Locals are reacting to President Trump's proposed birthright citizenship change.
Robert Sellers-Smith is an immigration attorney in Huntsville. He said changing the 14th Amendment is not only not a solution to immigration problems, it's not possible. He said if the president signs an executive order, it will go straight to the Supreme Court.
"It has become a little more conservative these days, as you know. I believe they would go by the Constitution, but who knows?" said Sellers-Smith.
The 14th Amendment says all people born in the U.S. and subject to the jurisdiction thereof are citizens of the U.S.
Whether or not the 14th amendment applies to non-citizens could also be debated, and President Trump said he's gone over this plan with his own attorneys. However, Sellers- Smith said he thinks this is all political.
"It's a political ploy. There's hostility towards immigration, and I think he's trying to use that hostility," said Sellers-Smith.
One Huntsville woman, Jessica Green, said she also thinks the constitutional change is not a good idea.
"It's already too hard to get a green card and get citizenship anyways, and I know there's other reasons not to, but I dont think that's the solution to the problem," said Green.
President Trump said his proposed change would only affect babies born to non-citizen parents.