TBA Law Blog

Posted by: Katharine Heriges on Aug 31, 2018
The U.S. government is denying passports to American citizens with Hispanic names who reside near the Mexico border, The Washington Post reports. The Trump administration is accusing hundreds of such individuals of using fraudulent birth certificates since they were babies. In some cases, passport applicants with U.S. birth certificates are being jailed and entered into deportation proceedings. The Department of Justice said it has not changed any policies, and added that the border “happens to be an area of the country where there has been a significant incidence of citizenship fraud.”