A ribbon-cutting ceremony hosted by the Paramount Chamber of Commerce celebrated MEX-USA Legal Services, which operates in Paramount, on March 8.
MEX-USA Legal Services, founded in 2014, provides assistance with legal representation in Mexico for residents of the United States who are unable to travel to Mexico because of immigration status. Services offered include: purchase-sale contracts, divorce proceedings, Live Scan, and obtaining dual citizenship, birth certificates, and travel permits for minors.
CEO and founder of MEX-USA Legal Services Annel Delgado said it was her dream to provide legal services and resources to the Mexican community and immigrants living in the United States.
“This is the culmination of my hard work,” Delgado said.
“I’m not alone,” Delgado added, thanking staff members by name as well as her mother. “I have a team who work very, very hard.”
MEX-USA Legal Services currently has an office in Long Beach, and Delgado says she plans to open an office in Paramount in the future.
The event was attended by representatives of the offices of state Senator Lena Gonzalez and Assemblymember Anthony Rendon, the office of County Supervisor Janice Hahn, and the City of Paramount.
Patricia Sosa Castellanos, Secretary-General of La Confederación Autónoma de Trabajadores y Empleados de México (CATEM), a Mexican labor union, was also in attendance and announced a partnership with Mex-USA to provide legal services to workers who are relocating to the United States from Mexico.
“The city of Paramount has a thriving business community and we are so proud to add your business [to] this tight-knit family,” Pauline Aguayo, a Paramount representative, said.
“[Delgado’s] commitment to the community is inspiring to us,” Jayro Sandoval, Field Representative for Gonzalez, said. “You serve customers, people of Mexican descent or Central American [descent], with dignity… that’s what really shines through, not just [in] your personality, but [in] your work.”