Thursday, February 9th, 2017

DHS Hides Government Documents Confirming Esteban Tiznado’s U.S. Citizenship

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"As reported here several months ago, a jury found Esteban Tiznado had acquired U.S. citizenship at birth, through his father Jesus Tiznado, but in late 2011 Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) deported him anyway.  ICE continued to insist that his father was born in Mexico and not the United States, Jesus's Arizona birth certificate notwithstanding.   (Jesus is now deceased.)  Esteban returned to Arizona in 2012, was arrested because of his deportation order, and for almost two months has been in an immigration jail, awaiting a June 4, 2012 hearing.  Documents recently received in response to a request under the Freedom of Information Act show that the government actually approved Esteban's petition for U.S. citizenship in 1980 but never informed him or his