Dallas IJ Deferral Victory: Mexico, Cartels, Torture, Govt. Acquiescence, Internal Relocation

Dallas IJ Deferral Victory: Mexico, Cartels, Torture, Govt. Acquiescence, Internal Relocation

"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 he is credible and has established that he would more likely than not be tortured [by] drug cartel members. The Respondent also demonstrated that it is more likely than not that the Mexican government would acquiesce in this torture and that each event that would lead to his torture is more likely than not to occur. Therefore, the Court grants the Respondent's request for deferral of removal under Article 3 of the Convention Against Torture, pursuant to 8 C.F.R. § 1208.17(a)." - Matter of X-, Dec. 30, 2011.  [Hats off to Steve Spurgin of Marfa, Texas!]