An immigrant mother in Phoenix granted leniency during the Obama administration was deported to Mexico Thursday in what activists..
Mexican Consulates Flooded With Fearful Illegal Immigrants
- 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.
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.(Excerpt) Read more at: nytimes.com ...
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