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No one should really complain against this move of President Trump, as it is in the interest of the country and it would effectively scrap the ridiculous law of providing citizenship to those born in US soil irrespective of the status of the parents, which really amounts to taking the concept of liberty and freedom to absurd level.







by N.S.Venkataraman

( November 1, 2018, Chennai, Sri Lanka Guardian) With the unending war of words going on between President Trump and the media in USA, it appears that media critics can never see anything right in whatever President Trump would do or say.

Even when President Trump would achieve some creditable breakthrough as he did in the case of restoring relations with North Korea and making the maverick North Korean President to see reason to some extent by agreeing to dilute the nuclear programme, US media remain conspicuous by silence, not willing to applaud the successful strategic initiative of President Trump.

While it appears that US media and sworn critics of President Trump will not recognize any of his positive action, it seems that media is hesitating even to appreciate the latest move of President Trump to end the right to citizenship for children of non citizens and unauthorized immigrants born on US soil.

President Trump has made very convincing statement that US is the only country in the world where a person comes into US, has a baby and the baby essentially becomes the citizen of USA with all benefits enjoyed by US citizens. He said that this has been going on for 85 years and he would like to stop this practice.

Of course, the immigrants to USA would feel unhappy about President Trump’s decision , as it would deny them the easy option of making their children US citizens simply by delivering them on US soil.

While there are no dearth of critics of US around the world, there is no doubt that large number of people living across the world , particularly in developing countries and in regions with dictatorial leadership, would opt to become US citizens , if it would be possible.

All said and done, US is the richest and most technologically advanced country in the world with enormous natural and agricultural resources with vast landscape. Apart from the wealth that the US commands, the most important attraction for the people from other countries to become US citizen is the personal freedom and liberty that the citizens enjoy. There are not many countries in the world today, where the media and the critics can criticise and abuse the head of the country with vituperative language but still remain free and without the state taking any vindictive action against them.

With such liberal policy in approach to individual freedom and high level of fairness in dealing with the immigrants, it is possible that an element of imbalance can happen in US social structure in the coming years, if the growth of the immigrant population would not be checked and more closely monitored.

Already, the difference between the black and white US citizens remain unsolved over several decades and the difference is not remaining subtle anymore. With the unauthorized refugees from Mexico entering US in so many ways, it may even become difficult to know how many unauthorized immigrants live in US at any time.

With the existing law of providing citizenship to all US born babies, the illegal immigrants are becoming legal immigrants in the next generation. This law seems to provide an incentive to illegal migrants.

President Trump’s move to prevent the US born babies of non citizens and unauthorized immigrants to automatically become US citizens has not come a day too soon. By initiating this move, President Trump has certainly caught the imagination of the US citizens in a big way.

No one should really complain against this move of President Trump, as it is in the interest of the country and it would effectively scrap the ridiculous law of providing citizenship to those born in US soil irrespective of the status of the parents, which really amounts to taking the concept of liberty and freedom to absurd level.

Many would wonder as to why none of the earlier Presidents of USA have thought about the need for such move .

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