October 30, 2018 / 3:31 PM / 20 days ago

U.S. senator says will offer bill to back Trump birthright citizenship plan

FILE PHOTO: Senator Lindsey Graham questions Director of the Federal Bureau of Investigation Christopher Wray and Department of Justice Inspector General Michael Horowitz before a Senate Judiciary Committee hearing on the inspector general’s first report on Justice Department and FBI actions in advance of the 2016 Presidential Election on Capitol Hill in Washington, U.S., June 18, 2018. REUTERS/Joshua Roberts

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Republican U.S. Senator Lindsey Graham on Tuesday said he would introduce legislation to support U.S. President Donald Trump’s plan to limit U.S. citizenship to certain children born in the United States.

Graham, in a statement, said his measure would be “along the same lines” as the executive order that Trump earlier told Axios that he planned to enact. Neither Graham nor Trump gave any details or timeline.

Reporting by Susan Heavey; Editing by Chizu Nomiyama

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