Global Views

Mexican government launches new way to reach its citizens in the U.S. — with an app

Mexican government launches new way to reach its citizens in the U.S. — with an app

LatinaLista — If there's one sure sign of acculturation into U.S. society by immigrants, it's the ubiquitous smart phone. While not every immigrant may have a computer or even have access to one, most do have a smartphone — at least that's what the Mexican government is hoping for its citizens living in the United States.

This month, the Mexican government launched a new way for its citizens to contact their Mexican consulates — via the MiConsulMex app.

Available for both Android and Apple mobile devices, the free app makes it easier for Mexican immigrants to access services from their nearest consulate and information from the Mexican government.

Through the app, users can receive the latest news about consulate activities, federal assistance, addresses and locations of Mexican consulates in the U.S., information about needed documents, U.S. immigration law, the Deferred Action requirements and what to do in the event of a loved one's death, arrest, deportation, illness and even location of family members.

Perhaps the most useful application is how the app puts people directly in contact with the consulates and enables them to make appointments via the app, or by phone. A very handy application considering that most Mexican consulates aren't known for their short lines.

Click to add a comment

You must be logged in to post a comment Login

Leave a Reply

Global Views

More in Global Views


Peru’s beautiful and ancient Vilavilani cave paintings left unprotected

Latina ListaMarch 23, 2015

Want to find your ‘happy place’? Gallup poll says look in Latin America

Latina ListaMarch 19, 2015

Mexico launches nationwide whistleblower initiative with MéxicoLeaks

Latina ListaMarch 10, 2015

Peruvians want to throw trash TV off the airwaves

Latina ListaMarch 3, 2015

New threats challenge Mexico’s Teotihuacán’s chances of retaining splendor for next generation

Latina ListaFebruary 25, 2015

Infested coffee plants have Peruvian farmers growing more coca leaf

Marisa TreviñoFebruary 17, 2015

Uruguayan shoe company appeals to buyers to clean up environment and get a discount

Latina ListaFebruary 16, 2015

Indigenous community radio journalists in Guatemala seek global support to combat government abuse

Latina ListaFebruary 13, 2015

Is the Government Manipulating Kidnap Statistics in Mexico?

Latina ListaFebruary 9, 2015