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Amendment XIV

Section 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. No state shall make or enforce any law which shall abridge the privileges or immunities of citizens of the United States; nor shall any state deprive any person of life, liberty, or property, without due process of law; nor deny to any person within its jurisdiction the equal protection of the laws.

Trump cannot deport natural born citizens. Illegal immigrants come here to have children to gain access to pubilic benefits. Cut off the benefits and they will stop coming.

I agree that the volume of illegal alien invasion would diminish, were the freebies to be reduced, but that cannot happen as long as the dependent portion of citizens who receive them, or the governments which want them to remain dependent, have anything to say about it. The Extreme Court has ruled that if benefits are given to citizens, they cannot be withheld from non-citizens who qualify to the extent of being similarly needy, nor can they be withheld from all the putative new anchor-citizens, whom the fedgov, and many states, as well, have actively invited to arrive in the wombs of their soon-to-deliver-a-jackpot-mothers. The fedgov, and various state governments, have effectively told a disenfranchised majority of citizens that they may pound sand forever, but that their country is never going to be returned to a government of their irrelevant choosing, as long as the courts have anything to say about it.

Once upon a time, the courts held to the doctrine that laws, the Constitution included, were to be read to mean, as best it could be determined, whatever the body who passed, or ratified them, intended at the time. This has now been emphatically discarded, in favor of the notion that those who originated any given law in the past (e.g., last year) had no knowledge of current problems, hence the law can be freshly “interpreted” to mean whatever suits the immediate Just-Us(es) reviewing it. It continues to suit them to require the citizens to subsidize their own gradual displacement.

Still, as irrelevant as the answer might now be, I can’t help wondering if the post-War legislatures who ratified the 14th Amendment, truly intended to subsidize gradually supplanting the descendants of their then constituents with descendants of other nations. Perhaps that little clause, “and subject to the jurisdiction thereof,” originally meant something about the nationality of the person in question.

Cry, "Treason!"