Since Donald Trump announced his intention to run for president, there have been several issues in connection with immigration policy that have become the subject of debate. One of the most heated debates has surrounded the issue of whether illegal immigrants who give birth to children in the United States should be able to obtain citizenship and whether their children born on United States soil can in fact obtain birth certificates.
Within the state of Texas, many counties simply will not grant birth certificates for children born in the United States to parents who are undocumented. Mexico has threatened that this recent failure to issue birth certificates could greatly threaten the relationship with Mexico. Given Mexico’s proximity to Texas, this is a major issue that needs to be addressed.
Mexico involved itself in this immigration debate due to two of their nationals who were undocumented that filed a brief to sue Texas for being denied birth certificates for their children. What further enraged Mexican authorities was that the parents even provided proper documentation accepted by the Mexican Consulate as a proper legal form of documentation. That being said, the state of Texas refutes these allegations claiming that consulate-issued identification is not necessarily reliable.