What the 14th Amendment actually says (and what Trump thinks it says), and what would happen if Trump signed an executive order to reinterpret it.

Jun 2012
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Barsoom
#21
Subject to the jurisdiction thereof in the Fourteenth Amendment is political jurisdiction, not legal jurisdiction, per the men who wrote the amendment. If anyone is confused about this, the men who wrote the clause explained is nicely.
 
Jul 2014
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massachusetts
#22
Subject to the jurisdiction thereof in the Fourteenth Amendment is political jurisdiction, not legal jurisdiction, per the men who wrote the amendment. If anyone is confused about this, the men who wrote the clause explained is nicely.
A non english speaker might read it like that, but the language is pretty clear to us native speakers...