Another bone-headed Trump policy:

Trump Administration Deporting Americans Born Near Mexico Border

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What’s happening? The Post recounted the story of Juan, a 40-year-old American, who was born in the border town of Brownsville, Texas. Juan, has served as a private in the U.S. Army, later worked for the Border Patrol, and is now a state prison guard. This year, when he tried to renew his passport, the State Department denied the request, saying, despite his American birth certificate, it didn’t believe he was an American citizen.


The problem is that some midwifes near the Mexican border issued fake birth certificates to show that babies were born here. So now the State Department is assuming that ALL the babies they delivered were actually Mexicans.

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beyond treating the children birthed by midwives as illegitimate citizens, the Post reports, babies delivered by a prominent gynecologist, who delivered as many as 15,000 children during his career, are being denied passports.
“In some cases, passport applicants with official U.S. birth certificates are being jailed in immigration detention centers and entered into deportation proceedings,” according to the Post. “In others, they are stuck in Mexico, their passports suddenly revoked when they tried to reenter the United States.”


Guilty until proven innocent is the new standard, I guess. Besides an official US Birth Certificate, what proof do any of us have that we were born here?