Mexican and US officials have stated that thousands of kids born in the US who relocated to Mexico lack proper documents to join Mexican schools and other social services. These children moved to Mexico as their parents were deported or transferred voluntarily. Gustavo Mohar Betancourt, a former Mexican diplomat, said that Mexico accommodating several undocumented children is entirely unaccustomed. As stated by the Mexican Ministry of Public Education, more than thirty thousand of the higher than half a million American-born kids residing in Mexico are in short of the required documentation like health reports and school records.
A Movement has begun to Identify and Document the Children
According to a statement by the U.S. State Department official, the children are entitled to a right of both nationalities and ought to have identity forms that validate both their Mexican and US citizenship. The US pursuit in Mexico, comprised of the consulates and embassies, is expanding, so it can distinguish and document these kids, according to a Migration Policy Institute’s associate policy analyst, Ariel Ruiz Soto. The institute initiated the Documéntate movement in 2014 to help tackle the issue of undocumented US citizen children residing in Mexico. Ruiz Soto says the US embassies in Mexico are simulating some efforts by Mexican delegations in the US, which have applied mobile offices to distinguish and record citizens outside of the vast population areas.
The Two Nations will Work Together to Tackle the Issue
In 2018, the US mission in Mexico, along with assistance from local Mexican authority offices, organized forty-two passport fairs in fifteen Mexican counties under the Documéntate crusade as stated by a State Department official. Identifying and verifying these shared inhabitants requires considerable cooperation among the two nations, mainly when folks live beyond the main inhabited areas. Interior secretary for Mexico, Miguel Ángel Osorio Chong, says that between 430,000 and 600,000 American–born minors are living in Mexico, even though the condition of their parents not always identified.