Thursday 17 June 2021

Immigration Director Wants to Stay On

Kathya Rodriguez, head of Costa Rica's immigration service, is on loan from the Defensoria de los Habitantes
Kathya Rodriguez, head of Costa Rica’s immigration service, is on loan from the Defensoria de los Habitantes. To stay on she needs her leave of absence

QCOSTARICA – Facing the most migrant crisis in the region, starting first with he first of the Cuban migrants last November, the director of immigration (Directora de Migración y Extranjería), Kathya Rodríguez, wants to stay on.

Rodriguez assumed the post of immigration in 2010, taking a leave of absence from her working with children, at the Ombudsman’s Office (Defensoría de los Habitantes),

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The leave of absence ends this week.

To her continue with her work at immigration, Rodriguez has asked the Ombudsman’s Office for an extension of her leave.

Ahmed Tabash, spokesperson for the confirmed Ombudsman’s Office Monday that the request is in process and an answer will be coming by the end of the week.

Her future as the top immigration official is in the hands of the Ombudsman, Montserrat Solano.

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So far, the deputy minister of the Interior (viceministra de Gobernación), Carmen Muñoz, has not referred to publicly on the situation.

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