Immigration law has long been understood to be a federal matter. However, many states have found ways to look at things from their perspective to make the “lives of the undocumented” unbearable.  This is a new episode in the fight of States against what they call ‘illegal  immigration’.  While immigration is a federal matter, the issue of birth certificates are state issues and Texas has successfully found a way to prevent children of “undocumented individuals” from obtaining a rightful proof of US citizenship.

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The part which is very disturbing is that a federal court sided with Texas on the matter.  The question is whether the court decision will encourage other States to follow the same path.  We hope that the federal government will intervene and give those poor children what is rightfully theirs: Their US citizenship!


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Shah Peerally is an attorney licensed in California practicing immigration law and debt settlement. He has featured as an expert legal analyst for many TV networks such as NDTV, Times Now and Sitarree TV. Articles about Shah Peerally and his work have appeared on newspapers such as San Jose Mercury News, Oakland Tribune, US Fiji Times, Mauritius Le Quotidien, Movers & Shakers and other prominent international newspapers. His work has been commended by Congress women Nancy Pelosi and Barbara Lee. He has a weekly radio show on KLOK 1170AM and frequently participates in legal clinics in churches, temples and mosques. His law group, Shah Peerally Law Group, has represented clients all over the United States constantly dealing with the United States Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS), Immigration and Custom Enforcement(ICE) and CBP (Customs Border Patrol (CBP) under the Department of Homeland Security (DHS). This department was formerly known as the Immigration and Nationality Services (INS).