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A forgotten Chinese cook’s Supreme Court case affirmed birthright citizenship

November 8, 2018

By Staff

When he arrived in San Francisco Bay, returning from China aboard the steamship Coptic in August 1895, Wong Kim Ark could not have imagined the legal fracas that awaited him.

Nor could he have foreseen that, more than a century later, it would be his Supreme Court case that would refute President Trump’s assertion that as chief executive, he can and will eliminate birthright citizenship with a stroke of his pen.

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