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Can you be born in Texas and not be an American?

Can you be born in Texas and not be an American?

The 14th Amendment declares that "all persons born or naturalized in the United States, and subject to the jurisdiction thereof, are citizens of the United States and of the state wherein they reside." For more than a century, the U.S. Supreme Court has rightly interpreted that as conferring citizenship on children born on U.S. soil even if their parents aren't citizens.

Yet in an ostensible effort to combat identity theft, Texas' Vital Statistics Unit has been refusing to issue birth certificates to children born in the state unless the parents could prove their own identities through the kinds of records — driver's license, military ID, passport or permanent...

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