Had to include the screen-cap because otherwise I’d have a shit-ton of Trump supporters saying “this isn’t true” in my mentions. This IS true. This IS fucked up. And y’all should be TERRIFIED this is happening in our country.
Thank you @adobsonartworks for sharing. I wouldn’t have believed it either, but here we fucking are.
If anyone else is still dubious about this:
- here is the link for the Slate article, where the USCIS director is quoted, “What we’re looking at, when you boil it all down, is potentially a few thousand cases” – and this even though there have only been about 300 denaturalization cases since 1990
- here is further background from The New Yorker: “Historically, denaturalization has been an exceedingly rare occurrence, for good reason: by the time a person is naturalized, she has lived in this country for a number of years and has passed the hurdles of obtaining entry, legal permanent residency, and, finally, citizenship. The conceit of naturalization is that it makes an immigrant not only equal to natural-born citizens but indistinguishable from them. So denaturalization, much like the process of stripping a natural-born American of citizenship, has been an extraordinary procedure reserved for very serious cases, mostly those of war criminals.”
- and here’s a link a Chicago Tribune article which notes that “2,536 naturalization cases have prompted an in-depth review so far”
Re-reblogging links for the doubtful. They are talking about snatching up Naturalized Citizens and deporting them. This has become a thing to discuss. In THIS country.