State Department pushes back on the report on Hispanics denied passports

According to a story in the Washington Post, passport denials, come as the Trump management is taking steps to crack down on people they believe may be fraudulent certificates of birth.


The State Department is pushing back against a news report: the Trump administration has ramped up efforts to deny passports for Hispanics, the U.S.’s citizenship, but suspected of potentially fraudulent birth certificates.

In a statement to Fox News on Thursday, State Department spokeswoman blasted the Washington Post about the history of, say, passport denials in these cases are actually at a six-year low after a peak in the year 2015, during the Obama administration.

“The facts the Washington Post secure, reporting. This is an irresponsible attempt, division, and fear among American citizens, while trying to inflame tensions about immigration,” said Heather Nauert, a State Department spokeswoman. “Under the Trump administration, domestic passport denial for so-called “midwife of the cases are in the case of a 6-year low. The coverage shot is a political cheap.”

According to the Post, both George W. Bush and Barack Obama administrations, denied passports delivered to the people, the midwives in the Texas Rio Grande Valley. The government has long believed that cheaters have given of the US birth certificates of the babies along the border, were actually born in Mexico.

The newspaper reported that the government, though, was the case with the American Civil Liberties Union in 2009. The Post said that largely stopped, the passport refused to, to the trombone administration took over.

The “Washington Post” in their history, which they cited several examples of people who said that they are unjustly targeted as a trump administrative challenges, the people you believe may be fraudulent birth certificates.

The Post cited several examples, including a 40-year-old named Juan, who said, allegedly, he was born in the United States, was delivered by a midwife in South Texas and served in the army, the border guard and the state’s prison system.

“I served my country. I fought for my country,” said the man.

Juan told the newspaper that he tried to renew his U.S. passport this year, but the State Department sent a letter to him with doubts about his birth certificate is real.

The Post said Juan is one of “hundreds, perhaps thousands” of Hispanics at the border, accused the trump management with fraudulent birth certificates, since they were babies.

Source: U.S. Department of State

But the State Department, in response, if you have a chart to Fox-News-Details-passport denials since 2012, people at the southern border in suspicion, possibly with a fraudulent birth document. According to the table, fewer people their passports were denied in 2017 and 2018, so far, trump, as in the last years of the Obama administration.

The State Department had told the Washington Post they sometimes ask people suspected of fraudulent papers additional proof of birth. Those who are marked as candidates, the birth certificates submitted by “midwife or other birth attendant, who are suspected of fraudulent activities” or those with a U.S. and a foreign birth certificate.

“People who are not in the position to show that you were born in the United States to issue a passport,” the State Department denied said.

The newspaper spotlighted the case of a 35-year-old Texas man who said he was born in the United States, but is arrested, after trying to return to the US after a trip to Mexico in the year 2017.

Agents said the man asked him if he was born in Mexico. If he refused, he was sent to a detention camp, and entered the procedure in deportation. He was eventually released, but the man said his passport has been revoked.

The Washington Post story provoked an avalanche of criticism of the trump management.

“This government is anti-immigrant, nationalist rhetoric and policy are now for US citizens to deny it in an attempt to give you the rights, the guarantees of our Constitution,” Congressional Hispanic Caucus tweeted. “This is wrong, outrageous and betrays our most sacred American ideals.”

This government is anti-immigrant, nationalist rhetoric and policy are now for US citizens to deny it in an attempt to give you the rights, the guarantees of our Constitution. This is wrong, outrageous and betrays our most sacred American ideals.

— Hispanic Caucus (@Hispanic Caucus) August 30, 2018

Lee learned, the Deputy Director of the ACLU immigrants’ Rights Project, said in a statement, the organization to examine and to explore possible legal action.”

“The trump administration is trying to deny passports to long-term U.S. citizens in the border areas is only an inhumane act in a series of illegal acts,” learned said.

Alex Pappas is a political reporter at Follow him on Twitter at @Alex Pappas.

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