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Fox News Contributor Blames Birthright Citizenship For ‘More Women’ Being Raped, Child Deaths


Fox News Contributor Blames Birthright Citizenship For ‘More Women’ Being Raped, Child Deaths

Former Acting Director of U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) and current Fox News contributor, Tom Homan, claimed on Friday that a failure to remove US birthright citizenship from the constitution would result in “more women” being raped and “more children” dying.

During an interview on “Fox & Friends” Friday morning, Homan blasted the leaders of the Democratic Party as promoting “open-borders policy” and said that there were “false narratives” that have been pushed regarding President Donald Trump‘s new immigration rule.

Asked about the president’s remarks this week that he was “very seriously” looking at ending birthright citizenship, a right enshrined in the Constitution that lawmakers argue the president does not have the executive authority to end, Homan said: “Look, I think — my personal opinion, I think the framers of the Constitution did not mean for birthright citizenship for those who are in the country illegally. I don’t think they want to reward illegal behavior. I’ve been in this business for three decades. And I tell you, one of the first things a lot of these illegal aliens do when they get here is have a U.S. citizen child because they can get benefits, food stamps, you know, social services.”

“And that kid’s an American citizen,” co-host Brian Kilmeade said.

“Yes. And they think — it will help them stay in the United States,” Homan said. “And look what’s happened just the last two years. We have people say why is ICE arresting somebody that has two U.S.C. children and been here over 10 years? Because the message we want to send is, come to this country illegally, have a U.S.C. child, and now you’re immune from law enforcement, you get to stay? You’re never going to solve the crisis. More women are going to be raped, 31% are already being sexually assaulted, more children are going to die. We have got to take the enticements away. So, I think they should look at this and really think about what the framers of the Constitution meant.”

Lawmakers on both sides of the aisle pushed back on the idea of ending birthright citizenship and argued that Trump lacked the authority to make such a change using an executive order.

They cited that birthright citizenship is a right enshrined under the 14th Amendment.


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