Feb 10, 2012

Human Rights: Increasing Numbers of Mexican Citizens Being Granted Asylum In United States

Justice in Mexico: "In the past year, the U.S. government has granted political asylum to four Mexican citizens, which is an impressive figure considering that prior to 2010 it was nearly impossible, say activists and lawyers in El Paso, Texas.

The most recent of these approved asylum cases is that of Saúl Reyes Salazar. ... Reyes Salazar’s request for political asylum in El Paso, Texas was granted by the U.S. government on January 19, 2012. Having to denounce death threats against himself and his family, Reyes Salazar is now currently speaking out at universities and forums against the violence and lack of security guarantees in Mexico." read more

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