IMPACT – HIGH
What is the change? Several major staffing changes at Mexico’s immigration agency, the National Migration institute, including the appointment of a new commissioner to head the agency, are causing significant processing delays countrywide.
What does the change mean? Applicants should anticipate delays of four to six weeks and unpredictability in immigration processing in the coming months.
Background: A new commissioner was appointed Monday to replace the former INM head. Additionally, the staff of the Mexico City office will be replaced and on Tuesday multiple immigration officials resigned. The staff changes are seen as preparation for the general election that will take place July 1.
BAL Analysis: Employers and individual applicants should anticipate immigration processing delays of several weeks and a possible backlog as the INM is reorganized.
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