Access to Mexican Birth Certificates from US Consulates

Mexico will begin issuing birth certificates to it citizens at U.S. consulates starting today Thursday 1/22/2015. Access to this sort of documentation will allow millions of Mexican citizens here illegally to not only apply for driver’s licenses but also a variety of reliefs to legally remain in the United States. “Immigration experts estimate that roughly 3 million Mexicans could be eligible to apply for work permits and protection from deportation […]” The prior system required that either Mexican Nationals travel to Mexico, or their relatives living in Mexico, visit the appropriate government offices to gain such documentation. In short this new service offered by the Mexican Consulates in the United States is of great benefit to its citizens and will allow illegal immigrants to submit their petitions or applications in a more timely manner.