Authorities Jail Legal U.S. Citizen Because They Didn’t Feel Like Checking Her Birth Certificate

Briseira Torres was kept in jail for four and a half months after authorities WRONGLY suspected her of being in the U.S. illegally. They didn’t bother to check her long-form birth certificate, which would have immediately exonerated her. She was unable to take care of her 14-year-old daughter and lost both her house and her car.