Yikes, this story sounds like some seriously scary stuff … right?
Trump administration looking to revoke citizenship from naturalized citizens: USCIS is Starting a Denaturalization Task Force https://t.co/K061e84GAk
— Summer Brennan (@summerbrennan) July 4, 2018
Trump hates people from other countries SO MUCH that he’s not only keeping illegal immigrants from staying in this country, but he’s out to revoke citizenship?!? WHERE WILL THIS END?! SHAKING RIGHT NOW!
Ok, not really, but we’re guessing this is how Debra Messing reacted when she read the headline because she tweeted THIS:
EMERGENCY! THIS is NOT a DEMOCRACY anymore. https://t.co/eEJHlhyqzq
— Debra Messing (@DebraMessing) July 4, 2018
THE END IS NEAR.
So if you do some digging on this story you’ll find the REAL story, from the Associated Press, and what you find is fairly boring and not really much to panic over.
From the AP:
In September 2016, an internal watchdog reported that 315,000 old fingerprint records for immigrants who had been deported or had criminal convictions had not been uploaded to a Department of Homeland Security database that is used to check immigrants’ identities. The same report found more than 800 immigrants had been ordered deported under one identity but became U.S. citizens under another.
Oh, so they’re checking for fraud in the system.
For many years, most U.S. efforts to strip immigrants of their citizenship focused largely on suspected war criminals who lied on their immigration paperwork, most notably former Nazis.
Toward the end of the Obama administration, officials began reviewing cases stemming from the fingerprints probe but prioritized those of naturalized citizens who had obtained security clearances, for example, to work at the Transportation Security Administration, said Muzaffar Chishti, director of the Migration Policy Institute’s office at New York University law school.
Since 1990, the Department of Justice has filed 305 civil denaturalization cases, according to statistics obtained by an immigration attorney in Kansas who has defended immigrants in these cases.
Awww, so they were rooting out Nazis and the Obama administration was doing this as well … and this has been happening for decades.
Seriously, look at how these people lose their minds before doing any research.
WHY DOES CONGRESS NOT DO ANYTHING ABOUT THIS SHIT!?
— Daniel Danger Marin (@dangermarin) July 4, 2018
And a happy 4th of July to all of us 1st generation immigrants, I guess?
— Martina Navratilova (@Martina) July 4, 2018
Has zero to do with that, and Happy 4th!
Debra, it hasn't been since Russia meddled. It's important for us to start using the right words when talking about this- THE TRUMP REGIME, not administration. We are in full on installation of a dictator. #Oligarchy #Kleptocracy #TrumpIsAPuppet
— Joan of Snark (@CheleBellieBean) July 4, 2018
So does that mean we should have called it the Obama Regime?
And of course, there is the obvious problem with her tweet.
It never was to begin with, idiot.
— Chief Justice Bohemio of Space Force (@El__Bohemio) July 5, 2018
EMERGENCY! THIS is NOT a SANE WOMAN, anymore.
— Chris P. Bacon… (@temersonb) July 5, 2018
I’m going to say this slowly so you can try to comprehend it, AMERICA IS A CONSTITUTIONAL REPUBLIC.
— Pixie SS ☕️ (@pixiejss) July 5, 2018
Never change, Debra.