Sunday, February 28, 2010

The Puerto Rican Birth Certificate Problem You Haven’t Heard About, Yet

Douglas Rivlin writes on AlterNet about an issue -- the requirement that Puerto Ricans get a new birthj certificate this year -- at the intersection of U.S. immigration and citizenship law. The reason: "The odd thing is, despite the fact that Puerto Ricans are born U.S. citizens, the reason for the new law relates to immigration. Documents, especially identity documents that have Spanish-sounding names and confer automatic citizenship, are a hot property on the black market."

KJ

https://lawprofessors.typepad.com/immigration/2010/02/douglas-rivlin-writes-about-an-issue----the-requirement-that-puerto-ricans-get-a-new-birthj-certificate-this-year----at-the-i.html

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