Mexico Launches Plan To Consult Mexicans Living In US

Roberto Valdovinos, head of the Institute for Mexicans Abroad, is shown speaking in a video behind as he gives a news conference, sitting center, in Mexico City, Thursday, March 14, 2019. The Mexican government is launching open-ended public consultation forums in the U.S. to give Mexicans living there a chance to opine on Mexico's national development plan. (AP Photo/Marco Ugarte)

(AP) – The Mexican government is launching a plan to give Mexicans living in the United States a voice on national policy.

The Institute for Mexicans Abroad is planning to hold open-ended public consultation sessions from mid-March to early April in 13 U.S. cities.  The head of the Institute said Thursday Mexicans can participate whether they are long-time established migrants or recent arrivals without proper documents.

Roberto Valdovinos said consultative forums will be held in San Francisco, San Diego, Sacramento, Fresno and Los Angeles, and also in the Texas cities of Dallas, Houston, San Antonio and El Paso.  Phoenix and Tucson will also have dates, as will New York City and Chicago.

The forums won’t be votes, but rather a chance for Mexicans abroad to opine on Mexico’s national development plan.

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