Torrez de Lopez v. Garland
"Maria Torres de Lopez, a native and citizen of Mexico, appeals the denial of her application for deferral of removal under the United Nations Convention Against Torture (CAT). Exercising jurisdiction under 8 U.S.C. §...
Naranjo Garcia v. Wilkinson
"Alicia Naranjo Garcia (“Garcia”) is a native and citizen of Mexico. Garcia petitions for review of the Board of Immigration Appeals (“BIA”) decision affirming the Immigration Judge’s (“IJ”...
Gonzalez Ruano v. Barr
"In September 2016, members of a Mexican drug cartel kidnapped, tortured, and threatened to kill petitioner Mauricio Gonzalez Ruano, who was living with his family in the Mexican state of Jalisco. ... We find that the record...
"The Court will find that the Respondent could not avoid torture by relocating within Mexico based on the likelihood that the police or military law enforcement officials would disclose his whereabouts to cartel members. ... The Court finds that...
"[T]he applicant also testified that he was beaten by police officers because his friend's mother reported the incident with the Zeta Cartel to the police (11. at 4' Tr. at 63-65). The Immigration Judge did not assess whether the applicant's...
In Matter of X-, July 17, 2013 IJ Bennett ruled : "Respondent's application for asylum is granted because he has established a well-founded fear of future persecution based on his membership in the particular social group of relatives of law...
"Given the ever-increasing brutality of the cartels, the question is whether and how the United States Government should begin to prepare for what could be a new wave of migrants coming from Mexico. ... This monograph focuses on the asylum claims...
"They enter the United States legally from Mexico with the proper
papers and visas, but then they cannot go home. So they overstay their
visas. They are surgeons, businesspeople, entrepreneurs, members of
Mexico’s wealthy middle and upper...
"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...
"A growing number of wealthy and middle-class Mexicans are fleeing rising
violence and kidnappings perpetrated by criminal syndicates that have
taken over swaths of Mexico." - Melissa del Bosque, The Texas Observer, Oct. 25, 2011 .
"His decision to stay behind had nothing to do with newfound job
opportunities, or a belief in Mexico’s future, or even the possibility
that he wouldn’t be able to find a job in Dallas, where he once worked
as a cook. It was much...