The State of Texas Just Delivered Some EPIC Bad News to Illegal “Anchor Babies”
The state of Texas got a huge boost for its effort to deny birth certificates to illegal immigrants when a federal judge ruled Friday they could continue to refuse certain forms of identification for the issuance of birth certificates.
According to The Associated Press, U.S. District Judge Robert Pitman ruled that while immigrant families raised “grave concerns,” this wasn’t enough evidence to force Texas’ Department of State Health Services to issue the documents.
“A birth certificate is a vital and important document,” Pitman said in his ruling. “As such, Texas has a clear interest in protecting access to that document.”
The case dealt with the Mexican government’s issuance of a certain type of identification card — known as “matriculate consulares” — through its consulates in the United States. The card would generally be used as an identification document for Mexicans living illegally in the United States.
Up until 2013, the state of Texas accepted these cards as well as foreign passports without visas in them for issuing birth certificates. However, it has since stopped doing so.