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United States Consulate General Nogales Mexico

Security Message for U.S. Citizens: 

Border Mass and Planned Protest at Nogales Port of Entry

March 31, 2014



Social media reports indicate that an immigration reform protest may take place on April 1st at either the Mariposa or DeConcini Ports of Entry in Nogales, Arizona.  U.S. authorities expect approximately 100 demonstrators at either location.

The protest is scheduled to take place in conjunction with a Border Mass held by the U.S. Catholic Bishops Conference at 9 a.m.  The mass will be held at the border fence near the Morley Gate at the DeConcini Port of Entry and may be attended by more than 1000 people on each side of the border fence. 

Even demonstrations intended to be peaceful can turn confrontational and escalate into violence.  You should avoid areas of demonstrations, and exercise caution if in the vicinity of any large gatherings, protests, or demonstrations.

In order to receive the most current security information available, the U.S. Consulate General in Nogales encourages all United States Citizens living in or visiting northern Sonora to “Follow Us” on Twitter, or “Like Us” on Facebook.  The Consulate will use Twitter and Facebook to disseminate regular and time sensitive information related to the security situation in northern Sonora .

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We strongly recommend that U.S. citizens traveling to or residing in Mexico enroll in the Department of state's Smart Traveler Enrollment Program. STEP enrollment gives you the latest security updates, and makes it easier for the U.S. embassy or nearest U.S. consulate to contact you in an emergency.  If you don’t have Internet access, enroll directly with the nearest U.S. embassy or consulate. 

Regularly monitor the State Department's website, where you can find current Travel Warnings, (including the Travel Warning for Mexico), Travel Alerts, and the Worldwide Caution.  Read the Country Specific Information for Mexico.  For additional information, refer to “A Safe Trip Abroad” on the State Department’s website

Contact the U.S. embassy or consulate for up-to-date information on travel restrictions.  You can also call 1-888-407-4747 toll-free in the United States and Canada or 1-202-501-4444 from other countries.  These numbers are available from 8:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m. Eastern Time, Monday through Friday (except U.S. federal holidays).  Follow us on Twitter  and Facebook, and download our free Smart Traveler iphone App to have travel information at your fingertips.

The U.S. Consulate General in Nogales is located at Calle San José s/n
Fraccionamiento los Alamos C. P. 84065 Nogales, Sonora and is open from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.   The main phone number for the U.S. Consulate General is 631-311-8150.  If you are a U.S. citizen in need of urgent assistance, the emergency number for the U.S. Consulate General is 631-318-0723.