Mexico’s Foreign Ministry has begun a series of immediate actions in their various consulates in the U.S., just days after the November 8 presidential election. Consular authorities are asking Mexicans to avoid conflict and actions that could get them arrested.
On Wednesday, Mexico’s Foreign Ministry issued a prepared statement titled “We are with you”. In their statement, Mexico’s top diplomats claim to be trying to keep Mexican nationals living in the U.S. from falling victim to abuses and fraud.
The move by Mexican diplomats comes days after the November 8 election where President Elect Donald J. Trump defeated Hillary Clinton. As part of his campaign, Trump called for stronger border security, a border wall, and a hard line against Mexican drug cartels and human smuggling organizations.
The plan unveiled by Mexican diplomats calls for 11 actions that will be implemented in Mexico’s embassy and in the 50 consular offices in the U.S., beginning today.
As part of the actions, Mexican diplomats are asking the community to avoid conflict and to not take part in actions that could result in penal sanctions.
Other actions by Mexican diplomats call for promoting an app, a service line, and the services of their information and help center. Mexican diplomats are also looking to push the presence of mobile help centers and community outreach programs in order to help make sure that Mexicans in the U.S. have identifying documents. Consular offices will also increase their office hours and number of appointments.
Mexican diplomats are also calling for a closer relation with U.S. state and federal law enforcement as well as with various civil organizations.