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Colombian diplomats visit INM facilities at Mexico City International

Mexico City, Mexico — Colombian diplomats paid a visit to the Mexico City airport INM facilities to receive information on migration filters, the admission process, second review and non-admission process.

They made the visit Wednesday. The National Institute of Migration (INM) of the Ministry of the Interior accompanied diplomatic representatives of Colombia in the country to learn about migration operations at the Mexico City International Airport (AICM).

INM executives accompanied the delegation of authorities from the Consulate General of Colombia to tour the institute’s AICM facilities.

Immigration authorities informed and explained the admission process, based on the Migration Law and its regulations, as well as the care and service provided within a framework of respect and safeguarding the rights of foreign visitors.

In the same way, they learned about the operation of the migratory filters on the process of passing to the second review and the provisions that lead to determining the non-admission of a foreign person to the country.

Francisco Garduño Yañez, the Commissioner of the National Institute of Migration (INM) said that more than 200 INM officers have been discharged in the state of Quintana Roo during his six-year term due to complaints.

Garduño Yañez defended the work carried out by immigration agents at the Cancun International Airport, but did say that problems exist due to complaints of ill-treatment.

“We were with the accredited diplomatic corps in Mexico City from Colombia, Wednesday at the airport and there are no complaints. They were shown that sometimes one, and another, and another and another complaint is reproduced…” he said during his visit to Cancun for the inauguration of the new SRE office.

He also said that migration agents are only complying with the Migration Law, which establishes that it is a regular, orderly and safe regulation and that everyone who wants to enter the country has to register, to define whether or not they meet the requirements to be able to enter the country, adding that more than 40 million travelers entered Mexico last year, 14 million of which, entered at the Cancun airport.