My family needs some advice on what to do with our predicament. In 2002 we immigrated to the USA so that my parents could find new work opportunities. In the 10ish years we spent in the US my brother and sister were born there. We needed to move back to Mexico and of course we needed to take my brother and sister with us. We couldn't really travel via air since my mother and I were illegal immigrants so the only real option was for us to drive all the way back to Mexico(we lived in South Carolina and DROVE all the way to Veracruz lol) and since we had cargo with us, again, driving there was our only option.
Before we made the journey though, mom made sure to gather all my siblings documentation including birth certificates, documentation of the hospital they were born in, social security, and passports. We drove to the border and arrived at an un-maned and unguarded border checkpoint at 9:00pm where we were supposed to get my siblings passport stamped and singed. We waited there for 4 hours for someone to arrive and sign our papers so that my brother and sister could pass, and so that all the stuff that we were carrying could be checked. no one showed up and the person that was driving us decided to just pass us across and take us to a safe place since that particular area was known for some... questionable activities. So to avoid our potential deaths we decided to book it and so we essentially smuggled my siblings out of the US...
TO MAKE MATTERS WORSE when it was time for them to finally go to school they couldn't enroll since they didn't have the nationality and my mother was so scared to give them the double nationality because we crossed the border without stamping their passports, essentially smuggling them into Mexico, and her fear was that the US gov would come and take them from her. They would have been ok-ish since we have family in the US and they most likely would have been placed there but that was still her fear. I am aware that things would have been fine if she would have done things the right way but people were pressuring her to hurry up and make the journey back, not to mention that others would tell her that the gov would take her kids away if she even wanted to go back.
Anyway, the time for them to enroll into school and get that sweet third world country education came along and they just couldn't do it. And so mom got a judge to help her register her children as if they were born here in Mexico... Basically doing the reverse of what Mexicans do in the US lel. They enrolled and got their education, grew up, and now they want to go back to the USA to continue their education.
The issue being is that they technically never left the US. What can we do? How would they be able to enroll into a school or get a job since they(US Gov) have no documentation of them ever having any education in the US? Could there be a way to merge their MX documentation with the US one? They have papers stating that they were born here in Mexico, they are "Mexican"... But they were born in the US and by all means are United States Citizens... I can't really say that the papers here were faked or doctored... they weren't. Our judge just helped them get registered here as if they were born here without taking into account the United Stated documentation. We have NO idea what to do or what angle to even begin attacking this issue from.
Any suggestions on what to do? I'm also really sorry if this wasn't the place to ask about this stuff. I had no idea where to ask and I thought that maybe Stack Exchange had something for issues like this. The closest I could find was the Travel section haha. If there's a better place to ask this, please do let me know!