US-born kids of migrants lose rights in Mexico

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In this Tuesday, July 10, 2012, Rogelio Hernandez Sanchez, 34, second from left, and his son, Rogelio Hernandez Medina, 7, left, listen to Ellen Calmus, right, a coordinator of the "Proyecto El Rincon" or "The Corner Project", a local non-profit organization for migrant families, as he tries to get his son's U.S. birth certificate stamped by Mexican authorities in Malinalco, Mexico. Because of the Byzantine rules of Mexican and U.S. bureaucracies, tens of thousands of U.S. born children of Mexican migrant parents now find themselves without access to basic services in Mexico - unable to officially register in school or sign up for health care at public hospitals and clinics that give free check-ups and medicines.(AP Photo/Dario Lopez-Mills)As a cold drizzle washed over this town of narrow cobblestone streets in the forested highlands of central Mexico, mothers waiting outside the colonial-era cultural center wrapped wool blankets around the infants snuggled in their arms. Other parents tightened plastic bags around folders filled with U.S. passports and birth certificates from California, Ohio and Texas.