The Mexican Consulate on Wheels program is coming to Aberdeen next week, bringing diplomatic and legal help to Mexican nationals living in Grays Harbor. The program was established by Mexico’s Seattle consulate after the November U.S. presidential election with the goal of reaching out to Mexican-born Washington residents, offering passport aid and other consular services.
According to 2016 US Census data, Grays Harbor’s population of almost 72-thousand is nearly 10% Hispanic or Latino, and 5.7% of the county’s residents are foreign-born.
From September 29th to October 1st the Consulate On Wheels will be at the Saint Mary’s Catholic Church at 306 East 3rd street in Aberdeen. Consular spokesman Pablo Mendicuti said they have conducted the three-day visits to cities throughout the summer including Yakima, Spokane, Pasco, Wenatchee, and Omak.
The Consulate On Wheels program receives applicants by appointment. Arrangements can be made prior to the event through the Mexitel phone line at 1-855-639-4835, or online at http://mexitel.sre.gob.mx/citas.webportal