This is straight up, Jim Crow/Birther horseshit:
The U.S. Department of State is proposing a new Biographical Questionnaire for some passport applicants: The proposed new Form DS-5513 asks for all addresses since birth; lifetime employment history including employers’ and supervisors names, addresses, and telephone numbers; personal details of all siblings; mother’s address one year prior to your birth; any “religious ceremony” around the time of birth; and a variety of other information. According to the proposed form, “failure to provide the information requested may result in … the denial of your U.S. passport application.”
This is a citizenship test. You answer any foreign sounding names of places where your parents lived before you were born or any non-christian sounding religious ceremonies, you get flagged. They’re not saying as much but why else would you want that info in a DoS database? It only serves a purpose if it’s a sorting criteria. Meaning someone wants to know how many foreign, non-christian nationals are claiming citizenship and where they are going.
You know how we all jokes during the Bush years about running away to Canada if things got too bad? They were listening. Can’t have your debt-slaves and indentured credit holders running off to other lands. That might hurt the economy. Besides, it’d be unAmerican of you not to stay here and spend money you don’t have to ensure Freedoms you can only imagine.