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The Mexican Consulate of San Francisco is taking its information-packed seminars for immigrant populations on the road this Saturday with a major assist from Boxer & Gerson and its bilingual Spanish-speaking attorney Maria Sager. The consulate’s presentation at St. Peter Martyr Church in the East Bay town of Pittsburg will feature a number of expert speakers addressing topics that include immigration counseling, passport processing assistance, and information on voting, consular registration, and worker rights. Prominent among the latter will be Sager’s presentation on workers’ compensation law, which will take place from 10 a.m. until noon.
The day will kick off at 9 a.m. and conclude at noon in the church on 740 Black Diamond St. in Pittsburg. All the proceedings will be in Spanish, and there is no cost to attendees.
These “mobile consulates” serve the purpose of outreach to those in distant locales throughout Northern California who would find it difficult to find their way into San Francisco for consular assistance and information. They have proven to be a welcome service in outlying communities, where up to 200 participants have attended in the past. Sager herself crosses the Bay Bridge into San Francisco once a month to make a similar presentation at the consulate, which serves as a nerve center for the many complex issues that are swirling around immigration at this time in the United States.