Without birth documentation in Mexico, illegal immigrants struggle to live normal lives in US

July 10, 2012

The Washington Post, 07/10/2012

She was born in Mexico and lives in the United States, but Laura Rocio Ordonez does not officially exist in any country.

It’s unclear how many immigrants living illegally in the United States fall into that category, but it’s estimated that one in seven Mexicans lacks proof of birth. The numbers are high enough that Mexican officials recently traveled to New York to try help dozens of immigrants get IDs.

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