What Works Week 4: U.S. is denying passports to Americans along the border, throwing their citizenship into question

Headline: U.S. is denying passports to Americans along the border, throwing their citizenship into question

This article from the Washington Post talks about people who were born in America but are increasingly having their passport denied because border agents don’t believe they were born in The United States.

Starting under Bush and continuing under Obama before a decline, the US began questioning birth certificates issued by midwives as they were a string of fraudulent certificates being distributed. Under Trump revived and rejuvenated that practice leaving legal citizens in a legal limbo as they attempt to freely travel across the border.

The Post does a good job of detailing the story and showing how these policies are affecting everyday Americans. They also do a good job of pulling together data and talking to quality sources such as a lawyer and documents pertaining to a late doctor.

I like how the article was originally published but the Post went back to add in data from the justice department and other sources. It shows that the post is concerned and dedicated to making the story as accurate as possible.

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