The 2016 Presidential primaries are well on their way, and the issue of immigration reform has been a contentious one, to say the least. This is especially true on the Republican side, where leading candidate Donald Trump has advocated extreme measures to reform immigration policy, such as building a wall between the U.S. and Mexican Border, and temporarily banning Muslim immigrants from entering the U.S.
However, Trump’s other plans for immigration reform, which call for mass deportations and the abolition of birthright citizenship, have dominated discussions. Besides the fact that these two policies are criticized for being impractical and prejudicial, implementing either policy would most likely be unconstitutional.
Aparicio, Josue, "Trump’s Immigration Policy: Borderline Unconstitutional" (2016). GGU Law Review Blog. 40.