Perez Hilton gets totally obliterated after he defends Trump

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Perez Hilton gets totally obliterated after he defends Trump.

The Citizenship Clause of the Fourteenth Amendment to the United States Constitution, written in 1868, that states:

All persons born or naturalized in the United States, and subject to the jurisdiction thereof, are citizens of the United States and of the State wherein they reside.

“It was always told to me that you needed a constitutional amendment. Guess what? You don’t,” Trump said. “I can do it just with an executive order.”

(For the record: This isn’t true)

Perez Hilton decided to weigh in on the debate. Hilton tweeted:


Blogger Yara Simón over at REMEZCLA explains why Hilton’s stance is so problematic:

While Hilton–aka Mario Lavandeiro–is the son of immigrants, his family doesn’t have the typical immigrant experience. Because they came from Cuba, the US government put his family on the path of citizenship through the now terminated wet-foot, dry-foot policy that allowed those from the Caribbean island to pursue residency a year after their arrival.

Even as immigration laws tightened, the government granted Cubans (who made the very dangerous journey by sea) this protection, which helped them start their lives in a new country without fear of deportation. However, for many other immigrants also fleeing poverty, violence, and oppression, they make the also treacherous journey to the US, and they often have no way to adjust their status.

Hilton, who was born in Miami, speaks from a position of privilege. If birthright citizenship had not existed at the time of his birth, he likely would have been OK, but it’s because his family had a protection that many others didn’t.