Mexican Consulate plans Asheville visit to aid immigrants
(Mountain XPress) More than 24,000 Mexicans live in Western North Carolina, according to the Consulate General of Mexico’s Raleigh, N.C., office. Nearly 9,000 of them live in Buncombe County, and about 8,500 in Henderson County. For the past three years, the Consulate has brought its office to Asheville so that these legal immigrants can get help with a variety of needs. Led by Consulate General of Mexico Javier Díaz de León, a team of 10 people from the Raleigh office will be available on Oct. 19. Stations will be set up for each of the various services offered by the Consulate. There will also be information tables with nonprofit organizations and businesses that serve the Latino community. El Centro estimates that somewhere between 1,000 and 1,500 people will attend this event. Those interested in obtaining services need to make an appointment by calling the Mexitel hotline, 877-639-4835, through Oct. 18, between 8 a.m. and 8 p.m.
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