The Washington Post is reporting the Trump administration is increasingly denying passports to U.S. citizens of Mexican heritage, throwing their citizenship into question. The Trump administration has even begun jailing some passport applicants who have official state-issued birth certificates, because the government is questioning their paperwork. In other cases, Americans of Mexican heritage have had their passports revoked while abroad, preventing them from coming home. In one case, the State Department denied a passport to a 40-year-old Army veteran named Juan who had a birth certificate showing he was born in Texas. According to the Post, Juan’s passport was rejected even though he had spent three years as a private in the Army, then as a cadet in the Border Patrol. He now works as a state prison guard.
Report: Trump Administration Jailing Passport Applicants with U.S. Birth Certificates
HeadlineAug 30, 2018