Fire at Migrant Center on US-Mexico Border Kills at Least 40

March 31, 2023

Body bags of migrants killed following a fire at the National Migration Institute (INM) in Ciudad Juarez, Mexico, on Monday, March 27, 2023. (Bloomberg) -- A fire that killed 40 migrants who were about to be deported from Ciudad Juarez highlights the increasing tension over Mexico’s continued crackdown on migrants trying to reach the US. The fire was started slightly before 10 p.m. in the center for adults, the National Migration Institute said in a statement. (Update with number of migrants dead in first sentence and nationalities in fifth.) Most Read from Bloomberg Businessweek©2023 Bloomberg L.P.