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Extortion of Migrants in Reynosa - What's Next?

5 days 20 hours 17 minutes ago Friday, March 15 2019 Mar 15, 2019 March 15, 2019 4:41 PM March 15, 2019 in News - Local

WESLACO - The Director of Citizens Council is working to address what led to the extortion of immigrants at the McAllen-Reynosa international bridge.

CHANNEL 5 NEWS spoke to Maureen Meyer, the Director of Citizens Council of the National Migration Institute.

Meyer says corruption is aided in Mexico by the lack of a key component within the immigration office.

"...the Immigration Institute doesn't have an internal affairs unit, a unit that would be charged with investigating and referring to possible criminal prosecution agents involved in acts of corruption or other crimes,” she says.

Meyer explains the internal affairs unit is something that the Mexican law dictated should be placed, but haven’t done it before.

She says she will be working along with the council to make recommendations to make a change.

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