Birth Control

“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.” Birtherism worked on one person. Maybe it can work on an entire population. WaPo: U.S. is denying passports to Americans along the border.

+ At times, the Trump administration seems disjointed and chaotic. But its immigration policies have been clear and consistent. To understand why, you have to understand Stephen Miller. Politico: Inside Stephen Miller’s hostile takeover of immigration policy.

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