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.
This is a blatant attack against US citizens. I can’t believe Congress would stand by and allow this to happen. We are a country of laws and protected by our Constitution. This should not be happening.
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.
Could somebody just strip the entire Trump administration of its citizenship?
Openly and unapologetically racist, not to mention unconstitutional. Those still supporting this sorry excuse for a human deserve to drown in their own bile
Once a birth certificate is issued, it is the government's obligation to prove it is fraudulent, not the baby.
US citizens are entitled to US passports. This is a disgrace!
They need more substantial evidence than a “suspicion”!
If you can prove it, not “suspect” it then yes. No proof. No denial of a passport.
The Trump administration’s denial of passport renewals to people of color or people with Hispanic surnames makes birtherism look like a joke. This is neo-Nazi crap of the highest order. Step up and fight it or step out. Who is next?
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.
This is rich. The biggest fraud of all time questioning natural born citizens. Get this piece of human garbage out of office so we can get back to the business of being the greatest republic ever.
No. The lie that of millions of people voted illegally, has been redressed in order to deny people passports.
Why is it ALWAYS ABOUT RACE??!? No one suspected of fraud should have a passport! Period. There is right and there is wrong. It’s time we stopped with this race-card bs!
YES! Stop the illegal activity.
The Washington post story was debunked by the state department. These are the same policies from the Bush and obama administrations. Stop pushing the fake news countable.
Of course no one should be issued a passport if their documents are suspect. Until a persons documents can be verified it is just plain stupid to issue a passport!
How in the world in our democracy can this happen? The rule of law not the rules of a dictator is what Americans expect!
When I go to get my passport, It is my responsibility to prove I’m a citizen. The same rule should apply no matter who you are!