The National Institute of Transparency, Access to Information and Protection of Personal Data (INAI) resolved that the INM must report on the participation of its agents in human rights violations, extortion, robbery, human trafficking or kidnapping of migrants who crossed or were detained in Tamaulipas during 2010 to 2014.
Similarly, the INAI indicated that the National Migration Institute (INM) must provide information on the investigations and actions taken by this body.
A citizen requested this information from the INM, however, in response, the regulated entity turned the request over to various competent administrative units; some pointed out the non-existence of the information while another stated that they were incompetent to have the respective information.
After presenting the matter before the plenary session of the INAI, Commissioner Norma Julieta del Río Venegas indicated that there is an Institute specifically that handles the cases and records of these issues “and cannot declare itself incompetent before requests for data on what it works for and for which was created and that is the migration issue. So, impunity cannot permeate possible cases of violations of the human rights of migrants and refugees.”
He added that, in addition, the presentation identified public, official information, in which actions of public servants of the INM are mentioned, possibly related to inappropriate behavior and outside the protocols and policies of respect for the human rights of migrants.