Immigrating to Massachusetts from Mexico

There is a thriving, vibrant Latin-American culture here in Boston, and 6% of the population are people who have come here from Mexico to build a life in our incredible city. They’ve contributed to the local economy, workforce, and culture.

Many Mexican immigrants have settled in East Boston, while others live in Roxbury, Jamaica Plain, Roslindale, and other neighborhoods. Each of these neighborhoods has a distinct character and incredible opportunities for recreation, shopping, dining, and forging community connections.

Pursuing an Education

46% of the projected job openings in Boston will require a college degree. Fortunately, Boston is one of the best cities in the world to pursue an education. There are 35 colleges, universities, and community colleges here. Several are Ivy league schools like Cambridge and MIT.

Those who prefer to work with their hands can find an outstanding education at any of Boston’s 60+ trade schools.

Finding Employment

There are plenty of job opportunities here in Boston. Many Mexican immigrants find work in professional positions. They are also well-represented in technical fields, sales, support, services, and construction. 87% of Mexican immigrants locate gainful employment.

The local rate of job growth outpaces the national job growth rate.

Starting a Business

The Latino population owns 10.4% of the businesses here in the Boston Metro Area. Mexican entrepreneurs own restaurants, grocery stores, design firms, environmental firms, financial firms, barber shops, public relations companies, real estate offices, and more.

There are visa types you can take advantage of if you plan on starting a business here in the United States. Ask me about your options!

The Consulate

You’ll find the Consulate General of Mexico at 55 Franklin Street, Boston, MA 02110. Their phone number is (617) 426-4181.  This Consulate is a rarity among government offices: it has excellent reviews on Google for its friendly, efficient service.

You can get help with passports, visas, voter registration, and more. You can also seek protection at your local consulate if necessary.

Additional Resources

There are many resources that you can tap into once you arrive here.

PowerUp is a Latino-led organization focused on increasing growth and opportunities for Latino-owned businesses in Boston.

Centro Presente is a member-driven state wide Latino organization dedicated to helping Latino immigrants become self sufficient.

La Alianza Hispana is a community-based nonprofit that focuses on educational, health, and workforce training services.

Sociedad Latina works to end the poverty cycle in Latino families, and provides health and education services.

These are just a few of the many organizations you can contact for help and support as you settle into the community. There are many others.

Processing Times in Boston

Processing times in Boston are no faster than they are anywhere else in the United States, which means if you intend to apply for any visa you may have to wait 7 to 24 months.

Avoid delays and problems by reaching out to my office. I’ll help you decide which visa program is right for you, and I’ll help you apply for it in a way that reduces or eliminates delays, problems, and issues. Let me be your first step in starting your new life here in Massachusetts!