In this photo from 2010, Puerto Rico's Alfredo Pagan shows his birth certificate in Cleveland after the licensing office in the city of Ohio prohibited him from obtaining a state identification card. The state rejected the request because Pagan’s birth certificate had become invalid after Puerto Rico required people born on the island to obtain a new “security-enhanced” certificate.
In this photo from 2010, Puerto Rico's Alfredo Pagan shows his birth certificate in Cleveland after the licensing office in the city of Ohio prohibited him from obtaining a state identification card. The state rejected the request because Pagan’s birth certificate had become invalid after Puerto Rico required people born on the island to obtain a new “security-enhanced” certificate. Tony Dejak AP
In this photo from 2010, Puerto Rico's Alfredo Pagan shows his birth certificate in Cleveland after the licensing office in the city of Ohio prohibited him from obtaining a state identification card. The state rejected the request because Pagan’s birth certificate had become invalid after Puerto Rico required people born on the island to obtain a new “security-enhanced” certificate. Tony Dejak AP

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