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RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - The Mexican government has forced the resignation or sidelined more than 1,000 immigration officials over allegations of corruption and other irregularities, a senior official said on Friday.

As part of an administrative modernization plan, the National Migration Institute (INM) installed video surveillance systems at its offices that have since detected irregularities that ranged from immigration officials extorting migrants, to workers sleeping on the job.

INM chief Francisco Garduno said “more than 1,040 INM civil servants have had to resign or have been subject to an internal review. The majority have resigned because we have . . .

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