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Mayor Durkan Statement on President Trump’s Claim He Can End the Guarantee of Citizenship in the United States Constitution

Seattle (October 30) – Seattle Mayor Jenny A. Durkan responded to President Donald Trump’s claim that he can end the guarantee of citizenship in the United States Constitution. The Mayor’s statement:

“President Trump’s new claim that he can unilaterally end the Constitution’s guarantee of citizenship is morally and legally bankrupt. The President does not have the power to erase, revoke or rewrite our Constitution or the rights it guarantees. 

“The President continues to stoke fear of our immigrant and refugee neighbors. We have the law and justice on our side, and Seattle will continue to stand with all our neighbors in the face of these illegal and unconstitutional proposals.”