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  1. 24 Mar '10 23:20
    http://news.google.com/news/story?pz=1&cf=all&ned=us&hl=en&ncl=dgplaMsc1p6m4tMvYgkHdePuNL2SM

    http://tinyurl.com/ybb6pbq

    Puerto Rican Birth Certificates Will Be Null And Void
    NPR - Marianne McCune - ‎Mar 18, 2010‎
    Audio for this story from All Things Considered will be available at approx. 7:00 pm ET In the Lower East Side cafe, Casa Adela, ...

    http://tinyurl.com/yem5qh6
    Puerto Rico to revoke all birth certificates July 1
    Fort Leavenworth Lamp - ‎Mar 18, 2010‎
    SAN ANTONIO, Texas - Recent legislative action by Puerto Rico will soon begin affecting US service members from that territory. In January, the government ...

    http://tinyurl.com/y85hqfj
    Puerto Ricans here need new birth certificates
    Bolingbrook Sun - Gloria Carr - ‎Mar 17, 2010‎
    ELGIN -- Yanira Martinez's young son was born in Puerto Rico, but his birth certificate -- like those of an ...

    http://tinyurl.com/yexo7mn
    Puerto Ricans are the latest targets for ID theft
    abc7news.com - ‎Mar 17, 2010‎
    WASHINGTON (KGO) -- Puerto Ricans born on the island will soon have their birth certificates scrapped. That's because thousands of certificates have been ...
  2. 24 Mar '10 23:22
    link 4 from the list above.

    http://abclocal.go.com/kgo/story?section=news/national_world&id=7336720

    Puerto Ricans are the latest targets for ID theft

    Wednesday, March 17, 2010

    Lyanne Melendez

    WASHINGTON (KGO) -- Puerto Ricans born on the island will soon have their birth certificates scrapped. That's because thousands of certificates have been stolen and used in criminal activities. So as of July 1, the Puerto Rican government is invalidating all of them.

    Jose Aguilar was born in Puerto Rico, which automatically makes him a U.S. citizen. The Puerto Rican government is now telling him he must apply for a new birth certificate.

    "Puerto Ricans go through about 20 birth certificates in a lifetime for enrollment in school, sports activities or whatever," he said.

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    That's where the troubles began. Several law enforcement raids discovered thousands of Puerto Rican birth certificates that had been stolen from different public schools on the island.

    "They are sold to people who are not Puerto Ricans so they can travel to the U.S. That's the last I heard, it crossed my mind one of them could be mine," Aguilar said.

    And since Puerto Ricans and other Hispanics have similar surnames, who would question the impostor?

    According to the Department of State, people pay between $5,000 and $10,000 for the birth certificates on the black market and once they have one, the possibilities are endless.

    "Particularly you could get a driver's license and become a complete impostor of someone else," Joe Ridout of Consumer Action said.

    And when applying for a passport, you need a birth certificate.

    "According to the Department of State, 40 percent of all the fraudulent passport applications at the state department that were being investigated were coming from Puerto Rican birth certificates," Ridout said.

    ...
  3. 24 Mar '10 23:22
    NOW do you comprende?
  4. Subscriber FMF
    a.k.a. John W Booth
    25 Mar '10 03:53
    Originally posted by zeeblebot
    NOW do you comprende?
    Yes. And what's more, Obama looks a bit like a Puerto Rican too.
  5. 25 Mar '10 04:36
    Originally posted by FMF
    Yes. And what's more, Obama looks a bit like a Puerto Rican too.
    Officially, Obama's a mulatto...his kids are octoroons....
  6. 25 Mar '10 15:58
    sweeping it under the rug!

    http://content.usatoday.com/communities/ondeadline/post/2010/03/hawaii-lawmaker-tries-to-stem-the-flood-of-birther-requests-for-obamas-records/1