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By Miriam Raftery

March 6, 2017 (San Diego) – The Mexican government has announced that it is creating a network of help centers for Mexican immigrants at all consulates in the U.S.

The action aims to help Mexican citizens amid “fear and uncertainty” over President Donald Trump’s executive orders ramping up deportation and construction of a border wall, says Consul General Marcela Celorio in San Diego. 

The consulates have been deluged with calls and has worked to assist thousands of concerned people since Trump took office in November.

 “Mexicans live here, they have their kids here, they go to school, they work, they contribute to the society,” Celorio said, adding that her office wants to help integrate these individuals

She stressed that consulate staff will work to assist Mexicans in the U.S. while respecting American laws.

The consulate has also conducted 51 forums throughout San Diego County. The next one is scheduled on Mar. 11 in Escondido.