What is a Mexican Exactly?

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A young couple, we’ll call them Joe and Mary, decide to take one last vacation as a married couple before their first child, who is due on St Valentine’s Day, makes his arrival. Christmas is chaotic in both their families, so they choose the holidays to get away to Puerto Vallarta. When Mary goes into labor on Christmas Eve, it’s realized she must have miscalculated, when she gives birth to a healthy baby boy just after midnight. No, this isn’t a modern day Christmas story.
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The fact of the matter is little Joey is Mexican. What makes him so is that he was born in Mexico, in spite of his parentage. Mexicans are people born in Mexico, regardless of their heritage, which can be Italian, African, German, from anywhere in the world. Mexicans are also referred to as Americans, since Mexico is in North America, a common misunderstanding of travelers. It’s no different than calling a Spaniard or Norwegian European, because they are, indeed, from Europe. Mexicans have many roots.
Just how complicated is this for Mary and Joe? Baby Joey will be issued a Mexican birth certificate from the registrar’s office in Puerto Vallarta and his parents will have eighteen years to visit the Consulate General of the United States, though it’s recommended to have this accomplished much sooner. Upon presentation of the birth certificate and proof of at least one parent holding citizenship in the USA, Baby Joey will be issued a CRBA (Consular Report of Birth Abroad of a Citizen of the United States of America). It’s not horribly complex but it is important for Joey’s future since he is not a natural born citizen of the United States and his life could get complicated years down the road, when applying for a passport, university, bank loans, Social Security and other privileges. Joey will not be able to
Que es cómo es.
Answer A Mexican is a person holding the nationality of Mexico (country in North America, south of the United States) Just as American means a citizen of the United States. Mexican is a citizen of Mexico. Answer 1. of or pertaining to Mexico or its people. 2. of or pertaining to Spanish as used in Mexico. 3. of or pertaining to the Nahuatl language or its speakers. -noun 4. a native or inhabitant of Mexico, or a person of Mexican descent. People of Mexico or Mexican descent. Answer 1. You can’t really ask or say “what is a Mexican”. Yes, a Mexican person comes from the country of Mexico but “Mexicans” are made of many roots. Native American, Spanish, Italian, German, Irish, English, French and even of Asian decent. And yes Mexicans are (Americans) just like us in the US. Just like Indians are Asian in Asia. Spanish are European in Europe.


 

Thanks to our guest blogger Adam Garcia for this article!


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