Texas denies birth certificates to U.S.-born kids of immigrants, wants feds to butt out

On Wednesday, the Texas Department of State Health Services and state's attorney general asked a federal court in Austin to throw out a lawsuit by 19 undocumented immigrants from Mexico and Central America who say that the state won't issue birth certificates for their U.S.-born children.

Under the 14th Amendment, all people born in the U.S. are citizens, but Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton argues that under the 11th Amendment, Texas has sovereign immunity and the federal government...

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