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Gang and Cartel Violence: A Reason To Grant Political Asylum from Mexico and Central America

"People fleeing gang violence in Mexico and Central America have been, for the most part, denied asylum in the U.S. Nonetheless, modern interpretations of refugee and international law suggest that there is more merit to these claims for asylum than is currently accepted. U.S. courts have focused...

Unpub. CA3 CAT Remand; Mexico; Sinaloa Cartel; Acquiescence - Guerrero v. Atty. Gen.

Guerrero v. Atty. Gen., Oct. 18, 2016 - "The agency construed the “acquiescence” standard too narrowly. In emphasizing the Mexican government’s efforts to combat the drug cartels and root out corruption, the IJ assumed that as long as the government is attempting to help its citizens...