PHARR, Texas - On paper, he's a devoted U.S. citizen. His official American birth certificate shows he was delivered by a midwife in Brownsville, at the southern tip of Texas. He spent his life wearing American uniforms: three years as a private in the Army, then as a cadet in the Border Patrol and now as a state prison guard. But when Juan, 40, applied to renew his U.S. passport this year, the government's response floored him. In a letter, the State Department said it didn't believe he was an American citizen. As he would later learn, Juan is one of a growing number of people whose official birth records show they were born in the United States but who are now being denied passports - their citizenship suddenly thrown into question. The Trump administration is accusing hundreds, and possibly thousands, of Hispanics along the border of using fraudulent birth certificates since they were babies, and it is undertaking a widespread crackdown on their citizenship. In a statement, the … [Read more...] about U.S. is denying passports to Americans along the border, throwing their citizenship into question
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JUCUAPA, El Salvador -- In the rural mountain town of Jucuapa, about 2 hours outside the capital, there are two brothers who live here, who were deported from the U.S. They moved back to Jucuapa after they set up their life more than 1,900 miles away in Maryland. The last time Diego and Lizandro Claro walked these streets, they were still kids. Now, 20-year-old Lizandro feels like a stranger in his own country. Protests and facility visits in Texas amid immigration confusion "I feel like Maryland is home," Lizandro said. "It might not be my country, but that's where my parents are. That's where my family is. I feel at home where my family is." Their father has temporary protected status in the States, so when they were 10 and 13 years old, their parents bought them tickets to the U.S. They used someone else's passports to get on the plane, but were caught in the States. Lizandro said he was too young to know what was happening. "I was just trying to be with my parents," he … [Read more...] about What happened after two brothers were deported to El Salvador after a decade in the U.S.
USA TODAY Published 9:47 p.m. UTC Jun 11, 2018 American and North Korean leaders are prepared for their sit-down. Kim even brought his own toilet The historic moment that could define President Donald Trump’s legacy has arrived: he is just hours away from becoming the first sitting American president to meet face-to-face with a North Korean leader. Trump’s team says the president is “fully prepared” for the meeting — which is expected to take place at 9 a.m. Tuesday in Singapore (9 p.m. ET Monday) — and that he's ready to negotiate mano-a-mano with North Korea’s nuclear-armed autocrat, whom Trump only recently derided as "Little Rocket Man." For his part, Kim Jong Un reportedly prepared for the sit-down by bringing his own toilet along — a move intended to thwart spies willing to go the extra mile to get an inside look the Supreme Leader. Will Kim be willing to give up his nukes? Experts are skeptical. Trump … [Read more...] about ‘Little Rocket Man’ vs. ‘deranged U.S. dotard’: The historic showdown is just hours away
For two decades, Oleg Deripaska pursued one of the few things he couldn’t buy—American acceptance—with all the tenacity you’d expect from a man who built what was once the world’s ninth-largest fortune.The Russian billionaire hired Wall Street lawyers and K Street lobbyists, bought a Washington mansion on Embassy Row and even offered to help find a missing American spy in Iran. But each attempt to obtain a basic U.S. travel visa was ultimately rejected over his alleged brutality in amassing the wealth that opened so many doors elsewhere, including to Vladimir Putin’s Kremlin.The U.S. on Friday hit Deripaska with what may end up being the most costly sanctions ever imposed on a businessman and his publicly traded companies. He was singled out probably because he tried to get a visa so many times that U.S. officials have investigated him more deeply than any other Russian tycoon, according to Anders Aslund, a senior fellow who … [Read more...] about Deripaska’s Two-Decade Wooing of U.S. Ends in Financial Meltdown
Share This Story! Let friends in your social network know what you are reading about Facebook Email Twitter Google+ LinkedIn Pinterest U.S. imposes new sanctions on 7 Russian oligarchs and 17 government officials U.S. sanctioned 38 individuals and entities close to Russia's Vladimir Putin, including Oleg Deripaska, who had business dealings with Paul Manafort. Sent! A link has been sent to your friend's email address. Posted! A link has been posted to your Facebook feed. 32 Join the Conversation To find out more about Facebook commenting please read the Conversation Guidelines and FAQs Oren Dorell and Doug Stanglin, USA TODAY Published 10:46 p.m. ChT April 6, 2018 | Updated 3:56 a.m. ChT April 7, 2018 CLOSE Seven Russian oligarchs and a dozen companies they own and control will be sanctioned by the Trump administration. Buzz60 CONNECT TWEET LINKEDIN 32 COMMENT EMAIL MORE The Trump … [Read more...] about U.S. imposes new sanctions on 7 Russian oligarchs and 17 government officials