Most Americans in Massachusetts have never been questioned about whether they belong in the United States. In this case, a man has had to go to extreme lengths to prove his citizenship, even though he was born to an American father. Part of the issue lies in the fact that he was born outside the U.S., but many Americans are.
According to the news, the man's two brothers have been able to prove their citizenship and receive U.S. passports, but he has not been as lucky. The Department of State has already accepted that the brothers were U.S. citizens based on the fact that their father was an American. However, just three days after his brothers received the approval for their passports, he went to get his and was denied. Why? He was unable to provide more evidence that he was a citizen by birth.