by Countable | Updated on 8.31.18
“I served my country. I fought for my country,” the man told the Washington Post, which broke the story.
“Individuals who are unable to demonstrate that they were born in the United States are denied issuance of a passport,” the State Dept. added.
“This represents an unacceptable targeting of people based on their ethnic heritage. It violates the constitution. It should be investigated by Congress in both chambers, and we should take action to stop it as soon as possible through legislation if necessary.”
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1930s Germany. 1930s Germany. 1930s Germany. How many times do you need to see it? This is the next step toward ethnic cleansing. This administration has taken the steps of creating the perception there are “others”; has taken the step of dehumanizing (calling them animals); tested limits of abuse (separating children from parents); denied due process; and now is trying to remove their citizenship. Wonder how many white Europeans are being “suspected” of not belonging here. Impeach NOW! Then vote out the enablers who stood by idly while this corrupt regime tried to destroy our democracy.
Discrimination on country of origin is UNCONSTITUTIONAL. Why are we blaming and punishing a newborn infant and not the doctor? The baby can’t fill out paperwork. This is clearly racist and a violation of due process. The burden of proof is on the government and the violation is by the DOCTOR not the child. Also, WTF happened to statutes of limitations? 40 years later for a civil paperwork issue? And then targeting the innocent? That’s absurd.
I think you need a serious reason to deny someone a passport- not merely someone suspicious- who is defining suspicious? . If there is serious reason to investigate someone that’s one thing / but someone ‘ suspicious ‘ because of color of their skin or sound of their name should not be discriminated against. 😳
Of course security for our nation is always important. However, if you are going to deny passports of people from Latino nations, you must deny every one regardless of race, gender, religion, social class, etc. otherwise this practice is just a cover for targeting Latino people on racist accusations/ stereotypes. Long story short, we shouldn’t deny anyone’s passport unless they do pose a legit threat and not just suspected on a whim based on their ethnicity.