Monday, November 21, 2016
to Protect the Mexican Community in the U.S.'
Mexican Ministry of Foreign Affairs
These actions aim to provide Mexicans living in the U.S. with information
from the Mexican government to help them avoid being victims of abuse and fraud.
The Foreign Ministry will take the following
steps through its embassy and 50 consulates:
1. Inform people about the Information and Assistance Center for Mexicans (CIAM). Individuals requiring assistance, information and consular protection from the Mexican government should call the toll-free
phone number in the United States: 1-855-463-6395.
2. Establish a 1-800 hotline available 24/7 to report incidents and
answer questions about immigration measures.
3. Encourage the Mexican community to use the free MiConsulmex mobile app. This app provides important immigration information and
contact information for the consulates and providers of immigration services.
4. Increase the presence of mobile consulates and consulates on wheels, to provide comprehensive protection and documentation services to a greater number of people in their communities.
5. To encourage all Mexicans
to obtain official identification documents, the number of appointments for consular IDs, passports and birth certificates
will be increased.
6. Boost the registration and issuance of birth certificates to the children of Mexican nationals born in the U.S.
7. Extend the business hours
of the consulates’ protection departments in order to expand the number of cases handled.
8. Speed up the opening of financial advisory
modules and strengthen the banking campaign within the consulates.
9. Strengthen dialogue with state and local authorities, with the
understanding that local policies largely determine the course of the daily lives of Mexicans in the U.S.
10. Strengthen relationships
with civil rights organizations.
11. Urge communities to avoid any conflict, and to avoid taking actions that could lead to administrative
or criminal penalties.
Press release, "Eleven Measures to Protect the Mexican
Community in the U.S.," Nov. 18, 2016, Ministry of Foreign Affairs (SRE), Mexico, DF; translation SRE