A Reader Wants To Know More About The Mexican Government's Attitude To Mexican-Americans
June 24, 2015, 08:55 PM
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Re: James Fulford’s blog item PolitiFact Wrongly Claims Ann Coulter Is Wrong About America Absorbing A Quarter Of Mexico’s Population

From: Darren Light [Email him]

James Fulford recently wrote an article about Politifact's claim that Ann Coulter was not telling the truth when she said one-quarter of Mexico's population was in the US.

He stated (about Americans of Mexican descent): "...the Government of Mexico thinks they’re Mexican. Many of the Mexicans born in the US are born to Mexican parents who are citizens of Mexico, and they can go to Mexico and claim citizenship there if they want."

Can you tell me your source that says the government of Mexico considers Mexican-Americans actual Mexicans? Or the source that says they can go to Mexico and claim citizenship?

James Fulford writes: I got this friendly inquiry while I was out for walk and was able to answer it from my iPhone, looking it up with one thumb.

I suggested that re Mexican-Americans claiming Mexican citizenship, this article from Migration News might be on point:

Until March 1998, Mexicans who became naturalized US citizens lost their Mexican nationality. This is no longer the case: Mexican-born people as well as their children born abroad can maintain their Mexican ties if they wish.

Mexico: Dual Nationality, Politics, March 2000, Volume 7, Number 3

For the extent to which the Mexican government thinks of Mexican-Americans as Mexicans, see these two articles by VDARE.com's Allan Wall It's not just Allan's opinion, he's quoting the Mexican President and Foreign Ministry.

After I got home, I found a more recent article with a lot more:

And it is not as though Mexican leaders are concealing their intentions. To give just some examples, President Ernesto Zedillo (1994-2000) said: “You are Mexicans too- you just live in the United States.” More outrageously, he blustered: “We will not tolerate foreign forces dictating laws to Mexicans” (referring to U.S. immigration laws being applied to illegal aliens on U.S. soil!)

Vicente Fox (2000-2006) spoke of “large Mexican communities settled in that country [U.S.A.].”

Felipe Calderon (2006-2012) said: “There are Mexicans who are now Americans because they were born here [in the U.S.]” i.e. because of the anomalous anchor-baby interpretation of the 14th Amendment.

And current president Enrique Pena Nieto also sees “Mexican-Americans” as an extension of Mexico. One of his advisors, Arnulfo Valdivia (now director of the Instituto de los Mexicanos en el Exterior) said during the presidential transition period in 2012 that “There are 35 million Mexicans in other countries. “ And Valdivia said of those of Mexicans in the U.S. that “they do not, by reason of having left Mexico, lose all their rights…The intention is to continue having links, they still have roots in Mexico. There is no reason to exclude them nor to leave them out of the rights of their country [Mexico].”[Google Translate]

After all, according to Mexican law, all children born to Mexicans in the United States are potential Mexican citizens. There are now millions of dual U.S.-Mexican citizens and Mexico considers them its own. During the Iraq War, Mexico was organizing a census of all Mexican-origin soldiers in the U.S. military and moving to negotiate directly with Saddam Hussein over U.S. military prisoners of war who were dual citizens of Mexico and the U.S.

It’s No Joke—Russian-Style Cross-Border Ethnic Meddling Is Coming To America. In Fact, It’s Already Here, by Allan Wall, April 20, 2014