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California migrants praise Mexican birth certificate initiative

With a birth certificate a Mexican living in the US as an undocumented migrant can apply for other Mexican documents, such as a consular identification card and passport, and then avail themselves of recent US immigration reforms, notably the right to apply for a California driving licence, as well as President Barack Obama's executive action protecting millions from deportation.

Mexico to issue birth certificates for citizens

The Mexican government on Thursday will start issuing birth certificates to its citizens at consulates in the United States, seeking to make it easier for them to apply for US work permits, driver’s licenses and protection from deportation.