Last year, a group of Central American and Mexican immigrant parents sued Texas in federal court, claiming that the state had denied their children birth certificates and access to vital services.
Now, Texas officials have agreed to expand the list of documents that allow immigrant parents who entered the country illegally to obtain birth certificates for their U.S.-born children. The parents’ lawsuit has now been stayed pending enforcement of the new policy during the next nine months.
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This brings to mind the complex case of refugees. We have refugees who have had children while in the host country but these children are not considered nationals of the host country. What a sad world!
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Yes. The 14th amendment to the U.S. constitution guarantees citizenship to all persons born on its soil.