From Jordain Carney writing at The Hill:
Donald Trump’s immigration plan is splitting the packed GOP presidential field, rekindling debate on an issue that has long vexed the Republican Party.
The businessman, who is leading the GOP field in most polls, unveiled his proposal earlier this week. Trump is calling for an end to birthright citizenship — a move that would arguably require an amendment to the Constitution — and the construction of a wall across the U.S. southern border, with Mexico picking up the tab.
A handful of Trump’s 2016 competitors quickly dismissed the plan as unworkable. Former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush said it isn’t “grounded in reality,” while Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-S.C.) called it “absolute gibberish.” Sen. Marco Rubio (R-Fla.) suggested it wouldn’t survive Congress.
Others note that they’ve previously embraced the issue, with Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas) saying that much of Trump’s plan was “contained within legislation that I filed years ago.”
Read the rest of the story at The Hill.