Is birthright citizenship in the US Constitution

"It's ridiculous and it has to stop": With these words, US President Donald Trump said it in an interview birthright reviled. The birthright or ius soli, the birthplace principle for citizenship, is enshrined in the US Constitution.

In an interview with the online news site Axios Trump said when asked that he would abolish this regulation. He wanted that from the start. But it has always been said that you need the approval of Congress for a constitutional amendment. "Now they say I can only do it with an executive order." The US President does not explain who "she" is at this point, he is probably referring to legal advisors.

Trump also declares that he will definitely make the change by decree. "It's already underway, it's going to happen." Trump has announced one of the most drastic measures to date in his anti-immigration policy.

So far: Anyone born in the United States basically automatically has US citizenship. This unusual arrangement is one of the founding principles of United States immigration policy. It is linked to the self-image of being a land of immigrants, which binds land law and not ancestry to their nation.

Even those who are born in Germany do not automatically receive German citizenship. Only if one parent has been legally resident in Germany for eight years at the time of birth and has an unlimited right of residence, the child automatically becomes a German citizen.