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Rescheduled hearing for top migration official underway in Juarez

JUAREZ, Chihuahua (KVIA) -- A hearing for accused National Institute of Migration commissioner Francisco Garduño started Tuesday morning.

Garduño arrived at the federal court in Juarez around 7:30 AM. The hearing was scheduled to start at 9:15.

Mexico's attorney general's office is trying to charge Garduño with illegally exercising his public power.

Last Friday, a Mexican federal judge postponed the hearing because Garduño's defense attorneys claimed they had only received the case files that morning.

Garduño is facing charges in the aftermath of a massive fire at a migration center that killed 40 migrants in late March. Dozens of other migrants were injured.

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Heriberto Perez Lara reports for ABC-7 on both sides of the U.S.-Mexico border.


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