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What rights does a 16-year-old American father and his parents have to his child that was born in Mexico?

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According to the United States Nationality law the child is considered a U.S. citizen or has a right to be if the following applies to at least one of the parents of the child. In most cases, one is a U.S. citizen if all of the following are true: One of their parents was a U.S. citizen at the time of their birth; Their citizen parent lived at least 5 years in the United States before their birth; and At least 2 of these 5 years in the United States were after their citizen parent's 14th birthday. A person's record of birth abroad, if registered with a U.S. consulate or embassy, is proof of their citizenship. They may also apply for a passport or a Certificate of Citizenship to have their citizenship recognized. * Unless the couple were married neither the underaged father nor his parents have a legal claim to the child until paternity is established. Even though the child can hold Dual Citizenship custodial proceedings would be the jurisdiction of Mexico. An unmarried mother is legally presumed to have full custodial rights to a child until a court rules otherwise. The best option would be to consult with an attorney who is versant in International Law and Immigration.

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