Texas Refuses To Issue Birth Certificates To Children Of Undocumented Immigrants

I'm fairly certain this is illegal behavior on the part of the state of Texas. And legalities aside, it's immoral, disgusting, bigoted, white supremacist, nativist behavior.

Texas has refused to issue birth certificates to children born in America to undocumented immigrants over the last year, The Texas Observer reports, and several of parents have taken the state to court. “I’ve never seen such a large number of women with this problem,” said a Texas RioGrande Legal Aide lawyer. “They are locking out a huge chunk of the undocumented immigrant community.” Despite Texas law allowing parents to use foreign IDs for identification, hospitals run by the Texas Department of State Health Services have told parents that their foreign IDs—or passports without current U.S. visas—are no longer acceptable.

Funny how they're all about the Constitution when it's the First Amendment or the Second Amendment. But man, if it's the 14th Amendment, then brown people can just f*ck right off in Texas.

Like it or not, Texas, any person born in this country is a damn citizen and YOU have an obligation to document their birth. PERIOD.


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