U.S. President Donald Trump says his administration is seriously considering an executive order to end birthright citizenship.
Trump made this known to reporters when leaving the White House for the U.S. state of Kentucky.
He said: “We’re looking at that very seriously.
“Birthright citizenship, where you have a baby on our land – walk over the border, have a baby, congratulations, the baby’s now a U.S. citizen.
“It’s, frankly, ridiculous.”
Trump promised ending the birthright citizenship during his 2016 presidential campaign and once revived the idea last year, according to a report of The Hill.
Earlier Wednesday, acting Homeland Security Secretary Kevin McAleenan unveiled new policies which will allow the government to detain families crossing the U.S.-Mexico border longer than before.
If the new rule survives court challenges, the policy change could permit authorities to detain families through the duration of their immigration proceedings.
The U.S. federal government has sought various ways to curb illegal and legal immigration since Trump was sworn in in January 2017.
Iran MP In Fiery Speech Announces $3m Reward For ‘Whoever Kills Trump’
An Iranian MP has announced a $3million reward for anyone who kills US President Donald Trump, as revenge for the killing of Iranian General Qassem Soleimani early this month by a US drone strike.
Ahmad Hamzeh, parliamentary speaker from central Kerman province, where Soleimani hails from, told lawmakers on Tuesday:
“We will pay a three million dollar award in cash to whoever kills Trump.”
Kerman is the home province of Qassem Soleimani, the Iranian Quds leader who was killed in a drone strike by Trump, and whose death the regime has sworn to avenge.
“Will your embassies in the region be safe? If your embassies are plotting to kill our innocent people, are we allowed to destroy them?,” he said.
Also speaking about US claims that they killed Soleimani as a preventative measure, the politician said.
“Are your military bases and centers in the region for benevolence or to harm nations? Are we allowed to destroy all your bases in a preventive attack?”
Speaking about the 2015 nuclear deal, abandoned by the Trump administration, he said: “If we had nuclear weapons today, we would have been immune from the threat.”
“Now that Europe has abandoned its commitments, I suggest moving out of the [Non-Proliferation Treaty] as soon as possible and launching nuclear fission blasts.
“Let us announce to the world that we have joined the Nuclear Power Club.”
New ISIS Leader Unmasked Months After Baghdadi Died In A US Military Raid In Syria
The new leader of the Islamic State has been confirmed as Amir Mohammed Abdul Rahman al-Mawli al-Salbi.
He reportedly took over from Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi after the terrorist leader killed himself in October. The extremist cleric blew himself up by detonating a suicide belt after running into a dead-end and dragging two of his children with him to their deaths.
Al-Salbi, was made leader just hours after al-Baghdadi died, according to officials from two intelligence services.
The Mosul-born leader is one of the group’s founding members who brought in brutal Sharia Law in Iraq and Syria. He is considered to be one of the most influential ideologues among the now depleted ranks of ISIS.
Al-Salbi, who is also known by the nom de guerre Haji Abdullah, and in some circles as Abdullah Qardash, was born into an Iraqi Turkmen family in the town of Tal Afar.
As a chief legislator, al-Salbi, who is one of the few non-Arabs among the leadership thay ordered homosexuals be thrown off roofs and women accused of adultery be stoned.
Before Baghdadi’s death, the US state department put a $5m bounty on Salbi’s head and on two other senior members of the group.
Trump Urges Senate To Reject Impeachment Charges Against Him
US President Donald Trump on Monday rejected the House of Representatives’ impeachment charges, describing the allegations that he had abused his power and obstructed Congress as an insult to the US Constitution that must be rejected.
“The Senate should speedily reject these deficient articles of impeachment and acquit the president,” an executive summary of the Republican president’s pre-trial brief said in Trump’s first comprehensive defense before the start of his Senate trial.
Trump will be the fourth American president out of the 45 Presidents to face the possibility of being impeached.
Trump is being charged with abusing the powers of his office by asking Ukraine to investigate a Democratic political rival, Joe Biden, and obstructing a congressional inquiry into his conduct.
The executive summary rejected the obstruction of Congress charge as frivolous and dangerous, saying the president exercised his legal rights by resisting congressional demands for information.
They also noted that the House of Democrats are guilty of conducting a rigged process and said they succeeded in proving that Trump had done nothing wrong.
While the Republican-controlled Senate is highly unlikely to remove Trump from office, it is important for the Republican president to diminish the Democratic accusations as a partisan witch-hunt.
According to Trump’s legal team, the President was well within his constitutional authority to press Ukraine President Volodymyr Zelenskiy in 2019 to investigate Biden and his son Hunter as part of what Trump says was an anti-corruption drive.