Mexico sanctions 1,040 immigration officers for corruption

The head of Mexico's National Immigration Institute says more than 1,040 immigration officers have been referred to internal affairs or forced to quit after they were caught demanding bribes and other acts of corruption

Slips for appointments at immigration offices were sometimes sold by agency employees when they should have been distributed for free, and some employees demanded bribes to accept visa or other applications. Others recommended informal assistants known as “coyotes” who charge for services rather than helping migrants solve their problems.