Mexico opens ‘defender centers’ in U.S. consulates

Mexican Foreign Minister Luis Videgaray (R), seen here with U.S. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson (L), was in New York on Saturday to announce the opening of legal defense centers in Mexico’s 50 U.S. consulates to help Mexican nationals living in the United States fight deportation. Photo by Jose Mendez/EPA

March 6 (UPI) — Mexico’s Secretariat of Foreign Affairs, or SRE, said it has opened “defender centers” in Mexico’s 50 U.S. consulates to offer legal assistance to immigrants amid President Donald Trump‘s immigration orders.

“The Defender Centers are specifically designed to provide consular assistance as well as legal representation to all Mexican migrants who require support in the American union,” the SRE said in a statement.

The defender centers were first announced by Mexican President Enrique Peña Nieto‘s administration a week after…