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Mexico Border Violence Keeping Would-Be Migrants Home

"His decision to stay behind had nothing to do with newfound job opportunities, or a belief in Mexico’s future, or even the possibility that he wouldn’t be able to find a job in Dallas, where he once worked as a cook. It was much more basic. He feared he wouldn’t get across...

Unpub. BIA CAT Remand: Mexico; Zetas; Whistleblower

"[T]he applicant also testified that he was beaten by police officers because his friend's mother reported the incident with the Zeta Cartel to the police (11. at 4' Tr. at 63-65). The Immigration Judge did not assess whether the applicant's alleged harm by the police constitutes a valid...

Major CA9 Decision re Mexico, Zetas, Asylum, Withholding, CAT: Tapia Madrigal v. Holder

"Victor Hugo Tapia Madrigal, a former member of the Mexican military, petitions for review of a decision of the Board of Immigration Appeals (BIA) denying him asylum, withholding of removal and relief under the Convention Against Torture (CAT). Because the BIA’s decision employed incorrect...

CA7 (Posner) on Mexico, CAT, Zetas - Rodriguez-Molinero v. Lynch

Rodriguez-Molinero v. Lynch, Dec. 17, 2015 - "If the Mexican government could be expected to protect the petitioner from the Zetas should he be returned to Mexico, the risk that he would be tortured or killed might be too slight to entitle him to deferral of removal. But the legal team representing...