Unbelievable: U.S. Marshals Raid Home to Collect $1,500 Debt that Was 20 Years Old

debtWas this a case of the Feds sending a message?

Without question, it’s a case of government over reach and all too gung ho police action.

Check out what happened to this Houston man who failed to pay a nearly 20 year old $1500 student loan:

On February 15, Paul Aker appeared on Fox 26 Houston detailing his arrest at the hands of seven U.S. Marshals armed with automatic firearms. Aker told Fox 26 that he was arrested for not paying a $1,500 student loan he received in 1987 from Prairie View A&M University.

The arrest took place on February 18 at Aker’s home in Houston. “They grabbed me, they threw me down,” Aker told the NY Daily News.“Local PD is just standing there.”

Aker was arrested and taken to a federal court in downtown Houston where he said he was faced with a judge, a prosecutor, and a county clerk. Aker told Fox 26 that the prosecutor ended up being a debt collection lawyer.

Aker said he received a “lecture” from the judge about “stealing from the U.S. government.” When Aker asked why the Marshals came in combat gear with weapons drawn, he said he was told it was because he owns firearms.

“It was because they knew I was a registered gun owner. It’s out of control. Out of control. What if they had seen a gun on me? They would have shot me for $1,500 bucks.”

So the U.S. Marshals came in full force because Aker owned guns?

Was Aker a violent threat?

Yes, Mr. Aker, without a doubt…

If the Marshals had seen any signs of you holding a gun, you’d be dead.

  • Robert Pekarik

    Where’s Bernie and Hillary when you need them Paul? This raid on your home cost the taxpayer tens of thousands of dollars, but that’s ok when the corrupt government is calling the shots.

    • D. Wright Downs

      Wouldn’t have come to that if he had paid the loan he took out nearly 30 years ago. He is like a deadbeat to me. Why have the rest of us who have paid our college loans not been assaulted this way? I am a Disabled Veteran, believe in the 2nd Amendment, and all of the Billl of rights for that matter, not just pick and choose a few here and there, and own fire arms. I also honor my contracts to pay my bills. I think this is the whole thing here. Get it into perspective—a federal loan was in default by nearly 30 years.

      • Robert Pekarik

        So you’re telling me that if someone is delinquent on their college loans it’s ok to send in armed federal agents to collect the debt? What ever happened to serving papers on Paul? What ever happened to garnishing his wages? What ever happened to informing him that if he didn’t pay the $1500 by a certain date that a squad of goons would come to his house and arrest him? Give me a break Mr. Downs how many people across our nation have not paid their college loans and either had them forgiven or ignored? I would venture a guess at a few million if not more. Prairie View A&M is just another fundamental transformation liberal indoctrination camp supported by the Feds. Our tax money funding the police state.

        • Jim

          Yeah. My Deadbeat Doped Out So Called Brother Never Has Paid His Child Support. They Do Nothing To Him Because They Know He Is A Straight Up Loser. And Has Nothing. Especially Guns.

        • william russell

          hey robert you do not know the facts, maybe all the efforts to have him pay back the loan were many but this guy just avoided paying back. I have no sympathy for him at all. My hard working taxes gave him a chance to get an education with a promise to pay it back. The amount is not $1500 but something greater when you add 30 years of interest. When student loans are taken out and not repaid they are usually turned over to a collecting agency. Since nothing has happen to him in 30 years i would think he has changed names or etc so he could not be found. The people came in combat geasr because since he has avoided the repayment they never knew what to expect. Letters and notices, i will guarantee he has received a ton of letters and notices but he thought he was so smart that he would be able to get away with it. You do the crime you do the time.

          • Robert Pekarik

            William, 6.9 million people with student loans since 2015 haven’t made a payment for over 360 days on their government tuition loans. You need to get the facts. Why pick on one person? Let’s bring out the Army, Navy, Marines, Air Force and National Guard and put a hurting on these delinquent deadbeats. You do the crime you do the time.

          • Mary Brotherton

            Oh for cryin’ out loud people. Wake up. This had nothing to do with his student loan – that was just an excuse to raid his house. It was about guns. Anyone who is known to have a (or more) gun is susceptible to such a raid. Nobody is perfect so it is easy to find a reason to raid their home – an overdue loan or parking ticket, an anonymous complaint about anything, letting your dog loose, letting your child outside alone for a minute, an expired car or driver’s license – there are a million reasons none of which deserve such drastic treatment but since when does the government care about that? It is the guns they are after and, since Obama is nearly finished with his reign of terror, he has to step up the action. Hide your guns, advertise them for sale (then say they’re sold), give them to a relative you don’t like and let him/her take the heat, take them fishing with you to a deep lake or ocean, bury them – come one people -get creative but don’t get stupid and let the government take what is yours.

      • Robert Pekarik

        Just an update Mr. Downs. The Wall Street Journal, August 21, 2015: “Nearly 7 million Americans have gone at least a year without making a payment on their Federal Student loans, a high level of default that suggest a widening swath of households are unable or unwilling to pay back their school debt.
        As of July 6th, 2015, 6.9 million Americans with student loans haven’t sent a payment to the government in at least 360 days.”
        Sent out the National Guard armed to the teeth Mr. Downs and let’s get all of these deadbeats rounded up and severely dealt with just like Paul Aker. Or does our corrupt to the core White House pick and choose who to punish?

      • DaSarge

        And I suppose it’s okay for a heavily-armed Stryker Team to bang down this man’s door, warrant or not on a no-knock basis, and throw him on the ground in order to arrest him, with local cops standing by. Bulls**t. Debt or no debt… and I know how those things can just be forgotten… we are far beyond “Debtors’ Prisons” and “Debtors’ Courts” These were abolished almost 200 years ago. And to use your own words, “Let’s keep this in perspective”. And my own sense of perspective says that “This has to end”.

        • Jim

          Downs Needs A Dose. Ten Fold. But Of Course He/She Will Tell You They Did Nothing Wrong. It’s People Like Downs That Gets Elected. Runs The Cop Shops. Become Attorneys. Become Prosecutors And Judges.

      • cobrapilot66

        Agreed, however. This is a gross over reaction my a prosecutor and a Federal Agency out of control. It was a civil matter and there was NO need for this level of response.

      • Arthur Russell

        Why did they wait 30 years? I’ll bet they can’t even legally collect now. There’s a statute of limitation on everything except murder.

      • Clay Fitzgerald

        Debt collection is a civil matter, not a criminal matter. Sending in federal marshals to enforce a civil collection is completely unwarranted. A more direct method that could be used is to attach any income tax refund that he might have coming. Swat team tactics in this case was a gross misuse of law enforcement that cost the taxpayers far more than the measly $15K they were sent to arrest him for, and the judge is a total incompetent.

  • HDMania

    sound business practice by our inept govt ..??..no wonder the country is broke ..multiply this by $$$$$$$$ every day..

    • Linda

      This is totally unacceptable for citizens of the United States of America. If we don’t elect a conservative like Ted Cruz, believe me, this is only going to get worse. I’m so sorry Mr. Akers that your country has come to this.

      • chuck quinn

        Cruz , Not eligible !!!

        • VT Patriot

          Gee thanx constitutional scholar. Where were you in ’08??

          • chuck quinn

            In 2008 ,2012 I said the same thing about obummmma. Wrote to legislators.Trying to have anyone look at the constitution and study the diferance between a NATIVE BORN and A NATURAL BORN CITIZEN . It is what spells the difference between being eligible and ineligible for the POTUS. You just whatch if either Rubio or Cruz get the nomination . The Dems. will sue . Someone has already sued against Cruz. (and it’s not Trump) It’s some lawyer from Texas. If you knew the diferance between Natural and native born or are unwilling to find out. It’s explained on the net. look it up. Start by getting a definition of natural as stated in article 2 of the constitution. If you fail to find out the difference. You have wasted my time !! Then please don’t bother me again .I’m to old to waste time.

          • used_to_be_a_liberal

            Yeah well, it appears that natural born now means simply a natural birth, no C section.
            “liberal” now means communist, Marxist, fascist, socialist, Nazi. There is nothing Liberal about a “liberal”
            I would be very happy with either Trump or Cruz, in fact I would like to see a Trump/Cruz ticket, or a Cruz/Trump ticket.
            By the way Cruz is eligible to run, the matter has been settled, there may or may not be some useless court challenge down the road. but they will come to nothing.. yes I did say settled, but I also said useless court challenges. Anything can be brought to civil/litigation court.

          • Mary Brotherton

            Settled? That will never happen as long as liberals are trying to squash a conservative president. Should Cruz be elected, they will drag this through the courts forever. Don’t forget – the same judges who refused to hear the case against Obama’s eligibility will be more than happy to hear the same case against a conservative president. And the SC, which will be decided by liberals, will celebrate the first muslim president and that will be the absolute end of our way of life. You think it can’t happen here? Why – once our Constitution is discarded we will be just another 3rd world country. Look at every other country where the muslims have taken over. It will happen here and your children/grandchildren will be the ones who will live with the consequences of your vote today. Don’t just blindly believe what the MSM tells you – do your own research and learn the truth. You owe that much to America’s future generations.

          • used_to_be_a_liberal

            I do not watch MSN. You are right, they will try to drag it through the courts. So lets play, lets pretend for a moment. Cruz is in the W H, left-wits decided they are going to challenge his eligibility. So Cruz says ok, challenge mine, but now that Obama is gone, lets see if he was eligible, while we are at it, lets open up all of Obama’s sealed records, and maybe we should have a look at this or that too.
            Far too much of the things that you have pointed out not only can happen here, but they are happening here. We need either Trump, the bull in the China Shop, or Cruz the sly fox.

          • douber1

            hi chuck
            in o8 the election was rigged and given to the puppet
            obama by no other that the jewsh traitor GEORGE SOROS

          • Jim Moriarty

            The votes are counted by a Spanish Co. owned by Soros. I think the name is something like SYCTL. Google it.

          • Chuck

            Yeah, Soros has the Christian traitor Hlllary Cllinton in his pocket also. Oh, and what is Rubio? Son of a bitch. That Christian traitor sold us down the river on amnesty. And don’t get me going about that Christian traitor Grover Norquist, loading up the Administration with the Muslim brotherhood. There’s lots more but either you got the point or you’re not worth the trouble.l

          • Mary Brotherton

            1012 was rigged, too, and 2016 will also be rigged. The difference this year is they aren’t even trying to hide the fact that “the establishment” is going to decide the outcome of this election regardless of what the people want. You think your vote counts? LOL – not even a little bit.

          • Jim Moriarty

            Cruz lawsuit was thrown out recently by a Fed. judge.

          • chuck quinn

            The matter will not and should not be solved by the courts, therefor throwing it out was right. It can only be resolved by legislation and may have been. However the mothers citizenship may be in question . Because she voted in Canada before he was born .

          • Buck

            Let them sue you act like its the end of the world. The United States codes on natural born citizen in part g says Cruz is elgible to run. The codes are the laws of this country. F you want I will copy and paste them for you or you can look them up your self. ( us codes natural born citizen ).

          • Mary Brotherton

            Buck: Yes, please show us – we want to see it. Where in the Constitution does it say a person born in a foreign country to parents who are citizens of that foreign country is eligible to be president. Some of us have been looking for that for eight years and so far nobody has found it. Please enlighten us. But DO NOT try to interchange “natural born citizen” with “citizen” or “naturalized citizen” and don’t try to make us believe that a person who has given up his/her American citizenship and become the citizen of another country (which does NOT recognize duel-citizenship) is still an American citizen. I know a person who is as educated and widely read as you would never fall for that misinformation spread by the MSM, but there are still some people who don’t know the difference and will believe what they hear. And, while you are educating us, please show us where, when describing “natural-born” the Constitution refers to parent – one parent. Everything I have found says “parents” -that is two parents – even when referring to one child. And we are also trying to find where Ted Cruz, who was admittedly born in a foreign country to citizens of that foreign country, ever became an American citizen of any kind. He could be a naturalized citizen (note to uninformed: not to be mistaken for natural-born) if the proper paperwork had been submitted. But, alas, none is found although we have been looking for it. Please enlighten us on that, too. We all thank you – we would like to put this matter to rest so Cruz, if elected president, won’t spend his entire term in court fighting with the liberals (they will want him out) and against the Constitution.

          • Buck

            Part g below pertains to Cruz

            8 U.S. Code § 1401 – Nationals and citizens of United States at birth

            Current through Pub. L. 114-38. (See Public Laws for the current Congress.)

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            The following shall be nationals and citizens of the United States at birth:
            (a) a person born in the United States, and subject to the jurisdiction thereof;
            (b) a person born in the United States to a member of an Indian, Eskimo, Aleutian, or other aboriginal tribe:
            , That the granting of citizenship under this subsection shall not in any manner impair or otherwise affect the right of such person to tribal or other property;
            (c) a person born outside of the United States and its outlying possessions of parents both of whom are citizens of the United States and one of whom has had a residence in the United States or one of its outlying possessions, prior to the birth of such person;
            (d) a person born outside of the United States and its outlying possessions of parents one of whom is a citizen of the United States who has been physically present in the United States or one of its outlying possessions for a continuous period of one year prior to the birth of such person, and the other of whom is a national, but not a citizen of the United States;
            (e) a person born in an outlying possession of the United States of parents one of whom is a citizen of the United States who has been physically present in the United States or one of its outlying possessions for a continuous period of one year at any time prior to the birth of such person;
            (f) a person of unknown parentage found in the United States while under the age of five years, until shown, prior to his attaining the age of twenty-one years, not to have been born in the United States;
            (g) a person born outside the geographical limits of the United States and its outlying possessions of parents one of whom is an alien, and the other a citizen of the United States who, prior to the birth of such person, was physically present in the United States or its outlying possessions for a period or periods totaling not less than five years, at least two of which were after attaining the age of fourteen years:
            , That any periods of honorable service in the Armed Forces of the United States, or periods of employment with the United States Government or with an international organization as that term is defined in section 288 of title 22 by such citizen parent, or any periods during which such citizen parent is physically present abroad as the dependent unmarried son or daughter and a member of the household of a person (A) honorably serving with the Armed Forces of the United States, or (B) employed by the United States Government or an international organization as defined in section 288 of title 22, may be included in order to satisfy the physical-presence requirement of this paragraph. This proviso shall be applicable to persons born on or after December 24, 1952, to the same extent as if it had become effective in its present form on that date; and
            (h) a person born before noon (Eastern Standard Time) May 24, 1934, outside the limits and jurisdiction of the United States of an alien father and a mother who is a citizen of the United States who, prior to the birth of such person, had resided in the United States.
            (June 27, 1952, ch. 477, title III, ch. 1, § 301, 66 Stat. 235; Pub. L. 89–770, Nov. 6, 1966, 80 Stat. 1322; Pub. L. 92–584, §§ 1, 3, Oct. 27, 1972, 86 Stat. 1289; Pub. L. 95–432, §§ 1, 3, Oct. 10, 1978, 92 Stat. 1046; Pub. L. 99–653, § 12, Nov. 14, 1986, 100 Stat. 3657; Pub. L. 103–416, title I, § 101(a), Oct. 25, 1994, 108 Stat. 4306.)

          • Buck

            And a little something from the judge. Matter of fact my favorite judge. Wish he was appointed to the Supreme Court


          • Buck

            Try this government web site.

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            A. General Requirements for Acquisition of Citizenship at Birth​

            A person born in the United States who is subject to the jurisdiction of the United States is a U.S. citizen at birth, to include a person born to a member of an Indian, Eskimo, Aleutian, or other aboriginal tribe.​ [1]

            In general, a person born outside of the United States may acquire citizenship at birth if:​

            •The person has at least one parent who is a U.S. citizen; and​

            •The U.S. citizen parent meets certain residence or physical presence requirements in the United States or an outlying possession prior to the person’s birth in accordance with the pertinent provision.​ [2] ​

            A person born abroad through Assisted Reproductive Technology (ART) to a U.S. citizen gestational mother who is not also the genetic mother acquires U.S. citizenship at birth under ​INA 301​ or ​INA 309​ if:​

            •The person’s gestational mother is recognized by the relevant jurisdiction as the child’s legal parent at the time of the person’s birth; and​

            •The person meets all other applicable requirements under either ​INA 301​ or ​INA 309​.​ [3]

            Until the Act of October 10, 1978, persons who had acquired U.S. citizenship through birth outside of the United States to one U.S. citizen parent had to meet certain physical presence requirements to retain their citizenship. This legislation eliminated retention requirements for persons who were born after October 10, 1952. There may be cases where a person who was born before that date, and therefore subject to the retention requirements, may have failed to retain citizenship.​ [4]

            An officer should determine whether a person acquired citizenship at birth by referring to the applicable statutory provisions and conditions that existed at the time of the person’s birth. These provisions have been modified extensively over the years.​ [5] The following sections provide the current law.​

            B. Child Born in Wedlock​ [6]

            1. Child of Two U.S. Citizen Parents​ [7]

            A child born outside of the ​United States​ and its outlying possessions acquires citizenship at birth if at the time of birth:​

            •Both of the child’s parents are U.S. citizens; and​

            •At least one parent had resided in the United States or one of its outlying possessions.​

            2. Child of U.S. Citizen Parent and U.S. National​ [8]

            A child born outside of the ​United States​ and its outlying possessions acquires citizenship at birth if at the time of birth:​

            •One parent is a U.S. citizen and the other parent is a U.S. national; and​

            •The ​U.S. citizen parent was physically present in the United States or one of its outlying possessions for a continuous period of at least one year. ​

            3. Child of U.S. Citizen Parent and Foreign National Parent​ [9]

            A child born outside of the ​United States​ and its outlying possessions acquires citizenship at birth if at the time of birth:​

            •One parent is a foreign national and the other parent is a U.S. citizen; and​

            •The U.S. citizen parent was physically present in the United States for at least ​5 ​years, including at least ​2 ​years after 14 years of age.​

            Time abroad counts as physical presence in the United States if the time abroad was:​

            •As a member of the U.S. armed forces in honorable status;​

            •Under the employment of the U.S. government or other qualifying organizations; or​

            •As a dependent unmarried son or daughter of such persons.​

            4. Child of a U.S. Citizen Mother and Foreign National Father​ [10]

            A child born outside of the United States and its outlying possessions acquires citizenship at birth if:​

            •The child was born before noon (Eastern Standard Time) May 24, 1934;​

            •The child’s father is a foreign national;​

            •The child’s mother was a U.S. citizen at the time of the child’s birth; and​

            •The child’s U.S. citizen mother resided in the United States prior to the child’s birth.​

            C. Child Born Out of Wedlock​ [11]

            Child of a U.S. Citizen Father ​

            The provisions listed above​ [12] for a child born in wedlock apply to a child born out of wedlock outside of the United States claiming citizenship through a U.S. citizen father if:​

            •A blood relationship between the child and the father is established by clear and convincing evidence;​

            •The child’s father was a U.S. citizen at the time of the child’s birth; ​

            •The child’s father (unless deceased) has agreed in writing to provide financial support for the child until the child reaches 18 years of age; and​

            •One of the following criteria is met before the child reaches 18 years of age:​

            •The child is legitimated under the law of his or her residence or domicile;​

            •The father acknowledges in writing and under oath the paternity of the child; or​

            •The paternity of the child is established by adjudication of a competent court.​

            In addition, the residence or physical presence requirements contained in the relevant paragraph of INA 301 continue to apply to children born out of wedlock claiming citizenship through their fathers.​

            Child of a U.S. Citizen Mother ​

            A child born out of wedlock outside of the United States and its outlying possessions acquires citizenship at birth if:​

            •The child was born after December 23, 1952;​

            •The child’s mother was a U.S. citizen at the time of the child’s birth; and​

            •The child’s U.S. citizen mother was physically present in the United States or outlying possession for one continuous year prior to the child’s birth.​ [13]

            D. Application for Certificate of Citizenship (​Form N-600​)​

            A person ​born abroad ​who ​acquires​ ​U.S. ​citizenship ​at birth ​is not required to file an Application for Certificate of Citizenship (​Form N-600​). A person who seeks documentation of such status, however, must submit an application to obtain a Certificate of Citizenship from USCIS. A person may also apply for a U.S. Passport with the Department of State to serve as evidence of his or her U.S. citizenship​.​ [14]

            A person who is at least 18 years of age may submit the Application for Certificate of Citizenship on his or her own behalf. If the application is for a child who has not reached 18 years of age, the child’s ​U.S.​ citizen ​parent or ​legal guardian must submit the application.​ [15]

            USCIS will issue a proof of U.S. citizenship in the form of a Certificate of Citizenship if the Application for Certificate of Citizenship is approved and the person takes the Oath of Allegiance, if required to do so.​ [16]

            E. Citizenship Interview and Waiver​

            In general, an applicant must appear in person for an interview before a USCIS officer after filing an Application for Certificate of Citizenship. This includes the ​U.S.​ citizen parent or​ legal ​guardian​ if the application is filed on behalf of a child under 18 years of age.​ [17] USCIS, however, may waive the interview requirement if all the required documentation necessary to establish the applicant’s eligibility is already included in USCIS administrative records​,​ or if the ​application is accompanied by one of the following:​

            •Department of State Form FS​-​240 (​Consular ​Report of Birth Abroad of a ​U.S. ​Citizen​)​;​

            •A​pplicant’s ​unexpired U​.S. Passport ​issued initially for a full five​ or ​ten-year period​;​ or​

            •Certificate of N​aturalization of the ​applicant’s parent​ or parents​.​ [18]

            F. Decision and Oath of Allegiance​

            1. Approval of Application, Oath of Allegiance, and Waiver for Children under 14 Years of Age ​

            If an officer approves the Application for Certificate of Citizenship, USCIS administers the Oath of Allegiance before issuing a Certificate of Citizenship.​ [19]

            However, the INA permits USCIS to waive the taking of the Oath of Allegiance if USCIS determines the person is unable to understand its meaning.​ [20] USCIS has determined that children under the age of 14 are generally unable to understand the meaning of the oath. ​

            Accordingly, USCIS waives the oath requirement for a child younger than 14 years of age. If USCIS waives the oath requirement, USCIS issues a Certificate of Citizenship after the officer approves the application.​

            2. Denial of Application​

            If an officer denies the Certificate of Citizenship application, the officer must notify the applicant in writing of the reasons for denial and include information on the right to appeal in the notice.​ [21] An applicant may file an appeal within 30 calendar days after service of the decision (33 days if the decision was mailed).​

            1. [^]
            ​ See ​INA 301(a)​ and ​INA 301(b)​. Children of certain diplomats who are born in the United States are not U.S. citizens at birth because they are not subject to the jurisdiction of the United States. See ​8 CFR 101.3​.​
            2. [^]
            ​ ​Any time spent abroad in the U.S. armed forces or other qualifying organizations counts towards that physical presence requirement. See ​INA 301(g)​.​
            3. [^]
            ​ ​For a more thorough discussion, see Chapter 2, Definition of Child for Citizenship and Naturalization, Section E, Child Born Abroad through Assisted Reproductive Technology [​12 USCIS-PM H.2(E)​]​.​
            4. [^]
            ​ The Act of October 10, 1978, Pub. L. 95-432, repealed the retention requirements of former INA 301(b). The amending legislation was prospective only and did not restore citizenship to anyone who, prior to its enactment, had lost citizenship for failing to meet the retention requirements.​
            5. [^]
            ​ Officers should use the Nationality Charts to assist with the adjudication of these applications.​
            6. [^]
            ​ See ​INA 301​. See ​Nationality Chart 1​.​
            7. [^]
            ​ See ​INA 301(c)​. ​
            8. [^]
            ​ See ​INA 301(d)​.​
            9. [^]
            ​ See ​INA 301(g)​.​
            10. [^]
            ​ See ​INA 301(h)​.​
            11. [^]
            ​ See ​INA 309​. See ​Nationality Chart 2​. ​
            12. [^]
            ​ See ​INA 301(c)​, ​INA 301(d)​, ​INA 301(e)​, and ​INA 301(g)​.​
            13. [^]
            ​ See ​INA 309(c)​.​
            14. [^]
            ​ See ​8 CFR 341.1​.​ ​The Secretary of State has jurisdiction over claims of U.S. citizenship made by persons who are abroad, and the Secretary of Homeland Security has jurisdiction over the administration and enforcement of the INA within the United States. See ​INA 103(a)(1)​ and ​INA 104(a)(3)​. There is nothing precluding USCIS from accepting a Form N-600 filed under​ INA 301​ or ​INA 309​ by a person who does not live in the United States. See ​INA 341(a)​.​
            15. [^]
            ​ ​See ​8 CFR 341.1​.​
            16. [^]
            ​ See Section F, Decision and Oath of Allegiance [​12 USCIS-PM H.3(F)​]. See ​8 CFR 341.5(b)​.​
            17. [^]
            ​ See ​8 CFR 341.2(a)(2)​.​
            18. [^]
            ​ See ​8 CFR 341.2(a)​.​
            19. [^]
            ​ See ​INA 337(a)​. See ​8 CFR 341.5(b)​. See Part J, Oath of Allegiance, Chapter 2, The Oath of Allegiance [​12 USCIS-PM J.2​].​
            20. [^]
            ​ See ​INA 337(a)​. See ​8 CFR 341.5(b)​.​
            21. [^]
            ​ See ​8 CFR 341.5(d)​ and ​8 CFR 103.3(a)​.​

          • chuck quinn

            There is one question . Was his mother able to vote in Canada ? If so she was a Canadian citizen ,.The Canadian Gov. did not Recognize duall citizenship until years later . Not sure about the year but I guess it can be found I may search for it .

          • Buck

            Waste of time now the mater is playing out before our eyes. I’ve posted the info below many times in the last few months. The damage has been done now and I doubt it is gonna change any thing now. Just know this I have been a Christian Right wing American all my life. And during that time Trump has been against every thing I’m for. He and I have always been on opposite side of the fence . As far as I am concerned Hillary and he have always thought the same. I won’t vote for him. I’ve already voted in Oklahoma we had a closed election. Had all the elections in the country been closed I’m sure he would lose. Kinda dumb to let democrat and independents vote in republican selection process. But that is what happened. And it looks to me that trump will win most states now. I hated it when Obama won and I will hate it if trump wins. I’ve only got the president I wanted once and that was Reagan . I wasn’t always happy with him such as when he signed the bill to give legal status to 3 million Mexicans . It has created more problems. Trump is already evolving on immigration as he says and those of you who support him today will be against him a couple of years from now if he becomes president. He like Obama is telling us over an over what he will do. But he changes his mind sometimes daily. Trump is 67 and I am 63 so not a lot of difference age wise. I volunteered and went to Vietnam and trump dodged. I was against abortion and he was for it. I was pro gun and he was anti gun. And the list go’s on. I will never again vote for any one who does not share my values. I have voted for the lesser of 2 evils many times before and I have found that when I did that I was still voteing for evil. I’m getting to close to the end of my life to do that any more. I won’t be a part of putting trump in the White House I will set it out or I might look at Garry Johnson the former governer of New Mexico . I don’t think he has a chance but . That’s the way it is don’t tell me it’s putting Hillary in the White House. Trump and her are 2 peas in a pod. Not a nickels difference. I always wondered what trump and Bill Clinton talked about on that private phone call 2 weeks before trump declared . A reporter asked trump and he told him it was none of his business. I thought trump was going in as a spoiler to make sure Hillary won. I don’t think he thought he would catch fire as he did. So he has gotten serious about it. Thing is the results may be the same. Had he not gotten in Cruz may well have carried it all. But as it is now there are millions of us right wingers that will not ever vote for trump. It’s now between a rock and a hard place. Romney lost becaus about 4 million right wingers set it out. He was to left for us . Not for what he was saying at the time but his history. Trumps history is worse than romneys . So I have put down what I feel and I don’t reckon I have any more to say on it. Times getting to short and events are passing what will be will be. Bless the nation of Israel 🇮🇱 And bless the people of Israel and may the LORD bless the United States of America. 🇺🇸🇺🇸🇺🇸 Buck 100% disabled Vietnam veteran.

          • Mary Brotherton

            Well said! After nearly eight years of ineligible Obama the people still refuse to even look into the issue. Why? It is so simple why can’t they see the results of allowing Cruz to be elected? Consider this: For openers, Cruz mother GAVE UP her American citizenship when she became a Canadian citizen. Canada did NOT recognize duel citizenship at that time and she was registered on the Canadian voting rolls. So we have a man who was born in a foreign country, whose parents were foreign citizens. There is no evidence the required paperwork was ever done to make Cruz an American citizen. So that means any person born anywhere in the world to parents who are citizens of any country is eligible to be president. Considering the rate muslims are reproducing and their determination to take over the world, you can count on them to elect one of their own as president in the near future. You are too dumb or lazy to understand this so start preparing your sons and grandsons to be comfortable beating, raping, mutilating and killing their wives and fellow citizens. Prepare your daughters and granddaughters to be abused, beaten, raped, mutilated, and killed by their husbands. It will happen here just as it has every place those animals take up residence.

  • General “Bull” Krapper

    Mr. Akers should have started talking about Allah. They would’ve left him alone. Probably would’ve given him stuff. — Stay Well, Safe & Free

  • The Fox

    Soon to happen all over America and won’t be funny, a terrible idea but, then the Islamist Immoral Homosexual Illegal President from Kenya don’t care about your rights or the Constitution as he has become a dictator, don’t need a Congress or Senate and has declared himself a little god man in office.

    • chuck quinn

      And getting HELLLARY will be many times worse !!!

  • D. Wright Downs

    Bet that loan is a lot more that $1500 now. Why didn’t he pay the loan? Bet his firearms are worth more than the original loan. Don’t get me wrong. I believe in the 2nd Amendment and support the right to bear arms. However, I believe in rule of law. The man broke a contract by not paying a bill that is now nearly 3o years overdue, a contract that he had with an institute of higher learning with no attempt to pay. so, the feds came after him—REALLY OUT FOR BEAR..They had no idea what kind of scum he was…he didn’t pay is loan back, where did he stand socially?

  • Tony Martin

    You left a lot out of the story. Turns out he had been to court on this prior. Cops did the job. He now claims “Black Privilege” . I paid my student loans and no one had to serve me with court papers. Tough on him

  • Doc

    Just like any other debt, this is something that should have been written off due to it’s age. Send it to a collection agency if they must. It simply harms their credit rating. The use of armed nazi storm troopers is never warranted in the collection of a debt. Even the federal government can not justify this heavy handed unconstitutional action. When they allow every left wing whackjob in the country to get away with not paying billions in taxes. But, what more did you expect when you elect the worst social marxist in history. He makes Hitler look like a pansy.

    • littlebit43

      Unlike any other debt Federal Student Loans do not have the same protections of the statue of limitations. In Texas, other debts have a four yr. statute and seven yr reportable on your credit report, with the exception of 10 years reportable on bankruptcy. Student loans do not expire. The kids taking them out need to be taught this.


    Well Hello boys and girls; just you boy’s will have to pay up in cash: whereas the GIRLS can pay it back in trade..Gottcha!! This is of course if Tail gateing comes into play say the boys!!

  • Jack C

    Gee, what about Statute of Limitations, if I were he, I would sue the S—- out of them !!! Might just help to send his kids or grand-kids to collage. Just a thought.

  • DaSarge

    I had the honor and distinction of being an Auxiliary Police Officer of the NYPD for many years. I served as a Paramedic in a Rescue Squad of the AESF, our emergency services. We backed up regular officers on medically related calls, and worked in our own community. Today, I would be completely ashamed to be “on the job” as a part of any, ANY department. The police, local and federal have declared war on We, The People. And it is time to bring them to heel.
    This is a federal election year, and a hotter election this could never be. Get on the backs of ALL the candidates, and especially those still in office. And tell them “ENOUGH IS ENOUGH”! These thugs with guns and badges have to be stopped! And their heads of department, chiefs, agents-in-charge, whatever, must all be stopped from engaging in these now-military exercises, and ESPECIALLY OVER NON-CRIMINAL CHARGES SUCH AS ALLEGED DEBTS. And in particular, the penny-ante variety.
    The office of the US Marshal’s Service has disgraced itself. And it is high time this was stopped.

  • cobrapilot66

    This administration is lawless!

  • gunwrites

    Despite most generous scholastic scholarships, two of my children graduated with about $30,000.00 debt each. They got jobs, worked hard, saved their money, and both paid their entire debt off in the cousre of 2 years. A third had the same debt but has gone on to his Masters degree and beyond and will get out of school at the end of the summer with almost $100,000.00 in student debt. I cannot help him with it. It makes me sick to think about his future so compromised but it was clearly his choice. Of course he’ll have to pay it all back. It’s not like he’s Al Sharpton and this is an IRS debt of $4.5000,000.00 and growing. He does not have black privilege. He could be paying for the next 30 years.

    • American Me

      It’s ridiculous and outrageous what it costs to get a degree these days but I am glad to hear that your family lives up to it’s obligations.I feel no pity for this dumb azz guy who for 20 years ran away from a $1500.00 dollar debt.He’s a dead beat and a loser.They should charge him double or triple or give him jail time just for being a jerk.
      However I think the collection means was a little over the top.One or two cops with a summons would have been enough.

      • Jim

        I Agree With People Should Pay Their Debts. But With Your Way Of Thinking Sir. And What I See. They Are Going To Steam Roll Over Everyone. Who’s To Stop Them? Haughty People Who Think I Do Nothing Wrong Will Open The Door For Them. I Do Hope Everyone Enjoys What’s Around The Corner. It’s Only Going To Get Worse. I Do Hope and Pray For You And Yours And Everyone

    • Blogengeezer

      The outrageous costs of a degree today are not at all related to actual Costs. At least in the old accepted and logical methodology of calculating actual Costs of providing services.

      The massive Overcharges in today’s logarithms of arriving at a set denomination, is covering the …..Free…… educations Given to the select sector of society ….. ‘Most in Need’.

      In today’s USA of The Great Society, that translates to a number, a percentage of population unfathomable during previous times of logic and common sense.

      Your son and all other students of any means or promising future, is Paying For ‘Their’ Education. Welcome to National Socialism… laced with a programmed narcotic… ‘Progressive’ Bernie style… to make it seem acceptable.

  • Alan404

    The fact that the 20 year old loan should should have been repaid aside, doesn’t the U.S. Mail work any more, and how about plain old fashioned collection agencies. I would thing that even in The Land Of The Free, The Home Of The Brave, that heavily armed U.S. Marshals would have real work to do. Oh by the way, shooting someone over a $1500, 20 year old debt, which seemingly could have happened, seems over the top, to say the very least. Finally, I wonder if the school had made any effort to collect this old debt, nothing said about that.

  • Trust No One

    Thought I am not a fan of how this was played out before I condemn either side I would like much more information about Mr. Aker. Criminal history, if he has one and if so is it one of violence? History of drug use or is he involved in an on going investigation and this was used to get, say, finger prints or other information on him of associates? Article is slanted and really doesn’t say much.

    • Jim

      You Cannot Go On What Someone Did Ages Ago. People Change. My Friend Had The Same Thing Happen To Him. Firearms They Told Him Only Because Some Of His Worthless So Called Family Admitted They Wanted To Ruin Him. But Here’s One For You. The Slime Incompetent So Called Detective Even Told Him His Men Needed The Training. That’s Right. Your Home and Everyone Else’s. Is Now Their Private Training Grounds. Have Fun. They Like Your Way Of Thinking.

  • loony1975

    I smell lawsuit…


    This is the type of protect and serve that give the police, no matter what branch a bad name. A summons or court order followed by a warrant would Ben effective. However, I personally would have paid the damn loan long ago.

  • wdcraftr

    This wasn’t about a student loan, but was a practice session for arresting anyone who owns a gun.. The can’t just declare confiscation, so they will use any and every law available to them.. Just being a conservative can get you classified as a terrorist, and soon maybe being a Christian, or white, or giving money to the wrong candidate, or a hundred other reasons.. Maybe you’re driving on the street, and a cop checks your license plate, and sees you are a concealed carry license holder, so he stops you for some made up reason, then confiscates your weapon, maybe jails you too.. It’s all coming folks, the Beast of Revelations is a religious/political govt. and it’s Mark is a national Sunday Law that will come before the end of 2017.. See, govt. and religious leaders create tensions and hate amongst different religions, then when the violence starts, they will ask you to let them create a one world religion, and govt. to fix the problem they made, all in the name of Peace and safety.. Thus, the Beast…

    • Jim

      Yep Agreed. Happened To My Friend.

    • Blogengeezer

      One look at Northern western Europe. They previously had earned a Spiritual protective cover, but in secular humanists nature, squandered and demonized Christianity, creating a Spiritual Vacuum. As the vacuum nears absolute, the void is rapidly being filled.. with Islam.

      They naively demanded an end to Christianity, as being too ‘restrictive’. As they experience ever more overwhelming Islam, they will learn the true meaning of ‘restrictive’.

      The USA now is experiencing the unsustainable state of affairs of Less than 25% of school children today living within Traditional Family with role models, morals and Faith. The Only historically sustainable socioeconomic system.

      In it’s place we have ‘The Great society, War on Poverty, subsidizing Feral Relationships with preidictable subsidized spawn of crime and drugs… totally unsustainable.

      Islam calls this ‘supermagnet’ drawing, subsidizing cradle to grave, the world’s dregs, “The Jizmah’ and is taking full advantage of every Section Eight, WIC. EBT, ADC and especially the universal healthcare ‘Promised’.

      The massive welfare system comes at a price. As the doors are kicked in, Prepare to “Pay the Price’.. ‘Pay the Jizmah’.

  • AvidKamper47

    How about sending this very same squad to Al “Sharp-tongue`s” residence to collect the money he owes IRS

    • Jim

      No Kidding There Avid. Not Going To Happen Though.

      • VT Patriot

        Yeah, that would be racissssss…

        • Jim

          How True Patriot.

  • Jim

    Exactly What Happened To My Friend. He Asked The Same Thing. Why Didn’t You Just Come Up And Say I Was Under Arrest For The Accusation. So Called Detective Told Him Because Of His Firearms. And The Best One Was Because His Men Needed Training. So Now You Know Folks Your Houses Are Now Their Private Training Grounds. Better Wake Up.

  • ChalmetiaBoy

    This is the new Fundamental Transformation of Amerika Obamessiah spoke of. The cost of ordering this kind of raid nad arrest cost many time more than simply forgiving such a miniscule debt. An ObamaNation can’t afford is a nation of patriots refusing fear and subjugation at the hands of Socialists. I must say that Karl would be quite proud of what Democrats (progressives and Socialists) have become. The words of the honorable Gov. “Al Smith” in a speech given in the shadow of the Brooklyn Bridge on January 25th 1936.

  • 77099

    Don’t you think in all those years this guy could have come up with 1500? Everyone is blaming the government, but multiply him by tens of thousands, and you have a substantial amount of money. A & M is a top school and he was fortunate enough to get in, he should have paid, PLUS interest on the money.

  • Original Anna

    He does not owe the $1,500.00 to the gov’t, he owes it to taxpayers like me. During twenty years he couldn’t use his credit card to pay back taxpayers. I paid off my two loans and owe the taxpayers nothing, they even got interest and I got it done in five years. My loans were due the second I graduated but since I had worked throughout my college days I still had a job to make payments. What you do is look at the minimum due and add ten or twenty dollars to the minimum and the interest each month. Always make sure you pay the minimum and interest at the least. It takes time but the loans disappear and your credit is still good. When you finally get a better job or start moving up in the company like I did you add the raise to what you were paying and that brings the loan down even more. You have lived on the old pay check so you can do it a little while longer. If you cannot pay the loan take your credit card and use that for loan payments. The loan(s) come first because as long as you pay the minimum on your credit card the credit card will not bother you. The banks and gov’t loans will bother you. Try not to add too much to your credit card, leave an open amount in case of emergencies like your car suddenly won’t start. I know, I do not know the circumstances of Mr. Aker but I will bet he has brought stuff that cost him the same amount of money like a big screen TV and paid that off within the last twenty years, he could have paid it off just like the rest of us have. They are going after doctors and engineers, etc. in this area right now in the papers who have never paid their school loans back and have said they never intended too because the gov’t never bothered in the past to get the money back. Well, it is about time taxpayers got their money back, I paid for my college and others can too. Yes, it takes time and effort but clear your conscience and do what the rest of us have been doing for years.

  • Jim Moriarty

    Student loans are another vote buying scheme from Congress. Recall Congress took back all these loans from private banks so they could hand out freebies. Now you hear all over talk radio offers to “forgive” student loans if you have the “right” kind of job. Policeman, fireman, teacher,government worker etc,

  • Charles Wilson

    I guess there wasn’t enough news today!! How about making one up. OK now speculate about intentions of arresting officers, base it on NOT being at the scene and NOT interviewing arresting officers and NOT inquiring about criminal record or other factors. Pretty good journalism to run an anonymous blog and take the word of a sore loser guy who got caught for loan skipping off the taxpayers and convert a nothing story to A FICTION ABOUT BIG BAD GOVERNMENT OPRESSING 2ND AMENDMENT CITIZEN. DO a shread of checking and put your name on stories so we know which to ignore. Pathetic.

  • gene1

    Lets see, 7 Armed ‘Marshalls’, Judge, Transportation, other court employees, I’m sure the total cost would be over the $1500, they were trying to collect..Now wasn’t there a better ‘legal’ way? garnishment of wages, other ‘taking of any assets’ ? What about ‘taking his guns’, and selling them to the drug lords, or Fast and Furious ? Or to kill (Murder) a Rancher in Orgeon, as has been done in the recent past…Stupid is, as Stupid Does……


    He should have paid off his load. He had plenty of time. I think 20 years is more than enough time but this is coming from the top regarding legal gun owners.

  • Bob

    Why don’t they go after Sharpton and get what he owes the government? You gotta love gun registration.

  • don lavrich

    wake up America, we are living under a tyranny!

  • ADRoberts

    Two wrongs is two wrongs.
    I am tired of people who take money and then won’t pay it back, no matter who it is who is owed. Yes, it was time for him to pay up. And since it was Prairie View A&M, it is for sure he was a black man. They don’t let whites go there. As to the combat gear by the marshals, get used to it. They are ALL going to come at us that way.
    If there is a revolution, they will start it. The first shots are arresting and confiscating all of the Bundy’s.