Mexico to streamline academic requirements for deportees

Among the changes will be dropping the costly and onerous requirement that identity documents and academic transcripts come with a certified translation and a government-certified authentication known as an apostille
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02/02/2017
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Mexico's education ministry says President Enrique Peña Nieto has instructed that officials make it easier for Mexican students deported or voluntarily returning from the United States to enroll in the country's schools.

Peña Nieto's instruction is recognition that U.S. President Donald Trump could make good on his promises to deport more Mexicans who entered that country illegally.

Families have long complained about the reams of paperwork necessary to enroll children or transfer academic credits upon return to Mexico. Among the changes will be dropping the costly and onerous requirement that identity documents and academic transcripts come with a certified translation and a government-certified authentication known as an apostille.

The ministry's statement says a package of education reforms will be sent to Mexico's Senate that would make the changes permanent.

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