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First Muslim women in US Congress, Trump to scrap birthright citizenship

8-11-2018

Two Muslim women from the States of Minnesota and Michigan were elected on Tuesday to the House of Representatives for the first time. The Palestinian American, Rashida Tlaib, received a majority of the vote in the US midterm elections to become the first Muslim woman in the House, and Ilhan Omar for Minnesota has become the first woman to wear a hijab in the Congress. On the other hand, one week before the elections, President Trump disclosed in an interview with Axios TV that he plans to sign an executive order against the previously constitutionally-guaranteed birthright citizenship. “So-called birthright citizenship is very unfair to our citizens and costs our country billions of dollars, and will be canceled one way or the other,” Trump tweeted. On the reactions to this decision, while the US House Speaker Paul Ryan said it is not possible, the Republican Senator Lindsey Graham, welcomed it, boasting, “finally, a president willing to take on this absurd policy of birthright citizenship.” In turn, Laurance Tribe, professor of Law at Harvard tweeted: “If Trump can wipe out the 14th Amendment with the stroke of a pen, then the whole US Constitution could be erased that way.” )Al Mustaqbal, Al Diyar, An Nahar, October 31, November 1, 8, 2018(

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