Navigating the paperwork for official documents such as passports and identification cards can be challenging for anyone. For citizens of Mexico without reliable transportation or the ability to take time off work, it would be even more difficult without the mobile services of the Consulate General of Mexico, based in Seattle.
During the consulate’s most recent trip to Walla Walla, representatives from the consulate served 200 on Saturday, Oct. 18, and 150 on Sunday, Oct. 19, with the help of YWCA Advocates. “Bringing the Mexican Consulate services to our immigrant community helps them obtain their official IDs in a safe and convenient way,” said Lorena Ault, YWCA bicultural advocate.
These visits also help the consulate learn more about the needs of Mexicans living in our area and maintain a dialog with community leaders.