Undocumented parents fight Texas for birth certificates of U.S.-born children

This summer, twenty-eight undocumented immigrants filed a lawsuit after they were denied their birth certificates for their U.S.-born children, for lack of proper identification. The suit was filed against the Texas State Department of Health Services Vital Statistics Unit.

Germany Works to Get Migrants Jobs

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Although Germany has temporarily placed tight controls on the border across the country’s south to stem the tide of people seeking asylum, the government is intent on assimilating those it lets in. With at least 800,000 migrants expected this year alone, Chancellor Angela Merkel and the nation’s biggest businesses have been mounting a vocal campaign to get migrants into jobs as a way of quickly integrating them into German society. Rather than risk letting the migrants become wards of the state, the idea is to help as many as possible start contributing to the economy.


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