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Old 06-03-2010, 09:57 AM
Location: ...at a 3AM epiphany
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No matter what illegal immigration touches, it is disastrous. They are criminals the second they land on American soil ILLEGALLY and continue with a criminal mindset.

"They say we need new birth certificates" beginning that day, 72-year-old Jose Cabrera said between rounds of Pokeno at a heavily Latino senior center on Norris Square in North Philadelphia. "But I don't know if this will bring a solution to the problem."
The problem: rampant identity theft by Hispanic immigrants - often from the Dominican Republic - who use stolen Puerto Rican birth certificates to obtain U.S. passports, Social Security benefits, and other federal services available to Puerto Ricans because they are U.S. citizens.
In a recent sample of 8,000 passport fraud cases investigated by the State Department, 40 percent involved Puerto Rican birth documents purchased illegally for as much as $10,000. Puerto Rico's drastic remedy is to invalidate all birth certificates July 1 - including 1.3 million in the 50 states, with 250,000 in Southeastern Pennsylvania and South Jersey. The new documents, requiring an online or mail application and a $5 fee, will have improved anti-forgery features, such as special paper imported from Italy.
Puerto Ricans need new birth certificates | Philadelphia Inquirer | 06/01/2010 (http://www.philly.com/inquirer/local/pa/20100601_Puerto_Ricans_need_new_birth_certificates .html#axzz0po0pYd4k - broken link)
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