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Wednesday, September 07, 2005

News Flash: Mexico estimates 145,000 displaced by Katrina

Here's an excerpt from an interesting article:

Citing Mexican government estimates that 145,000 Mexicans may have been displaced by Hurricane Katrina, Mexico's consul general in Austin said Tuesday that he fears many victims are not seeking help for fear of being deported.

Jorge Guajardo appealed to Mexican victims to come forward and seek help from Mexican consulates in the United States.

"We are here to offer assistance, economic assistance and assistance helping them get in contact with their relatives back in Mexico, many who are worried for their well-being," Guajardo said.

Mexican President Vicente Fox said last week that the United States agreed to not prosecute undocumented Mexican migrants affected by the hurricane who seek help from U.S. emergency officials.


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