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Show your papers or be thrown in jail

2009-07-27 18:02:03.671829+00 by Dan Lyke 1 comments

SFGate has two on a theme: U.S. Citizens wrongly detained, deported by ICE:

"I don't carry my birth certificate around with me and I bet you don't," NYU's Morawetz said. "ICE ought to know the law. Individuals might not, but the government is supposed to. They're the experts."

And U.S. citizens tell of ICE lockup, deportations, including the tale of a Brooklyn-born man who was detained in Houston:

"The deputy told me I had a foreign accent," Parrish recalled. "I told him I had an East Coast accent. He said, 'It sounds like a foreign accent to me.' "

Doesn't that just reinforce every negative stereotype of Texas you've got?

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#Comment Re: made: 2009-07-28 08:56:31.170692+00 by: meuon [edit history]

There's been a copy of my birth certificate in every vehicle for years, and I usually travel with my passport. Which is about to get renewed, as it just got "refreshed" by the washing machine.

400,000 people a year "exported", there is bound to be a few mistakes, but they should be solvable with a few phone calls. Where were these peoples SSN numbers?