Congresswoman Diana DeGette

Representing the First District of Colorado
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President Trump’s Birthright Citizenship Proposal is an Unconstitutional, Cynical Appeal to Xenophobes, DeGette Says

Oct 30, 2018
Press Release

Washington, DC – Congresswoman Diana DeGette (D-CO), Chief Deputy Whip, today issued the following statement about President Donald J. Trump’s proposal to eliminate birthright citizenship through executive order:

“This proposal flies in the face of the presidential oath of office to ‘preserve, protect and defend the Constitution of the United States.’ It’s not within President Trump’s power simply to overturn the 14th Amendment, and he knows it – or should. This is clearly a cynical ploy to play to the xenophobic element of his base. All Americans deserve better than that.”