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Murders In Mexico Spur U.S. Asylum Pleas

"“We are unveiling a mask of horror,” said Spector, who has recently secured a string of political asylum victories for Mexican journalists and activists escaping murder and mayhem in their mother country." Terry Greene Sterling, The Daily Beast, Sept. 30, 2011 .

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...

Mexicans in Exile Fleeing 'Systematic Slaughter'

"Mr. Fraire, Mr. Salazar and his nephew are exiles, the term preferred by them and their lawyer, Carlos Spector of El Paso. They are displaced Mexicans seeking refuge north of the Rio Grande after fleeing a government-sanctioned war in Chihuahua, where thousands have been slaughtered since...

Veracruz Journalist Asks for Asylum, Gives Urgent Plea for Help for Colleagues in Mexico

"In the battle for territory by organized crime in Mexico, the state of Veracruz has become one of the most violent and contested conflict zones. Local journalists, bearing witness to the brutal battle, are being systematically tortured and killed and the Veracruz and Mexican governments...

More Mexicans Seek Asylum in U.S.; El Paso's Carlos Spector is the 'Go-To' Lawyer

"One of his clients, a Mexican waitress and widowed mother of three, says she played dead under a pile of bodies to survive a massacre in Ciudad Juarez led by men she recognized as federal police. Another client says Chihuahua state police hacked off his feet after he refused to pay them bribes...

Juárez Man Granted Asylum; Family Killed by Cartels

"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 that asylum petitioner Christian Chaidez, 30...

Exiles Speak Out Against Claims They're Gaming System

"Carlos Gutierrez, a native of Chihuahua, Mexico, never envisioned coming to the U.S. to seek a better life, the way millions of his countrymen have done for decades. The successful businessman was doing quite well for himself until just a few years ago. That was when criminals chopped off his...

Mexican Asylum Applications Reflect 'Systematic Takeover' - Spector

"The emptying of Guadalupe comes at a time when officials in Ciudad Juárez, about 30 miles away, are promoting tourism and celebrating a decrease in bloodshed after years of carnage that claimed thousands of lives. Many Guadalupe residents have fled to Texas cities including Fabens, directly...

New Movie, 'El Paso,' Spotlights Asylum for Mexican Journalists

Center for Migration Studies, Jan. 12, 2015 - "The Center for Migration Studies of New York (CMS) invites you to a special screening of ‘El Paso,’ – a new film from executive producer Roberto Garza and director Everardo Gonzalez. The movie follows two journalists – reporter...