MEXICAN CONSULATE GENERAL TO HOST MEETING REGARDING TRAVEL TO MEXICO

MEXICAN CONSULATE GENERAL TO HOST MEETING REGARDING TRAVEL TO MEXICO

With support from Doña Ana County and the City of Las Cruces, the Mexican Consulate General will host a meeting at 6:30 p.m., Thursday, Dec. 14, 2000, at City Council Chambers in Las Cruces.
The purpose of the meeting will be to educate school principals, members of the clergy and other people who have intensive public contact on new guidelines governing entry into Mexico.
“Before people start traveling for the holidays, we need to make sure they understand the paperwork they will need to cross the border, as well as what property they can take in and out of the country and what rules and laws they will be expected to follow,” said Consul General Antonio Meza.
Meza, who was in Las Cruces Dec. 8 to arrange the meeting, said he is hopeful that participants will educate those with whom they come in contact in parishes, churches, classrooms and other venues where people likely to travel to Mexico during the holidays will be able to get the information.
“We will have pamphlets available in both English and Spanish to help people understand the rules,” Meza said. “We are eager to answer questions and minimize any difficulties that any travelers may have.”
Las Cruces Mayor Ruben Smith said he is hopeful that the Dec. 14 meeting will lead to a series of public interactions hosted by Mexican and American government officials through which the citizenry of both nations can be educated on orderly travel and the laws governing border crossings.
“We are tremendously grateful to Consul General Meza for making this opportunity available to us,” Smith said. “We see this as the beginning of a partnership that will make border crossing a less stressful event for all parties.”
For more information about the Dec. 14 meeting, contact the Public Information Office at either Doña Ana County (505-647-7229) or the City of Las Cruces (505-541-2027).