- Law Cases
by Sharon Rondeau
(Apr. 12, 2011) — Miki Booth has just reported via telephone to The Post & Email that a man born and currently residing in Hawaii went to the Department of Health this morning and requested a copy of his long-form birth certificate. He was refused, told that it was no longer available and that all he could obtain is the short-form document.
The man had obtained his short-form “Certificate of Live Birth” several weeks ago and reported to Miki that the request form had had two different boxes which could be checked: one indicating that the short-form was being requested and the other that the long-form was desired.
Today, the man reported that the form has been changed such that that choice is no longer available.
The Hawaii Department of Health’s online request form for a birth certificate is here.
The Department of Hawaiian Home Lands appears to be lying when it announced that it began “accepting” a “Certification of Live Birth” as proof of genealogy in 2009. It claimed that “When a request is made for a copy of a birth certificate, the DOH issues a Certification of Live Birth.” However, the documents which both the man and another requester in Hawaii have obtained this year, after the Department of Hawaiian Home Lands changed its policy, bear the label “Certificate of Live Birth.”
Directly preceding the claim that the “Certification” is the document now issued, the Department of Hawaiian Home Lands stated that “original birth certificates are preferred for their greater detail…” How can a person provide the “preferred” document when the department claimed that it no longer issued them? It has been proven that the Hawaii Department of Health did issue long-form Certificates of Live Birth until Dr. Fukino made her statement to MSNBC.
The short-form document which the man received was labeled “Certificate of Live Birth,” unlike Obama’s purported form which is a “Certification of Live Birth.” Likewise, Miki Booth’s son, Alan, had received a short-form birth certificate last year entitled “Certificate of Live Birth.” The man who obtained his short-form document said that it does not contain the fields for “Father’s Place of Birth” and “Mother’s Place of Birth” as Alan Booth’s does.
Could that be because Obama’s Certification of Live Birth image does not contain those fields, and the Hawaii Department of Health is attempting to legitimize it?
Therefore, when Dr. Chiyome Fukino spoke with MSNBC on Monday morning, she apparently was not lying when she said that long-form birth certificates are no longer available.
But why was that change made? Who ordered the change in policy? Was it made because Donald Trump has demanded that Obama release his original, detailed birth certificate to support his claim of a Hawaii birth?
The witness who accompanied the gentleman has a daughter who obtained a copy of her long-form birth certificate last month. The document was provided to Miki Booth, who supplied it to The Post & Email here. Booth has reported that the woman has Fed-Exxed the original of the document to her.
On April 11, 2011, Dr. Chiyome Fukino, former director of the Hawaii Department of Health, told MSNBC that long-form birth certificates were no longer available. But when did that become policy? Who ordered this change in policy since at least one such form was issued to a requester last month and posted here?
2:47 p.m. EDT: The Post & Email has left a message with Dr. Alvin Onaka, Registrar of Vital Statistics at the Hawaii Department of Health, requesting the documentation making long-form birth certificates unavailable to those born in the state. We also contacted Gov. Neil Abercrombie’s office and asked the secretary why suddenly Hawaii residents can no longer have access to their original birth record. She asked this writer my name and where I was calling from, which I gave her. She then interrupted me and transferred me to the governor’s spokesperson, Ms. Donalyn Delacruz, with whom we left a voice message with our phone number and email address.
While Dr. Fukino claimed in her interview with MSNBC that she has seen Obama’s original vital record, Gov. Abercrombie has stated that one does not exist. Why was Fukino inspecting Obama’s alleged record if it is against the law and the document doesn’t exist? Or did it exist when she was Health Department Director and now it has disappeared since Abercrombie took office?
Last night, Donald Trump was interviewed by Greta Van Susteren and said, “If he (Obama) had a birth certificate, I think he’d produce it.”
Obama adviser David Plouffe called Trump’s questioning of the existence of Obama’s birth certificate “a sideshow.”
What are the Hawaii officials hiding, why, and how many will pay a price? What is Obama hiding?
3:24 p.m. EDT: The following email was sent to Donalyn Delacruz, to whom this writer was referred after reaching Gov. Abercrombie’s secretary:
From: Sharon Rondeau
Sent: Tue 4/12/11 3:23 PM
RE: CHANGE OF POLICY AT THE HAWAII DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH
Mahalo. I operate an online newspaper, The Post & Email, and we have been investigating corruption in your state and all over the country for the last 20 months.
A resident of Hawaii went to the Health Department this morning and filled out the request form for a copy of his long-form birth certificate. The man was told he can no longer obtain one.
When did this policy change, and where is the documentation? Why would someone be refused a copy of his original vital record? I have one of mine.
I left a message with your office last week which was not answered, before Dr. Chiyome Fukino told MSNBC yesterday that long-form birth certificates are no longer available.
Your governor has stated that Obama has no long-form birth certificate, although the previous governor said that he did. In fact, Dr. Fukino said she had seen it twice, in violation of state law. Also discussing what was in the birth record is a violation of your law.
Can you tell me what is going on? Has the policy been changed to protect Obama? Why did Governor Lingle say that Obama had an original vital record but Governor Abercrombie says he doesn’t? Was it made to disappear, or, as former Elections Clerk Tim Adams has stated, did one never exist?
What are officials in Hawaii hiding from the American people, and why?
The Post & Email, Inc.
An excerpt from a report given to us by a researcher who traveled to Hawaii last summer, funded in part by The Post & Email’s Legal Fund, states:
MRS. RONDEAU: There have been reports and affidavits signed by licensed investigators that Obama is using a social security number that had been previously assigned to someone, and the Social Security Administration has been quoted as having said that numbers are never reassigned. And now your research raises the question as to whether or not his certificate number could have previously been assigned.
RESEARCHER: Yes, we’re trying to ascertain to whom it may have been actually assigned and explore the possibility of obtaining a certified copy of the long-form birth certificate which, contrary to what has been reported, the DoH still issues. I don’t know where I’ve seen the statement supporting the Department of Health’s contention that it now issues only a Certificate of Live Birth, but it’s not true. When I was at the Department of Health, I observed a woman who was directly in front of me in line order a copy of her long-form birth certificate. She was told that it would take about a week to obtain. She made arrangements to pick it up at the DoH office in lieu of having it mailed to her since she worked across the street.
The Hawaii Department of Health’s website has an online application form to request “certified copies” of vital records.
The Post & Email has reported previously that the Hawaii Department of Health has lied about birth index data and verbally changed the rules as events unfolded in regard to Obama. No one from the department has ever refuted our claims, and they will not return our calls.
11:20 p.m. EDT: None of our calls to Hawaii has been returned.
Tags: Certificate of Live Birth, Certification of Live Birth, Department of Hawaiian Home Lands, Donald Trump, Donalyn Delacruz, Dr. Chiyome Fukino, Governor Neil Abercrombie, Hawaii Department of Health, Long-form birth certificate, Miki Booth, MSNBC