Barriers to citizenship for U.S.-born children in Mexico

Master of Public Policy practicum project, 2013/14 

TRPI supported a team of graduate students to travel to Mexico City and conduct research on the barriers to Mexican citizenship for U.S.-born children who have migrated to Mexico. The project was a partnership between USC and the Instituto para las Mujeres en la Migración (IMUMI), a civil society organization that promotes the rights of Mexican migrant women and children.

While in Mexico City, the students met with multiple stakeholders, including the Secretaría de Relaciones Exteriores (SRE) and representatives of the U.S. embassy. One day was spent traveling to a community-based organization Instituto del Rincón, outside of Mexico City in Malinalco, where the issue of U.S.-born children residing in Mexico without Mexican citizenship is more pronounced due to the relatively high migrant population. This research culminated in an extensive policy analysis for the client.

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