WEAU | Eau Claire, Wisconsin | News, Weather, & Sports

Walker requests Mexican Consulate office in Wis.

By: AP Email
By: AP Email

MADISON, Wis. (AP) -- Gov. Scott Walker is requesting the Mexican Consulate open an office in Wisconsin because of the state's growing Hispanic population.

Walker says the Mexican Consulate office serving Wisconsin is located in Chicago, and that office also serves Illinois and Indiana.

While a mobile consulate also is available, Walker says there is a backlog, and Mexican nationals seeking documents in Wisconsin must wait two months or more.

Walker made the request in letters to Mexican President Enrique Pena Nieto and Mexico's ambassador to the U.S., Eduardo Medina Mora.

According to the Census Bureau, Hispanic residents made up 6 percent, or about 355,000 residents, of Wisconsin's population in 2012. Milwaukee County's Latino population now makes up nearly 14 percent of the county's population.

Mexico is Wisconsin's second-largest export market.


Comments are posted from viewers like you and do not always reflect the views of this station.
powered by Disqus
WEAU 13 NEWS 1907 S. Hastings Way Eau Claire, WI 54701 By Phone: Main Number (715) 835-1313 and (715) 832-3474. Tip Line (715) 839-WEAU - (715) 839-9328 Sports Line (715) 852-1537
Gray Television, Inc. - Copyright © 2002-2014 - Designed by Gray Digital Media - Powered by Clickability 227713971 - weau.com/a?a=227713971