February 27, 2023

"Mexican government finalizing plans to open consulate in New Brunswick"

Excerpted from The Daily Targum article, found here

The Mexican Foreign Ministry recently announced the establishment of a new Mexican consulate in the city of New Brunswick, according to a press release.

Mexican consulates provide vital services for passports, visas and other legal assistance but also deepen community outreach and bilateral relations, she said. The Mexican government outnumbers all international consular efforts with more than 50 locations nationwide.

Aldo A. Lauria Santiago, the director of the Center for Latin American Studies and a professor in the Department of Latino and Caribbean Studies, said Rutgers would benefit from fostering a relationship with the new Mexican consulate and building partnerships for the various Latin American academic departments and organizations on campus.

For example, the New York consulate has supported the students of Lehman College through its Mexican Studies Institute and financial aid programs directed at Mexican nationals, he said.

"At Rutgers, the number of students of Mexican descent has increased dramatically in the last 10 years," he said. "Other potential issues involve resources for Mexican descent students transitioning to graduate school, anti-racist and discrimination work, high school completion and support for day laborers and unions."

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