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Mexico Senators, California Lawmakers Talk Trump's Immigration Agenda

Pedestrians cross into Mexico through the San Ysidro Port of Entry, Nov. 3, 2015.
Jean Guerrero
Pedestrians cross into Mexico through the San Ysidro Port of Entry, Nov. 3, 2015.

A delegation of Mexican senators met with California Democratic lawmakers over the past two days to talk about what they can do to help immigrants living in the U.S. illegally who may be at risk of deportation under President Donald Trump.

Mexican Senator Armando Rios Piter said Mexico wants to provide $50 million for legal assistance to its citizens in the U.S. who are afraid of deportation.

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"They need to know which are their rights," Rios Piter said. "Of course, they have a lot of fear. There's a lot of uncertainty because the speech of Donald Trump has been so aggressive."

Rios Piter also said the legal aid would be provided through Mexican consulates around the U.S.

Currently, he said, if someone is deported, their education credits would not be recognized by Mexican universities or businesses.

The Mexican senate is now considering a bill that would make sure U.S. school credits are transferable in Mexico.

They are also trying to provide financial aid for students who would be finishing their education in Mexico.