Texas Stops Issuing Birth Certificates To Anchor Babies

Children reach their hands to get a stub for a free meals

Children reach their hands to get free American birth certificates – probably what it would look like

A federal judge ruled on Oct. 16 that Texas health officials will not be required to grant birth certificates to immigrant families with U.S.-born children.

U.S. District Judge Robert Pitman in Austin said the Mexican families’ in the case raised “grave concerns” but more evidence is needed to attain birth certificates, Yahoo News reports.

The ruling was made as part of an emergency injunction on behalf of immigrant families’ who are seeking birth certificates for their children after the Department of State Health Services refused to recognize the forms of identification the families provided.

The birth certificates are needed so the children may have access to health care, travel, and schooling.

The parents of the children entered the country illegally from Mexico and Central America, but under the U.S. Constitution’s 14th Amendment, citizenship is guaranteed to children born here.

If they were to enroll their children in school without a birth certificate they would have to produce a signed note explaining why the child is without one. By doing so, they would admit to being in the country illegally and that would “expose them to potential criminal liability and removal from the United States,” according to Judge Pitman.

The identification cards—known as matriculate consulates—the families gave Health Services are issued by Mexican consulates to citizens living and working in the U.S. This document, as well as foreign passports without U.S. visas in them, were accepted prior to 2013 in order to obtain a birth certificate, the families ascertain.

Judge Pitman found that the families’ attorneys had not shown that health officials had improperly “focused on and excluded” the documents.

He also questioned the integrity of the consulate identification cards and passports.

“A birth certificate is a vital and important document,” Judge Pitman said, according to Yahoo News. “As such, Texas has a clear interest in protecting access to that document.”

While Judge Pitman found the families arguments “heartfelt, compelling, and persuasive” he said this was “not enough without substantiating evidence to carry the burden necessary to grant relief.”

  • Drunk_by_Noon

    Countdown until Obama’s Justice Department sues in 3… 2.. 1…

    • dance…dancetotheradio

      Tick tock Ahmed’s clock.

  • Give the children the birth certificates.

    Send the parents home. If they want to stay with their kid, they can take him with them.

  • David

    Some sanity.

  • lzzrd

    Wasn’t this covered in the first debate, were Paul agreed that Trump may have a point?. That there was a USSC decision that said children born in the US to people in the US legally become USC’s. There has not been a USSC decision on giving the children of people in the country illegally the same,(citizenship)….

  • Pavelina

    I hope this catches on and spreads across the U.S. — It won’t in Calif. of course, they prefer foreigners to Americans.

  • BillyHW

    Their parents are criminals who don’t pay taxes.

    • Norman_In_New_York

      The real criminals are the employers who hire them off the books to evade taxes, insurance requirements and safety rules, and are never prosecuted for doing so.

      • It’s a legalised form of slavery. It can be stopped if the amnesty-wishers would insist on the same wages, ect as unionised-workers.

        Back to the drawing board for those who love slave labour.

  • Cheryl

    I wish the Canadian government was like Texas then we would be in a better situation than what we are in now, but our government does not have the gonads to do it. Shame on the Canadian government.

  • G

    Hand out soap, deodorant and tooth brushes and see how many of the little greasy bastards show up.