Mexico maintains a strained relationship with the U.S. and, preposterously, postures as the victim of American policies that, in theory, are supposed to help maintain sovereignty. As Mexico benefits greatly from the illegal migration of low-skilled labor into the United States, they continue to protest any leaders who call for the enforcement of our basic laws concerning national security and national sovereignty.
Now, Mexico, the same nation that has, for decades, promoted and encouraged illegal immigrants to migrate and exploit the U.S.’s national failure to enforce our laws, is threatening the state of Texas as the Lone Star State refuses to issue birth certificates to some children of illegal immigrants.
Illegals are now suing the state of Texas over their refusal to issue birth certificates to children of illegals who, as supposed proof of identification, offer their “matrículas,” the ID cards issued by the Mexican government to illegals in the U.S.
The suit was filed on behalf of six children in the U.S. who are children of illegals who are here in the country in violation of our nation’s laws. Some county registrars in Texas have refused to issue birth certificates for the children of the illegals as the illegal parents have been unable to furnish any ID other than the “matrículas” offered by the Mexican government. The county clerks claim that they will only accept a U.S. visa or consulate ID card.
Mexico warns that if Texas does not bend on the issue, their actions threaten to strain the relationship between the U.S. and Mexico.
“[It] not only jeopardizes their dignity and well-being, but could threaten the unique relationship between Mexico and Texas,” the Mexican government said in a brief.
Attorney Jennifer Harbury, who represents the children of the illegal immigrants, explained,
“Our argument isn’t ‘yes matrícula, no matrícula.’ The argument is ‘what will you take that people can actually get?’ They have to take something. [The children] were born here. They are U.S. citizens.”
However, Texas officials have made their point clear: those who are here legally should have no problem obtaining the visa or consulate ID card.
Critics are claiming that Texas is in violation of the Fourteenth Amendment, but Texas maintains it is an issue of state sovereignty and that the federal government has no role in this discussion as they appear fully unwilling to enforce national and state laws concerning illegal immigration.
The issue is coming to a head as Americans once again confront the dangers of illegal immigration and citizens discuss the value of birthright citizenship- a practice that assigns citizenship to any who are simply born on U.S. soil, even if their parents are in the country illegally. With such a policy, America has become a haven for people seeking to have “anchor babies,” a term used to describe children of illegals who are used as a means of bootstrapping the parents into legalized statuses.
In truth, it is very simple to cure the problem of illegal immigration. By refusing to accommodate those who are in this country illegally, we can compel a return to their home country if they are denied the services and documentation that exists exclusively for those who are in the country legally.