On Saturday, the Mexican Secretary of Foreign Affairs Luis Videgaray formally announced that Mexico will be operating centers for the defense of Mexican immigrants in its consulates and embassies across the United States. These centers are designed to provide Mexican migrants with legal representation or assistance, in order to protect Mexican immigrants in the U.S. Earlier in the week, Videgaray said that 54 million dollars had been distributed for these services and 320 temporary employees would be hired to handle the extra work. The ministry also added in a statement that said these centers would be connected with a network of local allies, that includes lawyers and organizers dedicated to the defense of immigrant’s rights. Back in January, President Enrique Pena Nieto announced that Mexico would assure their citizens in the U.S access to protection. Also, the Mexican embassies and consulates will start producing birth certificate for those immigrants who don’t have one, so they will be able to acquire passports and visas.
Our Verdict: This new program that Mexico has started will be a great outlet for any legal questions or concerns immigrants have about their status in the U.S. This program should help to strengthen the rights of immigrants in the U.S and also help to disseminate important legal information to immigrants. There is a Mexican embassy in every state, so if you have questions find the nearest embassy to you or give them a call.