Thursday, November 8, 2018
In light of President Trump's threat to attempt to do away for birthright citizenship by executive order, Nolan Rappaport on The Hill looks at citizenship rules in other nations:
"President Donald Trump said recently that, “We’re the only country in the world where a person comes in and has a baby, and the baby is essentially a citizen of the United States for 85 years, with all of those benefits.” He’s wrong. According to the CIA World Factbook, 39 countries have birthright citizenship. But the rest of the 195 countries (80 per cent) base citizenship at birth on the nationality or resident status of the child’s parents.
Perhaps Trump should have said instead that the United States and Canada are the only two developed countries that have it, and Canada is in the process of deciding whether to stop using it."