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. What a great system we have here, huh?