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US Mexican consulates offer immigrants access to birth certificates




Bandera de México. The flag of Mexico outside the consulate in Austin.
Bandera de México. The flag of Mexico outside the consulate in Austin.
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A few weeks ago, California began issuing driver's licenses to immigrants in the country illegally.  Now, those from Mexico can get another important form of identification here: their birth certificates. 

All 50 of the Mexican consulates in the U.S. are now allowed to issue these documents.

Amy Taxin, who writes about immigration in Southern California for the Associated Press, brings us more.