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Jayapal Statement On Trump’s and Graham’s Threats Toward Guarantee of Citizenship

SEATTLE – Rep. Pramila Jayapal, member of the U.S. House Committee on the Judiciary, released the following statement after President Donald Trump’s claim that he can terminate the 14th Amendment’s guarantee of citizenship through executive action:


“President Trump should take a high school government class before so confidently claiming he can eliminate the 14th Amendment though executive action. Constitutional scholars and even members of his own party agree – this simply isn’t possible. This is nothing more than a desperate attempt to fan the flames of anti-immigrant rhetoric, sow division and distract voters from this administration’s very real infringements against working families.”  


“To Senator Lindsey Graham and anyone looking to encroach on basic citizenship rights legislatively: we will fight tooth and nail against any kind of regressive action, in the streets, in Congress and beyond. Our country’s fabric is stronger because of the protections provided in the 14th Amendment. These efforts are nothing more than attempts to harm children who are just as American as any other child born in the United States of America.”  



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