Trump isn’t just going after illegal immigrants. He’s going after some people who became citizens and even people who were born here. Nothing will stop this as long as Republicans control both houses of Congress.
Here is an issue that is crying out for congressional inquiry. Americans, overwhelmingly Latinos and including veterans, are having their citizenship questioned, and being denied passports. Outrageous and unacceptable.
GOP response: Hear no evil, see no evil, do no oversight. https://t.co/nAJcHWZuKW
— Adam Schiff (@RepAdamSchiff) August 30, 2018
If history is a guide, stripping passports/citizenship is another step in the authoritarian playbook. Americans are tired of this bigotry. https://t.co/arSlANxZZr
— Richard Blumenthal (@SenBlumenthal) August 31, 2018
Birtherism is now federal policy. Anyone who is not white is suspected of not being a real American. https://t.co/cAByZAL4ps
— Max Boot (@MaxBoot) August 29, 2018
Hear me out: kids in cages and Latino Americans being denied passports are not a separate story from Trump’s move to fire Mueller.
He is trying to rally and consolidate his hard base to force Republicans’ silence when he shuts it all down.
Democracy hanging in the balance.
— Chris Murphy (@ChrisMurphyCT) August 30, 2018
I don't shock easily these days, but this is shocking (but also predictable). And if you think it can't happen to you because you're not Latino, you're a fool: if these people prevail, everyone will be at risk https://t.co/Ts8LEjEmai
— Paul Krugman (@paulkrugman) August 30, 2018
Jews (unfortunately) have quite a bit of experience being denaturalized. . . which is why we should be sounding the alarm as the Trump administration starts stripping passports both from naturalized citizens and even some born in the US.https://t.co/FTX1GYFBAB
— Jill Jacobs (@rabbijilljacobs) August 30, 2018
The US government is denying passports to Hispanic Americans along the border.
In some cases, passport applicants with birth certificates are being jailed in immigration detention centers and entered into deportation proceedings.https://t.co/TIJlNwyRZh
— Texas Tribune (@TexasTribune) September 3, 2018
WATCH: Trump admin. is denying passports to American citizens at the border, asking for obscure documents to prove they were born in the U.S. #mtpdaily@chucktodd: “Is this the burden of proof?”
Immigration attorney Jaime Diez: "Yes. They're asking for things that no one has." pic.twitter.com/Ve7jYrbXpZ
— Meet the Press (@MeetThePress) August 30, 2018
State Department response:
Dishonest reporting by @washingtonpost. The truth is: domestic passport denials for so-called “midwife cases” have actually decreased during the Trump administration. Stop perpetuating inaccurate claims & biased reporting. https://t.co/sSzD8fO9jx
— Heather Nauert (@statedeptspox) August 31, 2018
In sum: @StateDept refuses to cooperate before story is published and then @statedeptspox issues misleading statement with manipulated data in vain effort to rebut it. Not how the process is supposed to work. pic.twitter.com/CDJbWCK3wI
— Glenn Kessler (@GlennKesslerWP) September 3, 2018