File No. 812.00/10317.

The Mexican Embassy to the Department of State.


The Mexican Embassy in Washington is in receipt of the following information from Consular Inspector in El Paso, Texas:

The local authorities appear to have assumed an attitude which may be characterized as hostile against Mexican refugees in this city, showing, on the other hand, open partiality for the rebels who daily pass from Ciudad Juárez to El Paso without molestation; certain employees of the local police maintain relations and receive commissions from the rebel Junta which has placed spies around the building occupied by the Mexican Consulate, spies whose business it is to denounce the refugees who present themselves there.