Legal Definition of "Mexican National"

Legal Definition of "Mexican National"

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Since: Mar 07

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#1 May 30, 2008
What is the legal definition of the term "Mexican National"? I see that term used frequently but have not been able to find a legal definition.

Anyone?

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#2 Jun 1, 2008
So, none of us knows what a "Mexican National" is?
US National

Dallas, TX

#3 Jun 1, 2008
Mexican national is a Mexican citizen. A US national is a US citizen. Someone living here, was born in Mexico and speaks Spanish exclusively at home is a Mexican national. A Mexican that has become a US citizen is a Mexican American. Someone that has Mexican family roots, was born here and mainly speaks English is a US citizen. A US citizen that lives in Mexico and speaks English exclusively at home is a US citizen........

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Since: Mar 07

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#4 Jun 2, 2008
Thanks. Since I'm reading "Mexican National" in the news more and more frequently and seeing less and less of "illigal immigrant" does that mean the media are using the term "Mexican National" in lieu of "illiegal..." or "undocumented..." as they previosly did?
june

Douglas, GA

#5 Aug 9, 2008
so, A Mexican National is an illegal immigrant?
bgon

North Richland Hills, TX

#6 Dec 31, 2008
june wrote:
so, A Mexican National is an illegal immigrant?
A simple answer is If your parent are of Italian decent and you were born here in the u.s.a. you are an american citizen of ltalian decent ( Italian American) Or just an american citizen MY mother was basque background and my father from mexican parents Both born here in the states, So I was born here in the united states. But am seen as a mexican american or american citizen.
Sean Stangland

Merrillville, IN

#7 Dec 22, 2009
I believe the term is used solely for ensuring that readers understand the person in question is a resident of Mexico and not merely of Mexican heritage.
dcee

Saint Charles, IL

#8 Apr 21, 2010
pragmatist wrote:
What is the legal definition of the term "Mexican National"? I see that term used frequently but have not been able to find a legal definition.
Anyone?
There is actually more to it. "Mexican Nationals" can come and go at will into or out of the US as tourists and come every spring to San Antonio on big shopping trips. They have passports, drivers licence, birth certificates, etc from Mexico. The ones we see in San Antonio are usually rich and apear mostly of european spanish decent.
The "illegal immigrents" are usually poor, of indian decent and may not be documented in their own country. If they were they could get a passport and would not have to sneek across the border.
lmf

Riverton, UT

#10 Apr 22, 2010
Thanks for asking this because I was wondering the same thing.
ByTheSea

Palos Verdes Peninsula, CA

#11 Jun 1, 2010
So if "Mexican National" is listed as an option for I.D. purposes on a job or apartment application, the employer and landlord are in violation of Federal Immigration Laws, aren't they?
Question please

United States

#12 Jun 27, 2010
Fpr one if the Mexicans have a Indian Heritage, would'nt they be granted as other Indians in this country. Secondly, would not the state gov. come under legal scruitny of violation of Federal Law. Than it would open the door to sueing the school sys and legislation who granted the monies for Illegal federal activity. Like the Illegal's getting state AID and Teachers for the Language. The point is those who HIRED ILLEGALS and gave them STATE AID or LEGISLATIVE FUNDING. If my aunt had balz,she'd be my uncle! This thread is based in hate and discrimnation, mister. The whole if thing is about poor folks willing to work harder for a whole lot less... Tax those who made their wealth on the backs of those poor folks. Not the already poor and down trouten!
john stewartson

United States

#13 Jul 4, 2010
june from sugar land texas get this threw your head not all mexicans are illegals do you even here yourself talk man you are so ignorant
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Safat, Kuwait

#14 Jul 5, 2010
US National wrote:
Mexican national is a Mexican citizen. A US national is a US citizen. Someone living here, was born in Mexico and speaks Spanish exclusively at home is a Mexican national. A Mexican that has become a US citizen is a Mexican American. Someone that has Mexican family roots, was born here and mainly speaks English is a US citizen. A US citizen that lives in Mexico and speaks English exclusively at home is a US citizen........
The only thing I would find exception with in your post is the US National definition. A person can be a US National without being a Citizen. This comes into play in protectorates such as the US Virgin Islenads and American Samoa. I have a friend that is an American Samoan and he is a US National but not a citizen. The distinction is that he carries a US Passport but he can not vote in national elections. On his pasport were it referes to citizenship it says US National.
Not sure if there are any other diferences.
As to the Mexican Nationals I would guess that is probably right don't know for sure but it makes sense.
daltonguy

Dalton, GA

#15 Aug 1, 2010
I'm pretty sure that calling someone a "Mexican National" is just a polite but firm and official way calling someone a Mexican.
Mexican National

New York, NY

#16 Aug 11, 2010
I'm shocked by the ignorance here. It's truly stunning and sickening.
For your information (widely available on the Internet, in case you need independent verification of the facts), Mexican nationals do not have to reside in Mexico. Just like Americans can go live elsewhere if they want. You, in fact, be a dual American citizen and, at the same time, a Mexican national. Mexico does not make you surrender your Mexican nationality in order to accept the nationality of your host country. If you are a documented resident of Mexico, you are most likely a Mexican Citizen, and the word citizen implies that you LIVE in Mexico, and you have VOTING RIGHTS there. If you are a Mexican Citizen, you are also a Mexican National, but the reverse is not necessarily true. In my case, I'm a Mexican National, but I don't live there, so I'm not a citizen and I don't vote there. I'm an American-born daughter of Mexican-born parents, so basically I'm a Mexican born in the United States. And before you crazy daisies flame me, no one was undocumented in my case, you bunch of ignorant wingnuts.
So, let's review:
1. I was born in the U.S.
2. I am a Mexican National, not a Mexican citizen
If a landlord is asking about nationality in a housing application, he is likely in violation of federal statutes that protect people from unfair or biased housing practices.
Why am I a Mexican National? Why would I want to be? Well, mainly so that I can walk out of this country and back into the country of my roots, and have rights there...own land, work---and not be considered a foreigner. Mexico would welcome me. And I'll take my education and my money with me to get away from this xenophobic sinkhole that does nothing but scapegoat Mexicans for the problems we have NOTHING to do with.
Most of the U.S. is a suburban trailer park. People who come here make it BETTER. It can't get any worse.

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anonymous

Archbold, OH

#17 Aug 20, 2010
I agree that there is evident ignorance here. I was born in the USA to an American father and my mother was born in Mexico. She gained US citizenship legally. So I too have the option of being a Mexican national and not have to be a Mexican citizen nor reside in Mexico. I of course have not done so, but it is a possibility, and if I do, it does not mean I have to renounce my US citizenship. I can come and go between each country and own land in both, etc.
anonymous

Archbold, OH

#18 Aug 20, 2010
People SHOULD come into any foreign country legally just the same as anyone else: according to the law. One more thing. You can be poor and come into the country legally, as my mother did. You can be rich of Spanish decent(spain) and indian (if by that you mean purely Mexican/native)and be RICH OR POOR and go on shopping trips to San Antonio or anywhere else in the USA for that matter as long as you have the proper documentation regardless of status:tourist, permanent resident of USA or MEXICO, Mexican national or Mexican citizen, or US Citizen or US national.
dumies

Golden, CO

#19 Aug 27, 2010
a mexican national is the fricken mexicans who come over the border and do illegal activity terrorizing the country.
ie; drug smuggling,gang activity,firearms possesion,human trafficking, all the sh*@ duh!
Yumex

Prescott Valley, AZ

#20 Sep 6, 2010
If you think the people of Mexico will greet you with open arms--your wrong--If you ar an Americanized Mexican, we are called (pochos)and are not accepted by most!They can tell in the first 5 min. of talking to us and they are very predijuse twords us that move there and try to fit in.If you live and hang with boomers you will feel more normal.
Teresa

Lavon, TX

#21 Sep 15, 2010
Mexican National, your comments are as blatantly hateful and stupid as you seem to think we are. If you're so down on this country, why the hell are you here, you dumb a s s. How dare you reap the benefits as a citizen and then talk trash about us like that. You should go to your beloved poverty-ridden, crime-filled Mexico with your head hung in shame for your remarks about a country that offers so much to you and your people. Ungrateful B@$*@#%.

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