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Wednesday, August 15, 2012 - 19:41
EL PASO — The Mexican Consulate saw no lines in El Paso despite deportation rules going into effect Wednesday, but officials said they were bracing for an onslaught of requests.
The consulate will be open Sunday, Aug. 15 and also several of the next few weekends to help applicants through the process.
It was estimated that 15 thousand immigrants in the El Paso area will be eligible for deferred status.
"With this decision, young people will have the opportunity to benefit the society, economy, and culture of the united states," said Jacob Prado, Consul General of Mexico.
Immigration lawyers Wednesday also warned against hiring public notaries in Texas who might offer legal advice for a fee.
Public notaries in Mexico can perform more legal functions than notaries in the U.S. Lawyers said some American notaries were trying to capitalize on that confusion by defrauding applicants.