16 Harv. Latino L. Rev. 169 (2013)
Birth Certificate Challenges for Children of Immigrants: Unintended Consequences of anti-Immigrant Restrictionism

handle is hein.journals/hllr16 and id is 175 raw text is: BIRTH CERTIFICATE CHALLENGES FOR
CHILDREN OF IMMIGRANTS:
UNINTENDED CONSEQUENCES OF
ANTI-IMMIGRANT RESTRICTIONISM
Gavriela M. Bogin-Farber*
TABLE OF CONTENTS
INTRODUCTION ..................................................     170
I. BACKGROUND ...........................................      173
A. How the birth registration and birth certificate
amendment processes operate ...................... 173
B. Difficulties in birth registration and birth certificate
amendment have serious consequences ...... ......... 175
II. CASE STUDIES ...........................................    177
A .  Esperanza  ..........................................  178
B .  A gustina ............................................  178
C .  R osa ................................................  181
D .  C ecile  ....................... ......................  182
E.  D em be..............................................   183
III. REASONS FOR BIRTH CERTIFICATE INACCURACIES ..........       185
IV. PRACTICAL PROPOSALS To EFFECTIVELY ADDRESS THE
PROBLEM ...............................................     189
A. Understanding the issue .   .......................... 189
B. Addressing the issue     ............................. 189
CONCLUSION....................................................      192
* Parmet Fellow at Health Law Advocates, Inc., 2012-13; J.D., Northeastern University
School of Law; B.A., Johns Hopkins University. I would like to thank Elliot Schwab, Marisa
Taney, and the rest of the Editorial Board of Volume XVI of the Harvard Latino Law Review. I
would also like to thank the following people for assisting me in my research and for being
kind enough to respond to my queries: Paulina Baca, Eduardo Beckett, Chris Benoit, Jonathan
Blazer, Jamye Boone Ward, Jia Min Cheng, West Cosgrove, MaryAnn Crea, Christina Garcia,
Elvia Garcia, Ruben Garcia, Stephanie Gharakhanian, Krystal Gomez, Deborah Lee, Jennifer
Levi, Madlyn Morreale, Jeffrey S. Passel, Richard Renner, Jessica Rocha, Anne Ryan, Claire
Sabino, Jeannine Sato, Michael Seifert, Barbara Siegel, Carmina Tessitore, Shalini Thomas,
Jillian Tuck, and Hope Williams. Special thanks to Professor Rachel Rosenbloom, Anne E.
Gillespie, Maximillian J. Bodoin, Lauren W. Herman, and Rebekah J. Knapp, without whom
this Note would not have been possible.

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