Scared Mexicans flood Mexican consulates in US

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Fearful Immigrants Flood Mexican Consulates in U.S.

 

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LOS ANGELES — First came the anxious calls in the days after the election of President Trump. Now, people begin lining up before 8 a.m. and crowd the waiting rooms inside the Mexican Consulate here.

Mexican citizens come to renew passports that have been unused for more than a decade. They desperately ask lawyers if they can do anything to help them stay in the United States. They register their children for Mexican citizenship, just in case they are sent back and decide to move their whole family with them.

When the consulate began to get reports of dozens of Mexicans being arrested by immigration officials last week, they immediately dispatched lawyers to the federal detention center downtown. Officers closely monitored social media, simultaneously trying to get information and quash unfounded rumors. In one case, they helped a man whom immigration officials had quickly sent to the border for deportation return to Los Angeles for a hearing in immigration court.

 

These are demanding times for the 50 Mexican consulates scattered throughout the United States. With Mr. Trump’s promise to crack down on immigrants living in the United States illegally and an executive order that vastly expands who is considered a priority for deportation, Mexicans living here illegally are increasingly on edge.

And consulates are moving quickly to help. As official representatives of the Mexican government in the United States, the consulates can provide legal guidance and resources for people and families dealing with immigration issues. Mexicans make up about half of the country’s 11 million undocumented immigrants.

The relationship between Mexico and the United States is at its lowest point in years. After a 35-year-old mother of two American citizens was deported in Arizona last week, the Mexican government warned their citizens living in the United States of a “new reality.” It urged “the entire Mexican community” to “take precautions” and be in touch with the nearest consulate.

Mexican officials say they are eager to keep families already living in the United States together. There are economic concerns too: Mexicans living abroad send more than $25 billion back home, with most of the money coming from the United States, according to Mexico’s central bank.

Perhaps nobody is as busy as Carlos García de Alba, the consul general in Los Angeles, one of the largest offices in the country. He has begun to train nearly every employee in basic legal services and expects to bring in many more immigration lawyers. Still, in recent months, Mr. García has felt torn between his efforts to increase services to worried constituents and trying to calm their nerves...................

 

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Illegal immigrants are finally concerned with their immigration status?

MAGA

Wah wH wah wah

AnthonyWeiner - I love how news outlets want to hold on to the story of that woman being deported from Arizona like it's a harbinger of bad events. She was a fucking felon. Good riddance.
You shared an apartment and you don't tell us OG ers man. Fuck OUTER here

With jon Stewart

Good.

White347LX - Illegal immigrants are finally concerned with their immigration status?

MAGA

"In breaking news ... criminals are caught and prosecuted for the first time in 8 years"

Mexican officials say they are eager to keep families already living in the United States together. There are economic concerns too: Mexicans living abroad send more than $25 billion back home, with most of the money coming from the United States, according to Mexico’s central bank.

 

This is the main concern for mexico. All their talks of racism over immigration enforcement are really about this. They're terrified of losing that much money. 

Good, it sounds like for the first time in a very long time we may be doing something right. 

And who ever said shit talking doesn't get anything done.

jdsga - 

Mexican officials say they are eager to keep families already living in the United States together. There are economic concerns too: Mexicans living abroad send more than $25 billion back home, with most of the money coming from the United States, according to Mexico’s central bank.

 

This is the main concern for mexico. All their talks of racism over immigration enforcement are really about this. They're terrified of losing that much money. 


Plus unhappy citizens being able to head north has long been an important safety valve for the mexican elites.

banco -
jdsga - 

Mexican officials say they are eager to keep families already living in the United States together. There are economic concerns too: Mexicans living abroad send more than $25 billion back home, with most of the money coming from the United States, according to Mexico’s central bank.

 

This is the main concern for mexico. All their talks of racism over immigration enforcement are really about this. They're terrified of losing that much money. 


Plus unhappy citizens being able to head north has long been an important safety valve for the mexican elites.

Yeah that too. They have their own problem with illegal immigration and their strategy was to push them up here. Tough times coming to mexico.

AnthonyWeiner - I love how news outlets want to hold on to the story of that woman being deported from Arizona like it's a harbinger of bad events. She was a fucking felon. Good riddance.

Or how they bragged that Obama deported more people than Bush but fast forward to Trump and suddenly it's inhumane and against the values of America.

crazydave -
White347LX - Illegal immigrants are finally concerned with their immigration status?

MAGA

"In breaking news ... criminals are caught and prosecuted for the first time in 8 years"

......and people are outraged over this latest display of fascism!!!!!

It's so fucking bizarre to see criminals being painted as victims like this. Really fucks up my perception of reality

Good take their asses back to their country.

EndOfAntiSocial - It's so fucking bizarre to see criminals being painted as victims like this. Really fucks up my perception of reality
It is a sad comment on our country that criminals are now victims and those that enforce common sense laws are oppressors

crazydave -
White347LX - Illegal immigrants are finally concerned with their immigration status?

MAGA

"In breaking news ... criminals are caught and prosecuted for the first time in 8 years"

But but... Now they know what having no hope feels like!!!

Is Mexico really that horrible to live in? Maybe we should just take it over like the russkies did in Crimea and give those poor mexicans a country worth living in instead of them turning our country into a third world shithole.

You live in an environment where cartels are the law and the law is corrupt. Fear of death by gunfire is a daily concern for you and your family. You can barely make enough money to feed yourself and your loved ones. Your children need to start working as soon as physically possible foregoing any semblance of an education that they may have received. You can walk a few miles and literally all of these concerns are a non-issue. Easy choice. 

 

As long as these conditions exist in Mexico there will be illegal immigration.