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.