July 23, 2012
Mercury News, 07/23/2012
The Mexican Embassy on Monday opened the doors to its San Jose, San Francisco and 48 other consular offices across the United States to undocumented immigrant youths seeking work permits and deportation relief through a new Obama administration directive.
The U.S. government won’t begin accepting deportation relief applications until Aug. 15, but the Mexican government will help eligible young people apply by giving them information and ensuring they have the proper documents, said Juan Carlos Lara-Armienta, the Mexican Embassy’s head of Latino affairs.
August 1, 2011
The New York Times, 8/1/11
In San Francisco, where bicycle commuters often wear full-body spandex suits, my patient Carlos could easily be spotted: the Mexican man in mustard-colored work boots and painter’s overalls stained with gear grease, furiously pedaling an adolescent’s red Huffy.
He was the only patient I’ve ever had who rode a bike to his medical appointments, making his way from the docks under the Bay Bridge to our roving clinic about three miles across town. Our clinic for uninsured patients like Carlos was actually a converted cargo van that drove the back alleys of the city, stopping behind big-box stores and beneath bridges to repair cuts and scrapes among the city’s homeless population.