IMPERIAL COUNTY— The Supreme Court of the United States had a 4-4 tie on the lawsuit filed by several states on the constitutionality of President Obama’s unilateral program of deferred action for childhood arrivals in its extended version (DACA for its acronym in English) and Deferred Action program for Parents of US Citizens and Lawful Permanent Residents (DAPA by its acronym in English).
Therefore, the Government of Mexico, through the Ministry of Foreign Affairs (SRE), makes a thoughtful call to the Mexican community and Mexico-American to be kept informed on this matter through our embassy in the United States and 50 consulates, among other official sources.
The SRE invites Mexican nationals to visit the facilities of the nearest consulate, call the Center for Information and Assistance Mexicanos (CIAM) which operates daily (1-855-463-6395); to download the application at no cost to cell phones and mobile devices, “MiConsulmex”; to follow the official accounts of the embassy and consular representations in social networks; and be aware of the information coming from official sources in the mass media.
Similarly, although the DACA program announced in June 2012, which has benefited more than half a million young Mexicans, remains in force, as a result of this decision, applications will be accepted to benefit from action programs deferred expanded DACA and DAPA. Thus we warn the community about possible deception and immigration fraud.
Mexico will be attentive to the evolution of this process and, through the SRE to continue to facilitate obtaining documents and consular IDs. Embassy and consular network in the United States will redouble their efforts to provide information and timely assistance to our citizens, regardless of their immigration status.