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Thu Jun 14, 2018, 12:49 AM

Scanning immigrants' old fingerprints, U.S. threatens to strip thousands of citizenship

https://www.washingtonpost.com/world/national-security/scanning-immigrants-old-fingerprints-us-threatens-to-strip-thousands-of-citizenship/2018/06/13/2230d8a2-6f2e-11e8-afd5-778aca903bbe_story.html?utm_term=.3704a9095727

The Trump administration is analyzing decades-old fingerprints in an unprecedented effort to rescind American citizenship from immigrants who may have lied or falsified information on their naturalization forms.

Revoking citizenship, a process known as denaturalization, has long been treated as a rare and relatively drastic measure by immigration authorities, reserved for foreigners who commit egregious crimes or acts of fraud, or pose a threat to national security.

But under a new policy memo issued by L. Francis Cissna, director of U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS), the agency is investigating thousands of old fingerprint records and files to determine whether foreigners made false or fraudulent statements in their attempts to obtain legal residency in the United States.

According to USCIS officials and documents reviewed by The Washington Post, Homeland Security investigators are digitizing fingerprints collected in the 1990s and comparing them with more recent prints provided by foreigners who apply for legal residency and U.S. citizenship. If decades-old fingerprints gathered during a deportation match those of someone who did not disclose that deportation on their naturalization application or used a different name, that individual could be targeted by a new Los Angeles-based investigative division.

Violators will be referred to federal courts where they could be stripped of citizenship and potentially deported.

Cissna said the effort was crucial to upholding the integrity of the U.S. immigration system.

https://www.washingtonpost.com/world/national-security/scanning-immigrants-old-fingerprints-us-threatens-to-strip-thousands-of-citizenship/2018/06/13/2230d8a2-6f2e-11e8-afd5-778aca903bbe_story.html?utm_term=.3704a9095727

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Response to Demovictory9 (Original post)

Thu Jun 14, 2018, 12:53 AM

1. In an ever tightening job market this sounds like a great thing to do! They certainly don't

 

give a shit about the human angle so maybe the economic one can evoke some "feelings" from Republicscums.

JUST GROSS.....please Karma be real.

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Response to Trek4Truth (Reply #1)

Thu Jun 14, 2018, 03:25 AM

9. That's kind of incoherent. Can you please expand? nt

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Response to Hekate (Reply #9)

Thu Jun 14, 2018, 04:59 PM

15. Maybe it was a bit incoherent since it was late...but I meant that we are deporting people right

 

and left...looking for reasons to deport and we need every worker we can get.

So yeah I guess it was a bit (or a lot) off topic but again it was late.

Have a nice day.

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Response to Demovictory9 (Original post)

Thu Jun 14, 2018, 12:54 AM

2. The tRump/immigration

system does not have an ounce of integrity.

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Response to Demovictory9 (Original post)

Thu Jun 14, 2018, 01:05 AM

3. Can you imagine working for a federal agency now?

Anyone with an ounce of integrity or compassion must be seriously demoralized.

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Response to Demovictory9 (Original post)

Thu Jun 14, 2018, 01:07 AM

4. If that thing wants to do this, then, line up Melanoma AND Ivana because BOTH of them

LIED about who and what they were...

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Response to Demovictory9 (Original post)

Thu Jun 14, 2018, 01:37 AM

5. This is "show me your papers" on steroids...

...to actually attempt to revoke citizenship from already citizen-ized* citizens is neo-nazi-luv - aka "alt right" - propaganda shoveled to the mentally impaired aka TrumpHumpers.

To actually pay govt employees to do this forensic "illegal alien" "investigation" is a major sign of fascist bullshit.

To quote DeNiro, "FUCK TRUMP"!

*Sorry for the Dubya influenced asterisk.

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Response to Demovictory9 (Original post)

Thu Jun 14, 2018, 01:48 AM

6. Still looking for those 3 million HRC voters, eh?

That is all this could possibly be about.

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Response to Demovictory9 (Original post)

Thu Jun 14, 2018, 02:04 AM

7. Are they going to retroactively de-naturalise Tomi Lahren's great-grandfather,then?

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Response to Demovictory9 (Original post)

Thu Jun 14, 2018, 02:21 AM

8. It sounds like Stephen Miller

has been whispering not-so-sweet somethings in dotards ear. Again. When is this shit going to end?

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Response to Demovictory9 (Original post)

Thu Jun 14, 2018, 03:46 AM

10. What about tRump's grandfather?

tRump's grandfather may have entered the US illegally. He eventually became a citizen. How interesting!

https://theconversation.com/donald-trumps-grandfather-was-an-illegal-migrant-and-trojan-horse-54749

tRump's grandfather returned to Bavaria and was deported, and get this, for draft dodging. I guess this runs in the family.

https://www.snopes.com/fact-check/trumps-grandfather-bavaria-deport/

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Response to Demovictory9 (Original post)

Thu Jun 14, 2018, 04:26 AM

11. GOP is making great strides to ensure old white bastards,

there go to constituency, remain in power.

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Response to Demovictory9 (Original post)

Thu Jun 14, 2018, 05:53 AM

12. Not too swift. They make mistakes. Probably LOTS of them

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Response to Demovictory9 (Original post)

Thu Jun 14, 2018, 07:49 AM

13. Who came up with this idea? What's the cost? What's the cost of "Jailing" those kids? The parents?

What about the FLOTUS? Doesn't she have some `splainin' to do? If their marriage isn't going too well, that would be a good solution for the POTUS. That's about his mindset.

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Response to Demovictory9 (Original post)

Thu Jun 14, 2018, 07:59 AM

14. probably they'll just start wholesale rounding up brown people, naturalized or not

as long as they're already breezing past the whole "we're only going after the dangerous criminals among them" stance; I'm sure the "base" would be thrilled if they could just dispense with the focus on "immigrants" and just go ahead and put as many non-white people as possible into camps.

I'd say we're well past the point of having to ask "is it fascism yet?". We need to vote these republican scum out of every elected office, right on down to dogcatcher.

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