Monday, March 13, 2017

AZMEX I3 12-3-17

AZMEX I3 12 MAR 2017

Note: As always, it is all about illegal immigration, as often observed, legal immigrants from Mexico and elsewhere seldom need that kind of help.

Consulate of Mexico launches Advocacy Center
Mar 9, 2017

Consulate of Mexico launches Advocacy Center
Aaliyah Montoya/Douglas Dispatch
Consul Jorge Ernesto Espejel (center) leads a ribbon cutting ceremony for the new Advocacy Center, alongside local officials on March 3, at the Consulate of Mexico.

The Consulate of Mexico launched an Advocacy Center for Mexican Nationals Abroad
in Douglas on March 3.

According to Consul Jorge Ernesto Espejel, this Advocacy Center is one of 50 located throughout the Mexican Consular Network in the United States, in part of an initiative set by President of Mexico,
Enrique Peña Nieto.

This new initiative takes into consideration new immigration measures announced by the U.S. Federal Government, said Espejel.

The main objective of the Advocacy Center is to provide status information and legal representation to Mexican nationals living in the United States.

"It is being supported by a strengthened network of local partners, lawyers, law students, immigration law clinics, and pro-immigrant and minority rights litigation organizations," Espejel said during the center's inauguration ceremony. "Advocacy Centers will provide an exclusive space for Mexican nationals who require direct legal counseling and advice."

The center will carry out Know your Rights workshops, a program designed to teach users "how to act and protect their constitutional rights," the Consul described, in the event of immigration detention.

The Consul added that Immigration screening workshops will also be offered to bring awareness to Mexicans on immigration options, possible migratory remedies, or risks of deportation based on reliable information.

Other workshops will cover dual nationality, and deportation prevention.

The Advocacy Center will promote pro-migrant and litigation organizations, and will reinforce visits to county, state and federal prisons as well as immigration detention facilities.

"The consulates will verify the conditions of the detention of Mexican nationals, and that they comply with the due process," said Espejel. "In this regard, consular officials will pay attention to the possible irregularities and abuses during the arrest or detention of the persons, to provide them with the corresponding legal services."

In addition to strengthening legal services offered by the Mexican Consulate, the Advocacy Center will identify corporations, institutions, foundations and other organizations that offer pro-bono assistance and legal defense in the migratory arena.

The consul mentioned that the signing of memorandums of understanding will be promoted with state and local authorities, in the area of family law, for consular services linked to preserve family unity in custody cases of children and adolescents.

For more information on the Advocacy Center for Mexican Nationals Abroad visit the Consulate of Mexico located at 1324 G Avenue.


Governor Pavlovich 12,500,000 pesos to support returnees ($637,000 USD )


HERMOSILLO.- Gov. Claudia Pavlovich Arellano has provided $ 12.5 million in support for shelters in the Sonora-Arizona border region for the care of undocumented migrants who will be deported from the United States due to immigration policies announced by The President, Donald J. Trump.

In her speech, the state attorney recalled that last year 37,000 immigrants crossed into Sonora, deported to Mexico from the United States; And that the institution is the third largest number of undocumented refugees, and provided financial support to shelters operated by citizen altruistic organizations in Agua Prieta, Nogales, Altar, Plutarco Elías Calles (Sonoyta), Naco and San Luis Río Colorado .

It is not the State that is prepared to receive the migrants, it is the society organized in general next to the Government that is dealing with the problem, these shelters do not exist since yesterday, but have been working for a long time and we have to recognize their work , I want to say that it is not the government that is prepared but the society in Sonora has long been prepared and thanks to them there are these shelters that we are supporting today, "said Governor Pavlovich.

In addition to the financial support for the support of the undocumented immigrants who arrive at the shelters, resources were also provided for 40 productive projects of compatriots who decided to stay in Sonora, so that they could start a business of their own and earn a livelihood. Here we are to receive the migrants in the best way, giving them the opportunities they require, trying to make the best effort for them to have a decent job, so that they can move forward, "added the Sonora Governor.

Only last year, she explained, more than 37,000 Mexican repatriates were received in Sonora, of which 22,000 entered through the Nogales border and 15,000 through San Luis Río Colorado. However, only 8.7 percent of those deported to Sonora are from our state.

Sonora ranks as the third entity in the country that receives the highest volume of Mexicans deported to the northern border.

She explained that this support will strengthen the shelters that serve migrants, will be trained in productive skills and promote self-employment for repatriated workers, to improve the conditions in which national and international migrants make their return to their communities.

The Fund for Migrant Support was delivered to shelters in Altar, Agua Prieta, Hermosillo, San Luis Rio Colorado and Nogales. In addition, 40 Sonora repatriates from Bacoachi, Nacozari, Empalme and Cananea received productive support to start or strengthen the business they started in their communities.


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