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Two civil rights groups are suing the state of Texas, alleging authorities are denying birth certificates to children of undocumented immigrants born in the United States in violation of the U.S. Constitution.
The lawsuit was originally filed in May by the Texas Civil Rights Project and Texas Rio Grande Legal Aid. It was amended Tuesday so that the civil rights groups could represent "a large number of plaintiffs."
The lawsuit originally included six families as plaintiffs. The number as of Tuesday was 17, and the civil rights groups say they're getting ready to represent many more families.
originally posted by: crappiekat
a reply to: Metallicus
Maybe I am not understanding this correctly.
Arn't they denied the Birth Certificates because they have the improper paperwork. Paperwork that can not be validated due to confirmation that the documents are authentic?
originally posted by: buster2010
They shouldn't have to have to have any paperwork. If the child is born in the country then it is a citizen of this country that is what the Constitution says so Texas can go F itself.
Who is able to register the birth?
The birth must be registered by a qualified informant and this person must be one of the following:
if the baby’s parents were married to each other at the time of the birth then both the mother and father are qualified informants. One of them may attend on their own or they both may attend together.
if the baby’s parents were not married to each other at the time of the birth then only the mother is the qualified informant. The father will not be able to register the birth on his own. If the father wishes his details to be included in the register then he will have to attend with the mother at the time of registration. If the father is not able to attend at the time of registration then the mother will not be able to include the fathers details at that time. However, it may be possible to enter his details at a later date. If the mother is not married to the baby’s father she is not normally obliged to include the father’s details in the register.
in certain circumstances another person may qualify as an informant but this is a very rare occurrence. If you think that this may be the case then you should contact the Register Office for further advice.
- See more at: www.rbkc.gov.uk...
originally posted by: MarioOnTheFly
I don't get it. So if I and my pregnant wife cross your border illegally...and I rush her to the nearest hospital because she is close to giving birth...your state must make my child an American citizen ?
It sounds pretty ridiculous and rather open to abuse.
It should not take a Constitutional Attorney to explain to us that babies born in the U.S. to foreign parents, under the Fourteenth Amendment, do not have ‘birthright,’ the right to U.S. natural-born citizenship. But so many judges and courts have been in this fight that the lines are terribly and dangerously blurred. Ken Klukowski, a practicing constitutional attorney, and the legal editor at Breitbart offers his answer.
The Fourteenth Amendment does not confer citizenship on the children of foreigners, whether legal or illegal. Such conference IS NOT THE LAW, AND NEVER HAS BEEN THE LAW.
originally posted by: tothetenthpower
Are people actually supporting the idea that children born in your country do not deserve citizenship?
I thought I had read everything on this site.
That's the most un-patriotic thing I have ever seen. Unbelievable.
Your ancestors were all undocumented immigrants and their backs built this country you are so proud of. It's amazing what a little polarity and hate can accomplish.