$280 means a ride, assistance and a visa
Companies help foreign workers get to consulate

Manuel Ramirez, the chief operating officer of Consular Trip Services, reviews a client's paperwork Tuesday in Brownsville before loading the van for the trip to the U.S. Consulate in Matamoros.

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BROWNSVILLE — Amid the stream of Indians, Germans and other foreign workers passing through his border hometown needing help getting to the U.S. Consulate in Matamoros for work visas, Mark Lehmann saw a business opportunity in the making.

“It used to be just one or two people a week,