#TrumpHatesMilitaryFamilies is trending after USCIS moves to steal automatic citizenship from kids of troops overseas

#TrumpHatesMilitaryFamilies is trending after USCIS moves to steal automatic citizenship from kids of troops overseas
U.S. Army photo by Staff Sgt. Michael L. Casteel

President Donald Trump’s Acting Director of U.S. Customs and Immigration Services, Ken Cuccinelli, on Wednesday drew nationwide outrage after posting a new USCIS policy that effectively steals the right to automatic citizenship at birth from some of the children of members of the military and foreign service stationed overseas.


Instead of being automatically granted citizenship, some children will have to apply to become U.S. citizens. Previously, they were considered having been born on U.S. soil and thus were automatically granted citizenship.

The outrage was immediate and palpable after a reporter for the San Francisco Chronicle broke the news on Twitter.

Speaker Pelosi was just one of a countless number of people furious with this latest attack on members of the U.S. Military and Foreign Service.

Some are saying this is a first step from the anti-immigrant Cuccinelli to begin an end to birthright citizenship, the right – guaranteed by the Constitution but opposed by many Republicans including President Trump – that anyone born on U.S. soil is automatically a U.S. citizen.

The outrage has continued. #TrumpHatesMilitaryFamilies has been trending on Twitter. Take a look at some of the responses to the Trump administration’s new policy:

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