Today in American Ethnic CleansingComments
Why does Jefferson Beauregard Sessions III put up with so much humiliation from Donald Trump? The answer is obvious: because he is living his dream of reasserting white supremacy across this land. This is the case with so many Republicans who might secretly claim to not love the Fuhrer, but who are really excited about ethnic cleansing. Here is yet another horrifying and ridiculously unconstitutional example:
On paper, he’s a devoted U.S. citizen.
His official American birth certificate shows he was delivered by a midwife in Brownsville, at the southern tip of Texas. He spent his life wearing American uniforms: three years as a private in the Army, then as a cadet in the Border Patrol and now as a state prison guard.
But when Juan, 40, applied to renew his U.S. passport this year, the government’s response floored him. In a letter, the State Department said it didn’t believe he was an American citizen.
As he would later learn, Juan is one of a growing number of people whose official birth records show they were born in the United States but who are now being denied passports — their citizenship suddenly thrown into question. The Trump administration is accusing hundreds, and possibly thousands, of Hispanics along the border of using fraudulent birth certificates since they were babies, and it is undertaking a widespread crackdown.
In a statement, the State Department said that it “has not changed policy or practice regarding the adjudication of passport applications,” adding that “the U.S.-Mexico border region happens to be an area of the country where there has been a significant incidence of citizenship fraud.”
But cases identified by The Washington Post and interviews with immigration attorneys suggest a dramatic shift in both passport issuance and immigration enforcement.
This is, of course, completely nuts and obviously absurd. But wait, did I say it was unconstitutional? Ha ha ha ha ha, what a buffoon I am. Because there is no way in hell that the Roberts court with Brett Kavanaugh on board is going to say this is in fact unconstitutional. And all constitutionality means is that 5 political hacks on the Court say it is so.
But hey, there aren’t any differences between the parties and so it makes sense that Glenn Greenwald continues to rail against those who oppose Donald Trump.