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The president of Mexico’s National Migration Institute, the government agency that controls and supervises migration, resigned Friday.
In a brief statement, the Institute announced that Tonatiuh Guillén Lopez presented his resignation to President Andrés Manuel López Obrador. Guillén Lopez, who thanked the Mexican president for the opportunity to serve the country, had been commissioner of the migration agency since December.
The article goes on to state the following:
His resignation comes as Mexico is dealing with a surge of migrants, mostly from Central America, trying to reach the United States.
The migration agency has been struggling with budget cuts and increased demands. It has come under criticism from the United States for not doing more to control the surge of migrants.
The head of #Mexico’s National #Migration Institute (INM), Tonatiuh Guillén López, resigned on Friday for “personal reasons” amidst tensions with the U.S. over a Central American migration surge
— EL UNIVERSAL English (@Univ_inenglish) June 14, 2019
The news also comes as Mexico is dealing with a surge of migrants trying to reach the United States. Mexico has reported a 196% increase in asylum applications this year, as @jameslfredrick reports https://t.co/GVlOE8OLl3
— NPR World (@nprworld) June 14, 2019
Tonatiuh Guillén’s departure from Mexico’s Migration Institute (INM) is a big deal. Only yesterday, @CarlosLoret recounted how Guillén provoked the anger of then DHS Nielsen by raising the rights of migrants during meeting in Miami last March where US demanded enforcement action
— José Díaz-Briseño (@diazbriseno) June 14, 2019
— Joaquín López-Dóriga (@lopezdoriga) June 14, 2019
The president of the Mexican government agency that controls and supervises migration resigned today.
The statement issued did not give a reason for Tonatiuh Guillén Lopez’s departure. https://t.co/gPSXgwGkI3
— NPR (@NPR) June 14, 2019
Guillen’s approach to migration prioritized protection of human rights over border control or detention and return efforts.
It’s worth noting that his resignation was made public at the same that Mexican Foreign Minister Marcelo Ebrard is speaking at the Senate.
— Eric Martin (@EMPosts) June 14, 2019
Mexico’s Top Immigration Official Resigns As Asylum-Returns Soar After AMLO-Trump Crackdown https://t.co/WgriG7uuLq
— zerohedge (@zerohedge) June 14, 2019
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