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Center for the U.S. and Mexico

U.S. Citizen Minors Living in Mexico

Pamela Lizette Cruz

U.S. Citizen Minors Living in Mexico.

Mexico’s Ministry of the Interior estimates there could be 430,000 to 600,000 children and youth who are U.S. citizens but now reside in Mexico. Without the necessary documents, they become a vulnerable population without proper access to schools or social and health services. This brief explores the issues related to this population and calls for more research to be done to understand its impact.