Ted Cruz ‘Absolutely’ Backs Ending Birthright Citizenship

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August 19, 2015 4:29 p.m.

Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX) said Wednesday that he “absolutely” supports ending guaranteed citizenship for children born on American soil, joining a crescendo of Republican presidential candidates in recent days who have said they want to do away with the right.

“Absolutely. We should end granting automatic birthright citizenship to the children of those who are here illegally,” Cruz said in an interview on Michael Medved’s radio show. “That has been my position from the very first day of my running for the Senate.”

Cruz joined fellow 2016 hopefuls who have jumped on the bandwagon to ending guaranteed citizenship, Sen. Lindsay Graham (R-S.C.), Gov. Bobby Jindal, and neurosurgeon Ben Carson among them. Real estate mogul Donald Trump has called for changing the 14th Amendment and building a massive wall at the border as part of his immigration plan.

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