Skip to comments.Mario Marroquin – Born In A House Denied a Passort Despite Having Birth Certificate. (& Obama COLB)
Posted on 02/21/2011 11:45:54 AM PST by rxsid
"SHAME ON THE STATE DEPARTMENT: The Mario Marroquin Story How War Veterans and Other Citizens Born In A House Are Denied Passorts Despite Having Birth Certificates.
In an act of unparalleled hypocrisy and disgrace, Obamas Department of State continues to deny passports to US citizens who were born in a house on US soil and not in a hospital or other appropriate medical facility - despite the fact that they possess long form birth certificates featuring more factual proof of birth in the US than President Obamas COLB.
Mario Marroquin is a one hundred percent, service connected, Disabled American Veteran who served two tours of duty in Vietnam and another in Desert Storm. He was born in Alice, Texas in 1942 and has resided there his entire life. Mr. Marroquins father was also born in Alice, Texas. And he too resided there his whole life. Marios grandfather was also born in Alice, Texas. Mario informed me that his family has lived in Texas since before there was a United States.
Mario Marroquin gave ten years to his country. As a result, he was exposed to Agent Orange in Vietnam and now has Cancer, Diabetes, chronic respiratory illness, and a host of other ailments all of which are diagnosed to have been caused by the vile chemical exposure.
When Mario was born in Alice, Texas in 1942, a long form birth certificate was issued to his parents in their home by the medical doctor who delivered him into this world. Mario presented this birth certificate to the military as identification when he enlisted and it was accepted by the government as proper ID.
In 2000, Mario applied for a US Passport because he wanted to fulfill a dream to visit Peru and to see the Incan ruins. But the State Department denied his passport application because he was born in a house. Had he been born in a hospital and birthed by that same medical doctor, there would have been no problem. But since he was born in a house, the State Department claimed that his parents were required to bring the BC to a courthouse for registration despite the fact that the medical doctor who signed it was authorized to issue birth certificates for children born at home.
The State Department never returned Marios birth certificate to him. And they continue to deny him a passport. To this day, he is not considered a citizen by the State Department. He is deeply hurt and insulted that the US Government would strip him of his citizenship and confiscate his birth certificate, the same document accepted by the military when he enlisted.
So Mario began a letter writing campaign to state and federal representatives. But nobody returned his letters.
Then, on August 16, 2008, Manuel De La Rosa from KIII, an ABC news affiliate, issued a report on Mr. Marroquin. While the video report has been removed from the kiiiTV.com web site, the text of the story was reprinted by VA Watchdog, and mentioned at Democratic Underground.
There are very few details listed in the one paragraph report, so I contacted Mario Marroquin yesterday, Sunday Feb. 20, 2011. We spoke for more than an hour on the telephone and Mario graciously answered my questions, provided a few documents by fax, and agreed to allow me to publish his story.
Among many other decorations, Mario Marroquinns unit was awarded the prestigious Presidential Unit Citation. And he has been honorably discharged three times. He votes in every election. It is undeniable that this man has led a more patriotic life as a US citizen than most of us ever will. But when he applied for a US Passport in the year 2000, he was denied because the State Department determined his birth certificate which was good enough for the military was not good enough to establish US citizenship despite the fact that his family has lived in Alice, Texas for multiple generations.
Finally, after trying to establish his US citizenship for more than nine years, on December 16, 2009, Senator John Cornyn wrote back to Mr. Marroquin indicating that he had made an inquiry with the State Department:
Thank you for providing me with your signed Privacy Form. I have made an inquiry on your behalf and will contact you again as soon as I receive a reply.
I appreciate having the opportunity to represent you in the United States and to be of service in this matter.
On December 30, 2009, Mario wrote back requesting that Senator Cornyn sponsor him for citizenship, stating:
Please let me know if you can help a disabled vet be recognized as a citizen.
Unfortunately, Mario Marroquin has not heard another word from Senator Cornyn or the State Department. And his birth certificate remains confiscated in the hands of the State Department.
Before I go any further, I want to add that Mr. Marroquin told me, Im not a birther, Leo. And I told him that I am not a birther either. Readers of this blog know that I believe Obama was born in the United States but that despite his place of birth, the President was a dual citizen owing allegiance to a foreign nation and that is why I do not believe he is eligible.
Regardless, the President, who is Commander In Chief, should be under at least as much scrutiny to prove citizenship as veterans of foreign wars. Since, as you will see below, a COLB from Texas or California isnt prima facie proof of US citizenship according to the State Department, the President ought to submit to the same exact scrutiny as the citizens of Texas and California. A true Statesman would step up and put the issue behind him and the nation rather than drag it out for America to suffer over and be distracted by. This is especially true in light of the double standard which is established in this report.
While President Obama has not offered a single document to prove that he wasnt born in a house, the State Department continues to deny Mario a passport because he was born in a house. The Marroquin family is well known in Alice, Texas for over a hundred years. This is not the case of a fake midwife delivery. This veteran was without question born in Texas and that birth was documented on a long form birth certificate signed by a licensed medical doctor.
On the other hand, we have President Obama, a dual citizen at birth, born exactly where??? Somewhere in Honolulu apparently. Birthed by whom? We have no idea if it was a doctor, midwife or whatever. We just dont know. Yet he is eligible to be President and to command our armed forces, while Mario Marroquin is denied a passport. Thats hypocrisy defined.
Obamas State Department fails to recognize Mario as a citizen despite his offering a long form birth certificate, a doctors signature and multiple witnesses to his birth in Texas notwithstanding his valor in the line of duty protecting this nation. The State Department is practicing its very own form of birtherism. The State Department doesnt feel comfortable giving Mario and others like him a passport to travel out of the country with. The reason cited in a video interview with a State Department representative is wait for it national security. Please look at the picture above of Mario Marroquin - a man whom the State Department considers a potential national security threat - NOT ELIGIBLE FOR A PASSPORT - NOT A CITIZEN NOT PROPERLY DOCUMENTED.
Whos guilty of being an insane conspiracy theorist now?
MORE VETERANS WITH INSUFFICIENT BIRTH CERTIFICATES DENIED PASSPORTS AND US CITIZEN STATUS BY OBAMA STATE DEPARTMENT.
On August 20, 2010, KGET TV-17 ran a story about Esmerelda Cazares, another war veteran, born in Los Angeles, birthed by a mid-wife. She has lived in the U.S. her whole life, but the government wont allow her a passport because they say she doesnt have enough proof of citizenship. Cazares had been trying to get a passport issued for five years when the story ran on KGET, but because her Los Angeles birth certificate issued by the county of Los Angeles was delayed, she was denied a passport.
Unfortunately for Cazares, her delayed birth certificate, Social Security card and service in the US military are not enough to prove her citizenship to Obamas State Department.
ANOTHER RED FLAG = birth records registered a few days after birth.
President Obamas COLB has just such a red flag. According to his COLB, he was born on August 4th, 1961. But that same COLB lists date filed by registrar as August 8th, 1961. Since his COLB is delayed by less than one year, the State Department wont automatically reject it as a fraud, but its still a red flag.
On January 2, 2010, Jazmine Uloa wrote an article published by The Brownsville Herald concerning a class action suit brought against the Customs and Border Patrol by persons held for long hours at ports of entry in South Texas and denied entry into the country after they presented US birth certificates registered by midwives. Towards the end of that report, Uloa mentions that midwife birth is not the only red flag used by the State department:
Others whose applications remain in question are U.S. citizens, mostly seniors, who have delayed birth certificates, or documents registered a few days after their births as was customary in the past.
(This article by Juloa was republished in its entirety by Thomas Esparza, Jr., a Board Certified Immigration and Nationality Law Specialist.)
Obamas COLB contains a red flag since it was registered a few days after his birth. And the COLB doesnt indicate if he was born in a hospital, a house, or a midwifes office.
Silvario Vasquez and Felix Rodriguez.
On August 29, 2009, Time Magazine ran a video report concerning the plight of US citizens born in Texas by midwives. The story highlighted the State Departments denial of passports to two veterans. One of them Silvario Vasquez had been a US Customs and Border Patrol agent for 29 years. Furthermore, his birth certificate was good enough proof of citizenship for him to have been drafted and sent to Vietnam, but it wasnt good enough for the State Department to recognize him as a citizen and grant him a passport.
The Time Magazine video actually shows the official long form birth certificates of Mr. Vasquez and another war veteran, Felix Rodriguez.
Time also interviewed Brenda Sprague, Deputy Assistant for Passport Services, on behalf of the State Department. She comments that due to various midwife scandals in the past, people from border communities including veterans of foreign wars were required to provide extra proof of US citizenship:
So suddenly people in the border communities were faced with this need to document themselves, and they had birth documentation which was, on its face, not as simple or compelling as it might have been.
Mr. Vasquez was particularly upset because, as he points out in the video, he was drafted at the height of the Vietnam war based upon the federal governments awareness of his citizenship status and birth certificate. The official comments by the State Department are hypocritical in the extreme considering the failure of President Obama to completely document the circumstances of his birth with the American people. The State Department sure seem like a bunch of rabid birthers to me. Check out the Obama administrations official position as stated by Sprague to Time:
In the aftermath of 911, a decision was made that we had to take steps to regularize the documentation requirements for crossing our land borders This is not a moral judgment, this is a legal judgment. And my heart goes out to people who are caught in this Nevertheless, people get passports who are US citizens. Not because theyre good people, and not because they love America. Because they are US citizens.
National security. Those who question Obamas eligibility to be Commander In Chief are ridiculed by main stream media stooges and certain members of the House and Senate while decorated war veterans are left groping around in the dark begging to be recognized as US citizens. The State Department wont give them a US Passport and wont acknowledge that they are US citizens - in the cause of national security.
All of this goes on under the guidance of President Obama whose birth records contain red flags the State Department sometimes marks for extra scrutiny.
Compare the amount of evidence produced by these vets to what Obama has offered and its not even close. Mario Marroquin and others like him have proved that they are US citizens with their blood and their birth records and established community histories. Some, like Silvario Vasquez (who was eventually granted a passport after his story got out) were drafted based upon these documents, but their applications were flagged for denial by the Obama State Department. That is the absolute pinnacle of bureaucratic depravity.
IS BIRTH IN AN APPROPRIATE MEDICAL FACILITY NECESSARY FOR A PASSPORT?
The following was posted at the Baby Center Community blog on August 27, 2010:
4 of my siblings and I were born at home and of course received a state of TX birth certificate.
My older sister recently applied for a passport and sent in all of the paperwork including a copy of her birth certificate as required. She received a letter back from the passport office that since she was not born in an appropriate medical facility her birth certificate was not valid proof of U.S. citizenship. WTH!
Appropriate medical facility? Whats that? I cant find any federal regulation for it. But when concerned citizens aka birthers point out that there is no evidence in Obamas COLB that he was born in a hospital, the anti-birther response has always been that no law requires a person to be born in a hospital. But in practice, the Obama State Department will tag birth in a house as a red flag.
Now consider that former Hawaii elections clerk Tim Adams has signed an affidavit swearing he was told by his supervisors in Hawaii that no long-form, hospital-generated birth certificate existed for Barack Obama Jr. in Hawaii and that neither Queens Medical Center nor Kapiolani Medical Center in Honolulu had any record of Obama having been born in their medical facilities.
APPARENTLY THIS ISNT HAPPENING ONLY IN BORDER COMMUNITIES.
The following was posted in the Missouri City-Data Forum on March 1, 2010:
I am looking for the name of my midwife who practiced in Mountain Home Arkansas in 1984. I am needing to get info regarding my daughters birth for her passport because they are not excepting her birth certificate.
We have moved many times and I cannot find any records with her name on it. I birthed my daughter in the basement of a church in Gainesville, Missouri.
So the State Departments policy of red flagging birth certificates of people born in a house appears to be nationwide, not just in Texas and California.
The bogus mantra spouted by main stream media propagandists like CNNs Anderson Cooper that a COLB is universally accepted as proof of US citizenship for passport issuance is unequivocally false propaganda bunk. All one needs to refute said bunk is the Department of State website, which states:
*A certified birth certificate has a registrars raised, embossed, impressed or multicolored seal, registrars signature, and the date the certificate was filed with the registrars office, which must be within 1 year of your birth. Please note, some short (abstract) versions of birth certificates may not be acceptable for passport purposes.
See that reference to short (abstract) versions of birth certificates thats a direct reference to a COLB. § 51.42 of the Federal Regulations lists the required documentary proof for a passport as follows:
§ 51.42 Persons born in the United States applying for a passport for the first time.
(a) Primary evidence of birth in the United States. A person born in the United States generally must submit a birth certificate. The birth certificate must show the full name of the applicant, the applicants place and date of birth, the full name of the parent(s), and must be signed by the official custodian of birth records, bear the seal of the issuing office, and show a filing date within one year of the date of birth.
Taken at face value, this appears to qualify any person with such a COLB for a passport. However, if you read the regulations a bit further:
§ 51.45 Department discretion to require evidence of U.S. citizenship or non-citizen nationality.
The Department may require an applicant to provide any evidence that it deems necessary to establish that he or she is a U.S. citizen or non-citizen national, including evidence in addition to the evidence specified in 22 CFR 51.42 through 51.44.
By reading § 51.45 in conjunction with the State Departments reference to not accepting short (abstract) versions, the propaganda being force fed to the nation regarding universal acceptance of COLBs as proof of US citizenship for passport purposes is exposed as fraud by the Governments own regulations. While some COLBs may pass the smell test, if your COLB is from Texas or California, it definitely will NOT be accepted as proof of citizenship without further scrutiny.
The stories of Mexican-American citizens denied passports because they were born to midwives in Texas and California is certainly well known. And the Obama administration continued to deny a passport to all persons birthed in Texas and California by midwives until the ACLU sued them.
The Government eventually settled the case by waiving extra fees for those forced to re-apply, and by promising to take a closer look at these passport applications, rather than simply rejecting them outright as frauds which had been the policy all along. But a short form abstract (aka COLB) from Texas or California is still not considered prima facie proof of citizenship.
As a result of the ACLUs law suit, the government agreed to take a closer look into such an applicants birth history and to provide screeners with a uniform review procedure that subjects these applicants to greater scrutiny. But official policy still holds that a COLB from Texas or California, by itself, does not establish US Citizenship.
Passport Visa Express.com is a professional expediting company officially recognized and registered with the U.S. Passport Agency. At their web site, it states:
Applicants born in California or Texas MUST submit a Long-Form Birth Certificate; short forms or abstract birth certificates are UNACCEPTABLE
This is because 51.45 gives discretion to the State Department to require more evidence of US citizenship than is listed in 51.42 for those who set off red flags with passport screeners. But its important to note that 51.45 also gives discretion to the State Department to accept whatever evidence it deems necessary to establish citizenship. So if the State Department wanted to, it could provide Mario Marroquin and other veterans holding long form birth certificates with passports.
STATE BIRTHER BILLS
I have prepared this report with state birther bills in mind. Please hold candidates for President up to the same standards as is required by the State Department for all citizens.
Texas is one of the states which has drafted legislation House Bill 295 requiring an original birth certificate for listing candidates for President and VP on ballots.
Since the Obama administration wont honor the COLBs of persons born in Texas, why should Texas honor Obamas COLB?
Please contact legislators in those states with pending birther bills and forward this report to them. Any votes sitting on the fence might be interested.
SENATORS CORNYN AND HUTCHISON
Please call on Senators Kay Bailey Hutchison and John Cornyn to help Mario Marroquin and other veterans have their US citizenship status restored in the nation to which they have risked their lives in protection thereof.
Happy Presidents day. Comments are open.
by Leo Donofrio, Esq.
Pidgeon & Donofrio GP
Old Federal Building
3002 Colby Avenue, Suite 306
Everett, Washington 98201
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"Mario Marroquin Born In A House Denied a Passort Despite Having Birth Certificate. (& Obama COLB)"
My dad was born in a house on my grandparent’s farm in rural Arkansas back in 1942. Good thing he was able to get his passport in the late 1970s well before the Kenyan Wonder Boy was thrust upon us.
My spouse was born at home, in a house, in a small Texas town in 1943.
He has had no problems either in getting or in renewing his passport.
This story is suspect.
It may be that the man’s bc was never filed with the proper authorities or certified by the state.
The facts, as stated in the story, don’t ring true to our experience.
(And no, I'm not Amish. Studies show that for normal (low-risk) pregnancies, home birth is just as safe and a good deal more comfortable and less stressful than hospital births. Hospitals excel at costly technological intervention for a crisis, and suck at just about everything else. And a normal birth is a blessing, not a 'crisis.')
The knucklehead Obama should have claimed he was born at home, but was so stupid he claimed a hospital birth.
Not a citizen!? Woohoo. Stop paying taxes.
Unfortunately, there's no documentation to prove it and the alleged document he has shown doesn't jibe with real birth certificates from the hospital he claims to have been born in.
I am very sorry this Honored Vet. Mario Marroquin is not considered a valid Citizen of US & Can Not get a Passport!!
I am sick of the corruption from this administration!!! They are hiding Obama’s past. Obama has not produced a valid BC & has gotten a pass by the media...... Vet Mario Marroquin has presented a valid BC & considered a Threat to Security... This man who’s family has been here more than 100 years is much more of a valid “Natural Born Citizen of America” than Obama.
Mr Obama was a “British Citizen” at Birth & not eligible to be POTUS!!
Under the Constitution a requirement to become POTUS:
Requires Both Parents must be Citizens of the United States to be considered a Natural-Born Citizen!
Mr Obama has stated in his book Dreams of My Father & several times at speaking engagements , that his father was a Kenyan with British Citizenship!
Mr Obamas........ Legal.......... father was a Kenyan with British Citizenship.
Under Vattels Law of Nations ( which our Founding Fathers used in defining Natural-Born Citizen). The Country of the Fathers is therefor that of the Children; and these become true citizens by their Tacit consent.
I say,that, in order to be of the country, it is necessary that a person be born of a father who is a Citizen; for, if he is born there of a foreigner, it will only be the place of his birth and Not his Country!!
Also, as a Kenyan native, Barack Obama Sr. was a British subject whose citizenship status was goverened by The British Nationality Act of 1948. That same act goverened the status of Obama Sr.s Children.
British Nationality Act of 1948 (Part II, Section 5):
Subject to provisions of this section, a person born after the commencement of the Act shall be a citizen of the United Kingdom and Colonies by descent if his father is a citizen of the United Kingdom at the time of the birth.
In other words, at the time of his birth, Barack Obama Jr. was a citizen of the United Kingdom and Colonies (or the UKC) by virtue of being born to a .....”Legal”..... father who was a citizen of UKC.
Therefore, Barack Obama Jr. is ..........Not............ eligible to be POTUS.
It is time for Congress to stand-up for the Constitution!!
Mr Obama Needs to be removed from the White House!!
Nancy Pelosi realized that Mr Obama did Not meet the requirements to become POTUS so; she notorized & signed 2 different affidavits certifying that Mr
Obama was elegible to be nominated by the Democrat Party. The only State that had the words Certified under the Constitution was the State of Hawaii.... All other states
received the second affidavit that said he was eligible to be nominated but; the words Certified Under the Constitution were eliminated.....
This is Fraud & Corruption!!
Mr Obama knows that he did Not meet the requirements to become POTUS !!
Here are 6 African Newspaper articles calling Obama “Kenyan-Born”
Notice the first article was from Sunday, .........June 27, “2004”
Historical News Articles and FactCheck Agree: Obama is “Kenyan-born”
Posted on October 18th, 2009 by David-Crockett
Sunday, June 27, “2004”
Kenya Sunday Standard headline-”Kenyan-born” Obama all set for US Senate
The Nigerian Observer-Americans will today go to the polls to elect their next President with Democratic Party candidate, Senator Barack Obama largely favoured to win. The “Kenyan-born” Senator will
USAfrica Kenyan-born” OBAMA makes history
wins presidential nomination of U. S. Democratic party; eyes on White House
AllAfrica.com Little wonder then why “Kenyan-born” Barack Obama, Americas first Black President
GraphicGhana.com For Ghana, Obamas visit will be a celebration of another milestone in African history as it hosts the first-ever “African-American President” on this presidential visit to the “continent of his birth”. The same article, with the same quote, appeared in ModernGhana.com.
The Ghana Times So far, the odds favour the once underdog in American politics, Obama, the “African-American Senator” from Illinois state. A Congressional Quarterly (CQ) politics monitored on BBC put the “Kenyan born” American ahead of his rivel, John McCain.
Hopefully, Donofrio is laying down the groundwork for a quo warranto filing. Could these folks who have been denied passports due to home birth have standing to challenge Obama’s authority to deny them passports when his birth circumstances have been hidden? They have been directly and personally injured.
I hope that certain FReepers who insist that “where Obama was born doesn't matter” will take note of Leo Donofrio’s enthusiastic conversion to a belief and advocacy that where Obama was born _does_ matter!!!
You can believe and fully justify the founder's original intent that a US president must have unitary citizenship at birth and at the same time equally insist that birth on US soil is also a requirement and that Obama has refused to transparently release contemporaneous 1961 proof of that fact.
I was born in my parents’ house on my grandfather’s farm in Tennessee back in 1946. Back then, a lot of people were born at home. We had no hospital in our town then; nor was there one all that close by. Money for hospitals and doctors was scarce, too. I got a passport to travel to Holland and Germany probably 30 yrs. ago, but have no idea where it is now - probably in husband’s files if he kept our passports. - This is asinine. More communist control sorts of things designed to control us older people.
That’s a interesting point. WHY did Obama claim a hospital birth, rather than a home birth?
No suprise there. Cornyn is more interested in illegals than in US CITIZENS, which Marroquin most definitely is.
And if one hospital claims the birth without proof, wouldn't the other contest it?
Yet another dog that isn't barking in this matter.
He and his cronies are stupid and closed minded. They don’t realize that there are a lot of people doing home births, so the thought probably never crossed their mind. They then committed themselves further to the lie by claiming Kapi’olani Medical Center for Women and Children as the manger of immaculate birth. It doesn’t help that his sister said it was both Queens Hospital and Kapi’olani in two different interviews.
“You know, during the campaign of 2008, I was actually in the mainland campaigning for Sen. McCain. This issue kept coming up so much in the campaign, and again I think it’s one of those issues that is simply a distraction from the more critical issues that are facing the country. And so I had my health director, who is a physician by background, go personally view the birth certificate in the birth records of the Department of Health, and we issued a news release at that time saying that the president was, in fact, born at Kapi’olani Hospital in Honolulu, Hawaii. And that’s just a fact. And yet people continue to call up and e-mail and want to make it an issue. And I think it’s, again, a horrible distraction for the country by those people who continue this. ... It’s been established. He was born here.”—Linda Lingle, Governor of Hawaii
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