In Midst Of Immigration Crisis, Mexican Immigration Commissioner Quits

Published: Friday, June 14, 2019 - 3:21pm
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Tonatiuh Guillén served as the commissioner for Mexico’s National Institute of Migration since December 2018.

MEXICO CITY — While the Mexican government pushes its strategy to stop and detain migrants entering from Central America, a resignation on Friday at its main office for migratory affairs rocks the boat.

Tonatiuh Guillén served as the commissioner for Mexico’s National Institute of Migration since President Andrés Manuel López Obrador’s inauguration in December.

Guillén gave no explanation for his unexpected resignation, and simply published a letter thanking the president and his direct supervisors for the job opportunity.

Guillén leaves office the same day López Obrador admitted that his government detected dozens of weak points at the Guatemala border, while stating that layoffs at the Migration Institute would come for alleged corruption.

López Obrador’s administration faces accusations from opponents of his migration plan who said it’s breaking the law to please the Trump administration.

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