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Consulate asks Mexican nationals living in Indiana to remain calm amid immigration fears

Video message tells people to expect changes
Posted at 9:46 PM, Nov 22, 2016

INDIANAPOLIS -- The Mexican consulate in Indianapolis issued a video message to Mexican residents not born in the United States asking them to remain calm amid fears of immigration following this year's election. 

The video begins with a graphic in Spanish which reads “Estamos Contigo” which in English means “We are With You.”

The message is delivered by Javier Abud Osuna, who oversees the Mexican consulate on the south end of Indianapolis. In his message, he asks people to remain calm during these uncertain times making an inference to the new presidential administration which intends to crackdown on illegal immigration.

Abud tells those seeing the video that there could be immigration actions as soon as February that could impact people. He says people with questions should contact the Consulate at 317-761-7600 and ends his statement by saying “You are not alone. We are with you.”

The translation below is not an official translation from the Mexican Government.

It was translated by our bilingual reporter Rafael Sanchez who majored in Spanish in College.

Javier Abud Osuna:

These are times of uncertainty. Be calm, don’t get involved in provocations, and don't be scammed by shady offers.(Editor’s note: Some lawyers may offer legal services at high prices that will not help.)

The government of Mexican President Enrique Pena Nieto and all Mexicans are with you. We want to inform you about the possible immigration actions that could impact you as early as February. We will provide you that information and bring it to you. You can also visit the Indianapolis consulate or call 1-317-761-7600. We are going to be in touch to inform you, to accompany you and to defend you in these moments. The most important thing is to be united. You are not alone. We are with you.”