Padlocked Doors, Poor Conditions Contradict Stories Migrants Started Fire

  • As details continue to emerge from a Mexican migrant detention facility fire that erupted Monday night, area human rights organizations familiar with the building that casualties screamed for help behind padlocked doors, contradicting the original narrative of Mexican President Andrés Manuel López Obrador who suggested the migrants started the fire themselves to protest deportations.
  • The new information raises new questions about what really happened to the migrants who were killed and the candor of the Mexican president and an immigration system that some say is holding migrants against their will in dangerous conditions.