Skip to comments.Mexican Asylum Seekers Form Coalition in Texas
Posted on 03/18/2011 5:36:53 PM PDT by moonshinner_09
Immigration attorneys and immigrant-rights groups in the Texas border city of El Paso said they have formed a coalition aimed at providing greater support for asylum seekers facing a hurdle-ridden application process.
The director of the Las Americas Immigrant Advocacy Center in El Paso, Louie Gilot, said cases of Mexicans fleeing drug-related violence have risen significantly over the past two years and that the asylum seekers include former police officers, rights activists, journalists, business leaders and even government officials.
Just across the Rio Grande from El Paso is Ciudad Juarez, Mexico's murder capital and the largest city in Chihuahua state, which accounted for nearly a third of the 2010 nationwide drug-war death toll of more than 15,000.
Announcement of the coalition of asylum applicants coincides with a statement by Mexican activist Cipriana Jurado that she has begun the process of seeking political asylum.
Jurado told Efe Tuesday that she had kept up her activism over the past five years despite the slayings of more than 19 colleagues and family members but finally decided to flee Mexico to save her own life and seek protection for herself and her children in the United States."Being a woman and fighting for human rights in Mexico has become one of the most dangerous occupations," her attorney, Carlos Spector, said.
Jurado said she had been issued a visa to go to Chicago and talk about the situation in Chihuahua. A day before her visa expired, on Dec. 17, activist Marisela Escobedo was killed outside the Chihuahua governor's office.
"That's when I knew I wouldn't go back to Mexico. My life and my children's lives are at risk in my country," she said.
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“Mexicans fleeing drug-related violence . . .”
So all of Mexico will request asylum from itself?
Collective bargaining by illegals? Now, I wonder where they got that idea.
I’m all for letting every one of them have asylum to live in Crawford, TX. One of that village’s top citizens believes that “family values don’t stop at the Rio Grande”. It’s time that he got to enjoy the fruits of his policy.
How about we make the “hurdle-ridden application process” easier. We’ll let them stay if they turn over 50 illegals and ICE sucessfully sends them back to Mexico and they don’t come back. If they do come back, then the first guy gets sent back from whence he came never to apply again.
Sorry, but we have enough of your people here already.
Go home, get a gun and start cleaning up your own country.
You said it all Howie!
Why don’t they all head on over to Utah ?
What a crock!!!!
Now they’ve climbed onto the asylum bandwagon...
Now we’re screwed.
“Im all for letting every one of them have asylum to live in Crawford, TX. One of that villages top citizens believes that family values dont stop at the Rio Grande. Its time that he got to enjoy the fruits of his policy.”
If you are referring to Bush, he lives in Dallas now!
Parkland is home to 1000 illegal alien anchor babies per month...
It's what happens with with 25 years of bad leadership...
I do mean Bush, Mr “Jobs Americans Won’t Do”, “Family Values Don’t Stop At the Rio Grande”. And let’s not forget his “Islam is a Religion of Piece”.