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    My daughter is married to a man here from Mexico illegally. If they have a baby, will it have Mexican citizenship as well as American citizenship? I heard that dual citizenship occurs in this instance.

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    Default Re: Citizenship For Baby

    Depends on who you ask.

    The United States' position is that if you're born here, you're a citizen, no matter the nationality of your parents.

    Mexico, however, passed a law in 1988 stating that any child of a Mexican national may claim Mexican citizenship, even if s/he is a citizen of another country.

    (See here.)

    Your hypothetical grandchild would have to act to claim Mexican citizenship, it appears. If s/he is born in the US, his/her US citizenship is automatic.
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