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Trump says he plans to scrap birthright citizenship

WASHINGTON: President Donald Trump said he will scrap a constitutional guarantee to citizenship for anyone born on US soil in a headline-grabbing move bolstering his anti-immigration platform a week before midterm elections. The surprise announcement in an interview with Axios, released in part on Tuesday, followed the dispatch of more than 5,000 regular troops to the Mexican border, itself a highly unusual move prompted by Trump's warnings of a migrant "invasion." The birthright citizenship proposal was likely to prove…