"“We are unveiling a mask of
horror,” said Spector, who has recently secured a string of political
asylum victories for Mexican journalists and activists escaping murder
and mayhem in their mother country."
Terry Greene Sterling, The Daily Beast, Sept. 30, 2011 .
The drug wars in Mexico have created a different kind of migratory exodus: asylum seekers fleeing persecution by the cartels and/or the Mexican government itself.
One brave soul working the front lines of this catastrophe is Carlos Spector , a native of El Paso and an immigration attorney with vision...
"Mr. Fraire, Mr. Salazar and his nephew are
exiles, the term preferred by them and their lawyer, Carlos Spector of
El Paso. They are displaced Mexicans seeking refuge north of the Rio
Grande after fleeing a government-sanctioned war in Chihuahua, where
thousands have been slaughtered since...
"In the battle for territory by organized crime in Mexico, the state
of Veracruz has become one of the most violent and contested conflict
zones. Local journalists, bearing witness to the brutal battle, are
being systematically tortured and killed and the Veracruz and Mexican
"One of his clients, a Mexican waitress and widowed mother of three, says she played dead under a pile of bodies to survive a massacre in Ciudad Juarez led by men she recognized as federal police. Another client says Chihuahua state police hacked off his feet after he refused to pay them bribes...
"A U.S. immigration court in a rare action granted asylum to a citizen of Mexico who fled Juárez after 11 of his relatives were killed by suspected drug cartel-sponsored extortionists, El Paso lawyer Carlos Spector said Monday. The court found that asylum petitioner Christian Chaidez, 30...
"Carlos Gutierrez, a native of Chihuahua, Mexico, never envisioned coming to the U.S. to seek a better life, the way millions of his countrymen have done for decades. The successful businessman was doing quite well for himself until just a few years ago.
That was when criminals chopped off his...