Friday, January 25, 2008

We're from the Government, and We're Here to Help You

McClatchy Washington Bureau | 01/24/2008 | Immigration officials detaining, deporting American citizens: "FLORENCE, Ariz. — Thomas Warziniack was born in Minnesota and grew up in Georgia, but immigration authorities pronounced him an illegal immigrant from Russia.

Immigration and Customs Enforcement has held Warziniack for weeks in an Arizona detention facility with the aim of deporting him to a country he's never seen. His jailers shrugged off Warziniack's claims that he was an American citizen, even though they could have retrieved his Minnesota birth certificate in minutes and even though a Colorado court had concluded that he was a U.S. citizen a year before it shipped him to Arizona."

1 comment:

jj solari said...

he shoulda said his name was martinez. they'da scooted him out onto the street pronto, and with a bag of oranges to start his new life here.