Skip to comments.Woman barred from US after denying citizenship
Posted on 06/04/2012 7:57:04 AM PDT by moonshinner_09
BROWNSVILLE, Texas (AP) A 20-year-old native Texan says she's barred from re-entering the country after she denied, under grilling by the U.S. Border Patrol, that she was a U.S. citizen.
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Once someone signs a statement denying U.S. citizenship, years can be needed to knock it down, Brodyaga said. she had a Texas driver's license and U.S. birth certificate , and you can buy these all day long in Mexico. I think trying to game the system...
be careful what you ask for....
“She said he was handcuffed to a chair for hours until he said he had been born in Mexico, even though he was born in a McAllen hospital. “
Sounds suspicious. You’d have to be an idiot to lie knowingly about something that can be easily determined.
As ususal these days the story raises many more questions than it answers.
We have all the prostitutes the nation can handle at present. Go home and service your countrymen.
If anyone believes any of this, I have a deal for you!
A birth certificate and a driver’s license cannot get you back into the United States. YOU MUST HAVE A PASSPORT!
The laws were changed several years ago to force American citizens to have a valid passport to even cross the border into Mexico for any reason.
I don’t know if the howls of protest raised by that law were adjusted in the name of Political Correctness or not as of today.
Just another lie and scam by a Mexican national trying to cheat their way into our country and on our welfare rolls.
Time will tell.
Who knows, maybe former TSA Agents who learned their "trade" very well browbeating/intimidating little ol' ladies on crutches and young kids in wheel chairs found a new home in the BP?
This country is now populated with (more than a few, sadly) Jack-Booted-Thugs who have let their little tin badge and position go to their heads and would have been right at home in Germany in the 30's/40's!
Is there an issue or news story here?
She denied US Citizenship. Case closed.
Not necessarily. One can re-enter using a "PASS" card or "Enhanced Drivers License."
The PASS card (People Access Security Service) is a credit card-sized passport substitute and an Enhanced Drivers License are BOTH available to Texas residents.
This story does not touch on what kind of drivers license this woman had.
Big deal, what citizenship was held by her parents?
Exactly how easy is it to leave good, old America anyway?
Answer? Not very.
The funny part about the idea of renouncing your citizenship is that the State Department makes it a tad difficult to leave the land of the free and home of the brave. See? Funny, huh? Though our country professes to value freedom in a general sense, the specific freedom to vacate the premises is severely limited.
The State Department itself doesnt even keep track of how many renunciants there are annually, preferring to adopt a head-in-the-sand ostrich strategy of pretending they dont exist. Thanks to the IRS, however, we can check the Federal Register on a quarterly basis to find that, for example, in 2002 there were 403 official departures from American citizenship.
The tricky part to actually renouncing your citizenship is that the State Department, the agency in charge of overseeing expatriation, does not allow a citizen to exist in a stateless status. This means you must seek and secure legal citizenship in another country or be granted asylum before an attempt to renounce will even be considered. The process of legally establishing yourself in another country can be lengthy, expensive, and complicated. You must prove that you do not intend to live in the United States afterwards.
The final kicker on the whole deal is official renunciation cannot take place inside the boundaries of the United States. Youve got to be at the consuls office in another country for that.
Not really. See my post #11.
Methinks the BP does not know the law here (not surprising) and they might end up with egg all over their face over this one.
Will be interesting to follow when (and it WILL) end up in court.
She should have had a passport.
The problem is that this so called journalist did not actually raise the question as to why she denied her citizenship and why was she detained by customs (drugs, money, human smuggling DUH!). If it doesn’t fit the narrative for the Left, the pertainent questions will not be asked. When I see articles from Leftist sources, I am usually drawn to the Freepers’ comments first because the gaps in background information and analysis are appauling
in most msm ‘news stories’.
For the record...
If you renounce citizenship, choose a new citizenship whose passport has visa free travel to the US, so that you do not have to request a visa to visit the USA.
If you choose a citizenship from a country that does not have visa free travel, you will likely be denied.
The “PASS” card is a passport , just a limited use passport.
The enhanced driver’s license is not available in Texas, only Michigan, New York, Vermont and Washington offer this.
Just as a word of caution, the PASS card will allow you to travel to Canada, Mexico and the Caribbean islands BY SURFACE ONLY. Don’t drive, walk or cruise down with one and expect to be able to fly back.
Hmmm, there has to be more to the story. The BP didn’t just pull her out of the line at the bridge for nothing. There was a reason she was put in handcuffs just as there was a reason she was interrogated for hours. Either she was up to something illegal or she had it planned to make some sort of statement.
(1) She's lying. Who would deny their own citizenship if they knew records would prove it?, or
(2) She is an anchor baby, in which case they should deport her anyway, and let her lawsuit be taken to the SCOTUS, where "birthright citizenship" needs to be ended once and for all.
It says BP twice and CBP once, which makes me think it was BP which means she was caught sneaking across the border rather than at a designated border crossing. Very suspicious.