Rio Grande Guardian – TRLA Files Lawsuit for Americans ‘Without a Country’

Five Texans, born in the U.S. but along the border in rural communities and to a midwife, are suing the federal government for failure to issue them passports and other benefits.

“They are a people without a country,” said Celestino Gallegos, an attorney with the group that is handling the lawsuit, Texas RioGrande Legal Aid.

The plaintiffs, Dulcesnombres Lezama of Brownsville, Jesus Garza of Del Rio, Norma Villarreal of Eagle Pass, Maria Romo of Sonora, and Sonia Vasquez Grizzle of Austin, say they have ample evidence of their births in the United States.

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