This Tuesday afternoon, Morena and his allies approved by the committees of the Senate of the Republic the new General Population Law that includes the creation of a new CURP with a photo.
With the approval of the committees The new CURP has been given the green light to recognize reproductive freedom for all Mexicans and eliminate “sociocultural and institutional barriers that hinder people’s access to sexual and reproductive health services.”
Quieren modificar el #CURP. Senado quiere que incluya nombre, lugar y fecha de nacimiento, firma, fotografía y huellas dactilares, y deberá renovarse cada 15 años. Organizaciones como @R3Dmx advierten del peligro de que el gobierno tenga una base de datos de huellas dactilares. pic.twitter.com/gEHi5KMlgc
— Javier Matuk (@jmatuk) September 26, 2023
How do I get a new CURP with a photo?
QTo get the new CURP with a photo, we will wait because if the opinion is approved, it will be sent to the Chamber of Deputies, where it can be discussed in the current regular period of sessions.
However, it is worth remembering that this new document is a serious matter because “it has value as a means of personal identification before all Mexican authorities, domestic or foreign, and natural and legal persons residing in the country.”
The CUPR with photo shall contain at least the following data and identifying elements:
* Name and surname
* Unique Population Registry Code
* Photo of the owner
Place of birth
* Date of birth
Signatures and fingerprints
What does the project say?
The project establishes that the National Population Council is the body in charge of formulating, issuing, planning, and evaluating the country’s population policy, which will be led by the Ministry of the Interior.
It states that Mexican citizens have the obligation to register with the National Registry of Citizens and obtain a CURP with a photo, which will serve as an official identification document.
According to the Senate, this new law also aims to regulate the organization and operation of competent authorities in population matters, as well as define policies on human mobility and interculturality.
For her part, Senator Mónica Fernández Balboa stated that from 1974 until now, the demographic reality of the country has changed, and therefore it is necessary to withdraw the current law and issue a new General Population Law.
“We consider that it is most important to update the regulatory framework that governs the state in terms of its laws, with the aim of improving the system that is in place and adapting it to the reality that exists,” he thought.