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Trump Attacks ‘Birthright Citizenship’ in Bid to Keep Senate

  • Florida rally begins a tour of eight states before elections
  • Both parties see Florida Senate, gubernatorial races as key
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Trump attacked Ryan for criticizing his birthright overhaul.(Source: Bloomberg)
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President Donald Trump doubled down on his vow to deny U.S. citizenship to children born of unauthorized immigrants as he kicked off an eleventh-hour effort to save Republican control of the Senate.

"Under this policy," Trump asserted at a rally in Estero, Florida, on Wednesday night, "anyone who breaks into our country and has a child, the very next moment that child would be made a citizen for life. Great. This policy has even created an entire industry of birth tourism. Big business, where pregnant mothers travel to America to make their children instant American citizens."