Suit says Texas denying birth certificates to undocumented immigrants' children

Not having a birth certificate leaves a child born in the United States to undocumented parents in legal limbo.

Story highlights

  • An attorney says a Texas health agency no longer accepts parents' consular IDs to issue undocumented children's birth certificates
  • Children need birth certificates for school enrollment and medical services
  • But a Texas official says the state never accepted consular IDs, and other forms of ID are acceptable