Mexican Consulate of Tucson flooded with calls after election

Mexican Consulate of Tucson flooded with calls after election

TUCSON, AZ (Tucson News Now) - The Mexican Consulate of Tucson has been bombarded with calls from concerned members of the Hispanic community since last week's election.

For days, phones have been ringing off the hook with callers who are concerned, scared and looking for answers about their future.

Consul de Mexico Ricardo Pineda Albarran said they only got 500 phone calls about citizenship last month.

In the 48 hours after the election, they got 1,000 calls from concerned Hispanics.

In response to the high volume of calls and questions, the Mexican Consulate of Tucson is opening their doors Saturday morning, Nov. 19 from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.

Officials and attorneys will be available to answer any questions people have.

Albarran is telling everyone there is nothing to be concerned about just yet.

Anyone who has questions should stop by on Saturday, or call Centro de Informacion y Asistencia a Mexicanes (CIAM) at 1-855-INFO-395.

Officials also recommend people download their app: MiConsulmex.

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