Assemblyman Crespo's Open Letter to Congressional Delegation of New York State

April 25, 2010

April 25, 2010

Dear Members of New York’s Congressional Delegation:

This letter is to respectfully request your assistance for the hundreds of thousands of Puerto Ricans living in New York whose birth certificates will be invalidated on July 1, 2010.

In order to ensure that the process of renewing birth certificates is as efficient and safe as possible for Citizens, born in Puerto Rico and residing in the United States, I am requesting that all United States Post offices be designated as official locations where Puerto Ricans may pick up official applications for new birth certificates.

It is essential for us to protect our senior citizens and the entire Puerto Rican community who reside in New York State from possible fraudulent birth certificate applications. I am confident that this effort will provide trustworthy locations for Puerto Ricans who reside in New York or other states and need to comply with this new law.

I offer my full assistance for this effort, and look forward to your reply.


Marcos A. Crespo
Member of Assembly
85th District

cc: Honorable Charles Rangel
Honorable Jose Serrano
Honorable Nydia Velazquez
Honorable Eliot Engel
Honorable Joseph Crowley
Honorable Edolphus Towns
Honorable Yvette Clarke
Honorable Gregory Meeks
Honorable Jerrold Nadler
Honorable Timothy Bishop
Honorable Steve Israel
Honorable Peter King
Honorable Carolyn McCarthy
Honorable Gary Ackerman
Honorable Anthony Weiner
Honorable Michael McMahon
Honorable Carolyn Maloney
Honorable Nita Lowey
Honorable John Hall
Honorable Scott Murphy
Honorable Paul Tonko
Honorable Maurice Hinchey
Honorable Bill Owens
Honorable Michael Arcuri
Honorable Dan Maffei
Honorable Christopher Lee
Honorable Brian Higgins
Senator Reverend Ruben Diaz, Chair, NYS Senate Hispanic Puerto Rican/Latino Caucus
Assemblyman Felix Ortiz, Chair, NYS Assembly Puerto Rican and Hispanic Task Force
Assembly and Senate colleagues