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

Posted on · 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 […]

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How Immigration Policy Affects Houston

Posted on · We discuss the day-to-day challenges facing both people who are undocumented, and the industries and institutions they’re engaged in. We welcome your questions for an immigration attorney, the head of the University of Houston’s Immigration Clinic, and a Houston-based subcontractor who shares his insights into the unique challenges America’s immigration policies have on the construction […]