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Mexico’s Security Chief Says He Was an Undocumented Worker in the U.S.

  • Durazo says he crossed twice into U.S. to wash dishes, cars
  • Public security minister to weed out criminals in caravans
Alfonso Durazo hands notes to President Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador during a press conference in Mexico City on Dec. 3, 2018. 

Alfonso Durazo hands notes to President Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador during a press conference in Mexico City on Dec. 3, 2018. 

Photographer: Alfredo Estrella/AFP/Getty Images

Mexico’s top cop, who’s pledged to weed out criminals in migrant caravans, has his own history of working illegally in the U.S.

On two occasions Public Security Minister Alfonso Durazo crossed into the U.S. to wash dishes and cars without documentation, he told a group of business leaders, Mexico’s La Jornada newspaper reported. Durazo’s press office confirmed the statements.