Mexico Issues Travel Warning for Arizona

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MEXICO CITY -- The Mexican government issued a travel warning to its citizens who plan to visit, live or study in Arizona, after the state adopted a law that makes it a crime to be undocumented, El Universal reports. Although details are not clear about the new law, the Mexican foreign ministry announced that “one must assume that any Mexican citizen may be disturbed or questioned without a major cause at any time.” The ministry has instructed Mexicans to be alert to any changes in the law and to respect the local legal framework. Five Mexican consulates in Arizona, located in Phoenix, Tucson, Yuma, Nogales and Douglas, are available 24 hours a day, seven days a week to provide legal aid to “all Mexicans who consider themselves to have been subjected to some abuse by authorities,” the Secretary of Foreign Relations announced.