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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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Matricula Consular, Water Treatment, and Gelato: Friday’s Show (August 21, 2015)

Posted on · While we wrap up today’s Houston Matters with a discussion about gelato, we start this post with a mention of it, because…well, it just looks really good. Okay, moving 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 […]