A woman who grew up in Brownsville, Texas, on the border with Mexico, admitted to U.S. Customs authorities that she is not a U.S. citizen. They chatted with her pleasantly for seven hours, without her attorney present, and then she signed a paper stating that she was not an American.
Her attorney asked for a copy of her birth certificate from local authorities, but he was rebuffed. It is no longer available, he was told, because she signed the paper saying she is not a citizen.
Once you sign the paper, your lawyer becomes a “birther.” Your birth certificate disappears.
She now resides in Matamoros, Mexico, across the border.
The woman’s name is Brenda Vazquez. Brenda is clearly a Mexican name. That was a tip-off to Customs authorities. This was not profiling. This was just putting two and two together.
The U.S. Customs and Border Protection officer who chatted with her was convinced that she was not an American. Once she signed the paper, he took away her driver’s license and birth certificate and drove her to the border.
Her lawyer says he has “asked Texas Health and Human Services for a copy of Vazquez’s birth certificate but was told it could not because Customs and Border Protection had provided a copy of the statement Vazquez signed.”
It turns out that he has other clients facing this problem.
“They were under so much stress that they were willing to do whatever to get out of that situation,” stated Diez, who said he has several similar cases pending.
Diez said he has numerous clients who were questioned for hours without food, water or the chance to contact an attorney. Some were subjected to threats and taunts, he said.
If you decide to sign, you did the crime. Don’t bother to whine.