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My son is 24 years...
My son is 24 years old and was born in the U. S. as I was. His mother was born in Mexico and obtained U. S. citizenship some 30 years ago and has a U. S. passport. Recently she obtained a Mexican passport and is a dual citizen.
My son wants to become a dual citizen - Mexico and U. S.
Are there any down sides to this? Is it advisable?
Jesse Jefferies
Submitted: 2 years ago.Category: Immigration Law
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Hello my name is ***** ***** I am delighted to answer your questions today. I have 35 years experience as an immigration lawyer.

I cannot advise you on any Mexican law but it is not a problem with US.

The US law does require any US citizen to depart and enter the US using their US passport. He could not go to Mexico using the Mexican passport to depart the US, he has to show that if inspected by US authorities. He could use his Mexican passport if inspected by Mexican authorities.

If he departs by air he has to use his US passport with the airlines and must also use it with the airlines when departing Mexico.

While he is in Mexico Mexican law must be followed. If Mexico ever passed a law requiring him to serve in the Military he would have to abide by that law. Same if US passed a draft.

This Dept of State website gives good clear information easily understood.

http://travel.state.gov/content/travel/en/legal-considerations/us-citizenship-laws-policies/citizenship-and-dual-nationality/dual-nationality.html

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