The Mexican government opened legal aid centers at each of its 50 consulates across the U.S. Saturday to consult Mexican immigrants who may be affected by President Donald Trump's hard-lined policies targeting undocumented people living in the country. The "defense centers" were "specifically designed to provide consular assistance as well as legal representation to all Mexican migrants who require support in America," Mexico's Foreign Minister Luis Videgaray said in a statement. The centers will help the roughly 5.8 million undocumented Mexicans living in the U.S. gain dual citizenship, Videgaray said. Videgaray also said that Mexico allocated $54 million to the "defense centers," and hired 320 temporary workers to provide free legal assistance to Mexican citizens who might feel as if their human rights were being threatened in the U.S., CNN reported Sunday. The initiative was spearheaded by Mexican President Enrique Pena Nieto, who guaranteed Mexicans living immigrants in the U.S. that they would have access to legal guidance amid Trump's harsher deportation standards among undocumented people.
Mar-7-2017, 00:20:05 GMT