Homeland Security Says Prove Your Citizenship On Demand Or Face Deportation

detentionIn light of suspicionless Homeland Security checkpoints being conducted in the interior of the country, the story depicted below is especially disturbing.

It appears that well over 100 U.S. Citizens were recently discovered sitting in Homeland Security Detention facilities around the country awaiting deportation orders after being denied access to counsel.

According to the organization that conducted the 2006 study, the 125 individuals idenitifed as having credible claims of U.S. citizenship are most likely just the tip of the iceberg given the huge number of individuals detained every year.

A quote from ICE spokeswoman Kice sums up the current state of affairs:

“The burden of proof is on the individual to show they’re legally entitled to be in the United States”

Keep in mind that this story isn’t about individuals attempting to enter the country. This story is about individuals already here. As such, let the implications of that statement sink in for just a minute….

“The burden of proof is on the individual to show they’re legally entitled to be in the United States”

Now imagine taking a stroll around your neighborhood. Perhaps you’re out walking your dog or just hiking over to the nearest grocery store. Suddenly you’re approached by burly men in green uniforms with guns and federal badges who demand that you prove your citizenship.

Don’t think it could happen? You may want to ask residents in and around Phoenix, San Diego, & Los Angeles whether or not it could happen.

I guess that simple question regarding citizenship status being imposed on travelers absent reasonable suspicion in the interior of the country away from any international border isn’t quite so simple after all.

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Overzealous CBP Agents Cause Death of Infant

dead+babyAs DHS continues to wage its war on the right to travel, horror stories like the one appearing below will become increasingly common place. The question to ask is how much are decent Americans willing to put up with before putting an end to this…unique interpretation of ‘serving’ and ‘protecting’ being foisted upon us by an out-of-control Department of Homeland Security.

In the articles appearing below, so-called Customs and Border Protection Agents seized a 14 day old infant at the Honolulu airport along with the child’s mother and a nurse traveling with the family. The three individuals were placed into a customs detention room while overzealous agents attempted to verify their papers. What the agents apparently ignored during the process was that the infant was being flown to a Honolulu hospital for emergency heart surgery.

While Homeland Security agents continued detaining the infant and his mother for an extended period of time, the child died in the customs holding room.

I guess such life (and death) situations weren’t explicitly covered in the inspector’s field manual.

This sort of abuse of discretion makes me sick to my stomach. What about you?

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When All Else Fails, Silence The Messenger….

censorshipAs many readers are aware, I’ve been documenting my recent experiences at a suspicionless internal Homeland Security checkpoint located near mile marker 146 on SR86 in Southern Arizona. I’ve also been reporting these experiences to readers of this blog amongst other places.

As a result of documenting these encounters and reporting on them, there are currently several efforts underway by various individuals and organizations to either shutdown my website or force me to remove content previously posted. This post provides information regarding one such recent attempt.

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