Plan aims to save US-born children in Mexico from legal limbo

09/20/16 The Guardian

education - school childrenA new scheme to ease bureaucratic obstacles blocking access to health and education for hundreds of thousands of American-born children living in Mexico has been launched by the US and Mexican governments.

About 550,000 children born in the US are currently living across Mexico as a result of an increased number of deportations and voluntary repatriations driven by the US economic downturn and family obligations. These children face an array of legal and social difficulties assimilating into their new lives, including language and culture barriers, bullying, mental health problems and long delays getting into school.

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