Legal affairs reporter for the Huffington Post Cristian Farías has a new piece out on the 14th Amendment and birthright citizenship that’s turning heads today, but not in a good way. He claims — believe it or not — that even proposing to amend the constitution is somehow unconstitutional.
It turns out that the very idea of amending the Constitution to end birthright citizenship for the children of immigrants — a move that squarely targets Latinos — would probably be found unconstitutional. The same would be true for a Republican-backed bill with a similar goal that’s pending in Congress.
Tweeters from both the left and the right quickly pushed back on this nonsense, sparking a lively back-and-forth with Farías attempting to defend his position:
Many others jumped in to mock the HuffPo reporter as well:
Maybe they should put their legal affairs reporting in their Entertainment section right next to their Donald Trump reporting? We’re certainly entertained by it!