The back story:
Elected officials from the Texas border region met with representatives
from the U.S. Department of State and the House Committee on Foreign Affairs on
Tuesday to confirm the end of discriminatory practices that denied passports to
scores of border residents delivered by midwives.
Solomon P. Ortiz, D-Corpus Christi, Henry Cuellar, D-Laredo, Ruben Hinojosa,
D-Mercedes, and Silvestre Reyes, D-El Paso discussed the outcome of a class
action lawsuit between the American Civil Liberties Union and the Department of
State, which ended in a June settlement requiring new procedures for evaluating
the passport applications of those delivered by midwives.
Seventy-five midwives have been convicted of falsely registering
Mexican-born children as American, according to the
Associated Press. As border residents attempted to comply with new travel
regulations that require those returning from Mexico to carry a passport,
hundreds were denied on the basis of being delivered by midwives.
applicants were asked to find proof of U.S. citizenship status and look for
documents like baptism certificates, medical records and birth announcements.
After long waits, many were ultimately denied passports.
The implication of this settlement is enormous, especially in a nation dominated by free healthcare for illegal aliens. No one in Texas goes to a midwife outside of a hospital setting. Why, because proper care from a physician at a hospital is free to the poor and illegal. Only crazy hippies and environuts want to risk their lives giving birth "the natural way" and without the security of physicians on standby and the resources of a hospital. Even real midwives mostly practice in a hospital setting with real trained physicians on standby. While before the welfare state and Medicare was established midwives were commonly used by the poor in Texas, especially the poor Mexicans of the Rio Grande Valley. Today, however, illegals and the poor used and abuse the hospitals of Texas for free medical care. No one uses midwives when a physician and hospital are free. Midwives charge real money, hospitals don't. But the real money is for the fraudulent birth certificate.
Of course, the whole premis of the poor using midwives is a scam and exists only to support the issuance of fraudulent birth certificates to illegal aliens so they can obtain the benefits of citizenship, like passports. And, like the decision to stop deporting illegals, the decision to surrender to the ACLU and give passports to illegal aliens is part of the Administrative Amnesty. The DOS has no authority to surrender its authority to deny passport applications and to investigate and seek prosecution for various criminal statutes that prohibit passport fraud, such as Title 18 of the United States Code, Section 1543, Passport Fraud.
Another count for the impeachment proceedings.