Crowd @ Denny Int’l Middle School for El Salvador mobile consulate

Thanks to those who’ve e-mailed with word of a line outside Denny International Middle School, including Helen, who took some time to investigate and found out from a waiting family that it involves the El Salvador government. Various web searches finally brought us to this online listing, which describes the event, continuing till 4 this afternoon, as a “mobile consulate” – bringing Salvadorean government services to citizens in the region (as explained here). The family with whom Helen spoke said they’d come all the way from the Tri-Cities. The online listing also says this will continue again 8 am-4 pm tomorrow. This is of particular urgency for many because of an approaching deadline – next Tuesday – for Salvadorean citizens to register for Temporary Protected Status (TPS), as noted here.

2 Replies to "Crowd @ Denny Int'l Middle School for El Salvador mobile consulate"

  • SM September 4, 2010 (10:45 am)

    I’m so happy to have been told this event was going to happen in my neighborhood. I was woke up at 6:00 a.m., by the sound of multiple cars and people walking around in front of my house. I first thought it was another All City Band thinking and was cursing them again in my head, but when I saw the line from the front door going down the block and around the corner I knew it was not them.

    I would love it if Denny MS or the Seattle Public schools would inform the neighbors of the school when events would be going on (e.g. All City, Parent/Teach, and other school events).

    • WSB September 4, 2010 (10:51 am)

      SM – I will ask the school district next week if they had any kind of notification they could have shared. Certainly nothing was sent to media – once I got a few notes about this, it was a challenge to find the information I turned up online – finally had to pull out my 4th grade Spanish to try a search combining the Denny street address and the month Septiembre instead of September, after having combed fruitlessly through various El Salvador-related sites in English and Spanish. If I find any sort of facility-rental calendar or other place that such events might be listed, we’ll include that in our regular events-calendar info-gathering in the future … TR

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