Asylum Requests From Mexico Triple, But Chances Aren't Good

Asylum Requests From Mexico Triple, But Chances Aren't Good

"Bety, who asked for anonymity, is one of thousands of Mexicans displaced by Mexico’s drug-related violence.  Enough Mexicans are now fleeing that they’ve become the second-largest nationality, after the Chinese, to seek U.S. asylum, according to the United Nations.  Over a five-year period, their numbers have tripled in asylum petitions before the courts and federal immigration officials.  Overall numbers of apprehensions of Mexicans unlawfully entering the country are at new lows.  Far lower are the chances of Mexicans succeeding in an asylum petition." - DIANNE SOLÍS and ALFREDO CORCHADO, Dallas Morning News, Apr. 28, 2013.