Mexicans in Exile

Mexicans in Exile

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 and guts.

He has formed a non-profit, Mexicanos en el exilio / Mexicans in exile, and has won several high-profile asylum cases.

Coverage from The Texas Observer and the Austin American-Statesman.