Transnational families are organized within more than one country, make constant decisions across borders, and challenge the current legal, political and social infrastructure.
In 2015, the Pew Research Center reported that the number of transnational families returning to Mexico from the United States is larger than those leaving Mexico for the United States. A survey reported that more than 550,000 US-citizen children of Mexican parents between the ages of 0 to 17 currently live in Mexico. Over half of these children have not been able to register their Mexican Nationality and access their rights as dual citizens.
This talk will present the barriers and procedures most families face during a return to Mexico. It will include a list of recommended actions to take in order to avoid family separation and guarantee access to rights and basic services in Mexico. It will also provide an overview of the advocacy and policy proposals civil society organizations are leading in Mexico.