Mexican migration chief to be charged in fire but keep job

 

April 12, 2023



MEXICO CITY (AP) — Mexico's immigration head will face criminal charges in a fire that killed 40 migrants in a detention center last month, but President Andrés Manuel López Obrador said Wednesday that he will not dismiss the official known for his hard line on northbound migration.

Obrador's decision to keep Francisco Garduño as head of the Mexican Immigration Institute appeared to conflict with the federal Attorney General's Office announcement late Tuesday to charge Garduño in connection with the blaze.

That shows both some separation of powers in Mexico and the conundrum faced by the Mexic...



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