FOX News moved to hypothetical situation to drill down on Trump’s illegal immigration plan this week. Bill O’Reilly asked Donald Trump about a hypothetical illegal immigrant couple with two children who are American citizens and whether Trump would deport them (at minute 7:34 in this YouTube video). Trump insists he will deport them and then bring them back in an expedited fashion.
Megyn Kelly hit Ted Cruz with this same kind of question and he didn’t answer it, but instead laid out a rather comprehensive list of measures to take to secure the border and deal with illegal immigration.
Trump’s fans will cheer that he stayed tough on illegal immigration, but the truth is Trump does not seem to know anything about The Constitution and frankly every American should have learned this in junior high civics class. Trump has NO authority to deport American citizens! NONE! And even if he thinks he can get the 14th Amendment repealed or Congress to write a new law, the FACT is every anchor baby currently in the US is now, and forevermore, will remain a US citizen. A fundamental founding principle in The Constitution is we will not have any ex post facto laws. Cruz, being a brilliant constitutional scholar knows this, but Trump and his angry followers don’t really care about The Constitution, it seems – only on and on spewing about Mexicans and other foreigners.
To make America great again, I suggest, every Trump supporter start learning about America’s founding principles. We are a Republic, not a banana republic.