The Government of Mexico, through the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, welcomes today’s announcement regarding a series of administrative measures on immigration by the United States Government. The measures have the potential to benefit a significant number of Mexicans in the country and increase their opportunities as well as help them live with greater dignity and certainty.

These measures will increase the already significant contributions that Mexicans make to the economy and society in the United States. At the same time, they respond to the multiple needs expressed by communities and will provide greater certainty and safety to families. The announcement includes the expansion of the Deferred Action Program for Childhood Arrivals (DACA); the establishment of a new deferred action program for parents of US citizens or legal permanent residents; the elimination and substitution of the Secure Communities program; as well as initiatives to promote immigrant integration and US citizenship; among others. Regarding border security measures, the Government of Mexico will closely monitor their implementation with respect to the safety and human rights of migrants.

It is important to underscore that the measures will take different periods of time to be implemented. In the meantime, there is no application process or payment that will allow individuals to benefit from the measures.

The Government of Mexico calls on the Mexican community in the United States to inform themselves regarding the content of the announcement through official sources of information such as our network of 50 consulates in this country and their tools of communication: the consular sites; the Center for Information and Assistance for Mexicans (CIAM), which operates daily (1 855 463 6395); our free smartphone app "MiConsulmex"; official social network accounts; and radio and television programs featuring consular personnel.

The Ministry of Foreign Affairs, through the Embassy of Mexico in the United States and our consular network, will closely follow the implementation of these measures in order to provide updated information to the Mexican community. We will also continue offering consular assistance and protection to all Mexicans, regardless of their migratory status.