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Puerto Rican Birth Certificates

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Effective July 1, 2010 all Puerto Rican birth certificates became invalid and individuals would have to apply for new technologically secured documents for official purposes such as obtaining a passport.  As a result of of up to 40% of US passport fraud cases eminating from issues involving Puerto Rican birht certificates.  Given  that Puerto Rican institutions like schools physically retained birth certificates, thieves could quickly gain access to hundreds of valuable hispanic named birth certificates to sell on the balck market for up to $10,000.  The new law in Puerto Rico also makes it now illegal for these institutions to retain birth certificates. 

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