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Mexico Senators, Calif. Lawmakers Discuss Plans For Those Who May Be Deported

Gov. Brown Press Office / Twitter
 

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A delegation of Mexican senators met with California Democratic lawmakers over the past two days to talk about what they can do to help undocumented immigrants who may be at risk of deportation under President Donald Trump.

Mexican Senator Armando Rios Piter says Mexico wants to provide $50 million for legal assistance to its citizens in the U.S. who are afraid of deportation.

"They need to know which are their rights," says Rios Piter. "Of course, they have a lot of fear. There's a lot of uncertainty because the speech of Donald Trump has been so aggressive."

Rios Piter also says the legal aid would be provided through Mexican consulates around the U.S.

He says currently, if someone is deported, their education credits would not be recognized by Mexican universities or businesses.

The Mexican senate is now considering a bill that would make sure U.S. school credits are transferable in Mexico.

They are also trying to provide financial aid for students who would be finishing their education in Mexico.