Start Date

8-5-2013 2:15 PM

End Date

8-5-2013 3:45 PM

Subjects

Immigrants -- Oregon -- Political participation, Oregon -- Politics and government, Mexicans -- Oregon -- Social conditions, Illegal aliens -- Oregon -- Political participation

Description

In 2012, the Mexican Consulate in Portland, Oregon, through the local Spanish press announced the guidelines for participating in the election of the president of Mexico held in July of that year. Despite the efforts made by the Mexican authorities to promote voting, 22 interviews with Mexicans living in Oregon determined that the migrant population lacks the necessary tools to exercise their vote from this state. Most respondents think that the Mexican state by not facilitating their participation by providing those required tools, forget the enormous economic contributions of migrants to the country. Oregon is a new destination for Mexican immigrants; therefore most of them are undocumented, a situation that hindered their participation in the last election. Likewise, respondents highlight the anguish and uncertainty of not having the necessary documentation to engage in civic participation in their country of origin as well as their country of residence.

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http://archives.pdx.edu/ds/psu/9554

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May 8th, 2:15 PM May 8th, 3:45 PM

Perceptions of Mexican residents in Oregon about Mexican Politics

In 2012, the Mexican Consulate in Portland, Oregon, through the local Spanish press announced the guidelines for participating in the election of the president of Mexico held in July of that year. Despite the efforts made by the Mexican authorities to promote voting, 22 interviews with Mexicans living in Oregon determined that the migrant population lacks the necessary tools to exercise their vote from this state. Most respondents think that the Mexican state by not facilitating their participation by providing those required tools, forget the enormous economic contributions of migrants to the country. Oregon is a new destination for Mexican immigrants; therefore most of them are undocumented, a situation that hindered their participation in the last election. Likewise, respondents highlight the anguish and uncertainty of not having the necessary documentation to engage in civic participation in their country of origin as well as their country of residence.