to identify with the people going through the real struggle. You’d be just fine. https://t.co/JX1jr0xOZG
— Shiva Harpreet Singh (@shivahsingh) October 30, 2018
If we went full Dominican Republic, yes. If it was kept narrow (and no reason to ever expect power grabs to be narrow) children of legal residents would be full Americans. I wish there was a way to address birth tourism without it exploding. I don't think there is. https://t.co/chK7D2RMCF
— Mr. Gomez (@MrGomez6204) October 30, 2018
Believe us, we read through a lot of responses to Kaling’s tweet, and we haven’t seen this much confusion since the rumors that Mitt Romney was going to ban tampons, hair weaves and the McDonald’s Dollar Menu if elected.
The president really needs to get out in front of this.
FLASHBACK: Here's Sen. Harry Reid on why the U.S. should end birthright citizenship https://t.co/SspOoG2Typ
— Twitchy Team (@TwitchyTeam) October 30, 2018