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Texas Policy Change Prevents Many Children of Immigrants from Obtaining Birth Certificates

Texas no longer accepts IDs called matricula consular — issued by Mexican consulates located throughout the state — to obtain a birth certificate. The tighter ID restriction has prompted lawsuits – and some potential headaches for families trying to enroll their kids in school. We talk over with Geoffrey Hoffman, a Clinical Associate Professor who […]

Texas no longer accepts IDs called matricula consular — issued by Mexican consulates located throughout the state — to obtain a birth certificate. The tighter ID restriction has prompted lawsuits – and some potential headaches for families trying to enroll their kids in school.

We talk over with Geoffrey Hoffman, a Clinical Associate Professor who heads up the University of Houston Law Center’s Immigration Clinic.

MORE: Lawmakers Blast Denial of Birth Certificates for U.S.-Born Children (Houston Chronicle, July 22, 2015)

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Michael Hagerty

Michael Hagerty

Senior Producer, Houston Matters

Michael Hagerty is the senior producer for Houston Matters. He's spent more than 20 years in public radio and television and dabbled in minor league baseball, spending four seasons as the public address announcer for the Reno Aces, the Triple-A affiliate of the Arizona Diamondbacks.

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