Since we are in the border, it is very common for a family member (father, mother or acquaintance) to take our children to the neighbor country for a few days or a few hours with our permission, however, when they take our children without permission of the person who has legal paternal authority, there is the offense of International Child Abduction.
In order to be able to return the child to his / her country of origin, in this case Mexico, it`s necessary to initiate the process of INTERNATIONAL RETURN, this procedure begins at Secretaria de Relaciones Exteriores (SRE).
SRE has a department specialized in restitution of minors, through which it works together with the government of the where the child has been taken to initiate an investigation and subsequently order the return of the minor to his / her country of origin.
Lic. Melissa Mariel