Donald Trump clashed with Bill O'Reilly on Tuesday night over the part of his immigration plan that would take away citizenship from the children who were born in the United States but whose parents came to the country illegally, Politico reported.
Under the 14th Amendment, O'Reilly told Trump on "The O'Reilly Factor," mass deportations of so-called birthright citizens cannot happen.
Trump disagreed, and said that "many lawyers are saying that's not the way it is in terms of this."
"What happens is, they're in Mexico, they're going to have a baby, they move over here for a couple of days, they have the baby," Trump said, telling O'Reilly that the lawyers said, "It's not going to hold up in court, it's going to have to be tested.
"Regardless, when people are illegally in the country, they have to go. Now, the good ones - there are plenty of good ones - will work, so it's expedited, we can expedite it where they come back in, but they come back legally," Trump clarified.
O'Reilly then asked Trump if he envisions "federal police kicking in the doors in barrios around the country dragging families out and putting them on a bus" as a means to deport everyone he intends to deport.
"I don't think they have American citizenship, and if you speak to some very, very good lawyers - some would disagree. But many of them agree with me - you're going to find they do not have American citizenship. We have to start a process where we take back our country. Our country is going to hell. We have to start a process, Bill, where we take back our country," Trump said.
There is a way to do it, O'Reilly said, in amending the Constitution.
Trump also said that he would not pursue an amendment to the Constitution to remedy the situation.
"It's a long process, and I think it would take too long. I'd much rather find out whether or not anchor babies are citizens because a lot of people don't think they are," he said. "We're going to test it out. That's going to happen, Bill."