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pop goes the weasel Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Aug-17-08 02:45 PM
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21. This has become a huge problem
Because there were a few midwifes in the Rio Grande Valley who operated a scam selling birth certificates, every single Tejano in the Valley is suspected of not being a citizen, even though the State of Texas issued them birth certificates and they have school and doctor records attesting to them living in Texas since early childhood. This is pure racism, connected to the Republican hysteria regarding Hispanic immigrants. It has nothing to do with Texas state law or practice, since Texas, from its independence onward, has always taken a practical approach to the citizenship of the state's Hispanic population. Essentially, the state has always assumed, unless shown early evidence otherwise, that Hispanics within its borders are Tejano, not foreigners, which is why Texas doesn't bother with contacting the Mexican consulate in criminal cases. This is over-reaching of federal power against state power, and any real conservatives should be as angry over this as liberals. Between this and the expropriation of lands by the DHS for its blasted fence, I expect there to be real fireworks in the Valley if the federal government doesn't back down. What a legal nightmare for individuals as well as the State of Texas. All courtesy of the jerk in the White House who is less a Texan than these Tejanos, knows it, and probably envies them for it.
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  -Alice Vet Can't Get Passport-DHS says birth cert. isn't valid because he was born in a house babylonsister  Aug-17-08 01:05 PM   #0 
  - I was also born in a house and just got my passport last October.  newfie11   Aug-17-08 01:09 PM   #1 
  - me for one  madokie   Aug-17-08 01:12 PM   #5 
  - pretty much the same here.  Oregone   Aug-17-08 01:29 PM   #8 
     - It wasn't registered according to the story  sammytko   Aug-17-08 01:57 PM   #14 
        - I wonder if they would accept what was recorded in a family bible  newfie11   Aug-17-08 03:24 PM   #24 
  - The state or local government determines birth certificates  in search of sanity   Aug-17-08 01:10 PM   #2 
  - So he needs to travel to another state to get a pp.? What state is he in?  lonestarnot   Aug-17-08 01:13 PM   #6 
     - Maybe you didn't understand my post  in search of sanity   Aug-17-08 01:25 PM   #7 
     - You must have misunderstood my post. LOL  lonestarnot   Aug-17-08 08:50 PM   #26 
     - Texas. I recognized the call letters for that tv station.  Ilsa   Aug-17-08 01:38 PM   #10 
  - That's got to be the most ASSININE thing I've read yet on DU !!  discerning christian   Aug-17-08 01:11 PM   #3 
  - DHS Is Run By Vogons  AndyTiedye   Aug-17-08 01:12 PM   #4 
  - Soon we'll need passports to travel to different states....  loveable liberal   Aug-17-08 01:34 PM   #9 
  - Deleted message  Name removed   Aug-17-08 01:47 PM   #11 
  - I tried that but nobody believes I'm Tim Russert  2KS2KHonda   Aug-17-08 01:54 PM   #12 
  - I think it's a bunch of b.s. he'd have to jump through illegal hoops.  babylonsister   Aug-17-08 02:03 PM   #15 
  - Surely there are processes to cover that eventuality.  BlooInBloo   Aug-17-08 01:56 PM   #13 
  - Seems as if there isn't if he's been denied by the State dept.  babylonsister   Aug-17-08 02:33 PM   #20 
  - This guy is a "Security Risk" because he was born in a house?  Tierra_y_Libertad   Aug-17-08 02:06 PM   #16 
  - I have a passport and I was born in a house.  SmileyRose   Aug-17-08 02:07 PM   #17 
  - I also was born in a house 66 years ago. I wanted to be near my  RushIsRot   Aug-17-08 02:26 PM   #18 
  - I know people who have recently given birth at home, assisted by a midwife  rox63   Aug-17-08 02:30 PM   #19 
  - This has become a huge problem  pop goes the weasel   Aug-17-08 02:45 PM   #21 
  - It's not the place of birth, it's the lack of registration.  Gormy Cuss   Aug-17-08 02:48 PM   #22 
  - It's ridiculous. He was good enough to hop on a plane to VN,  babylonsister   Aug-17-08 05:52 PM   #25 
  - That kind of sucks.  Blue_In_AK   Aug-17-08 02:50 PM   #23 
 

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