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Donald Trump contends US Constitution does not cover birthright citizenship

Updated : October 31, 2018 11:11 PM IST

The Constitution's 14th Amendment, added after the Civil War, grants citizenship to anyone born on American soil and was intended to give constitutional protections to former slaves.
Trump - who has made rhetoric against illegal immigrants and policies to curb both illegal and legal immigration key themes of his presidency - has raised it in rallies ahead of the Nov. 6 election, in which Republicans are trying to maintain control of Congress in the face of challenges by Democrats.
Donald Trump contends US Constitution does not cover birthright citizenship
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