Asylum cases skyrocket amid Mexico drug war violence

Tuesday, March 03, 2009

A rising tide of violence stemming from Mexico’s drug war has sent thousands of Mexican nationals fleeing across the border to the United States. Some of them go home, but thousands more say they cannot without fear of reprisal. Understandably, the number of Mexicans seeking asylum in the United States has skyrocketed in the past year. We’re joined by Carlos Spector an immigration attorney in El Paso, Texas, who has been helping people flee the violence.

Here is raw footage of Mexican troops being deployed to the border city of Ciudad Juarez, the country's most dangerous drug city.

Guests:

Carlos Spector

Hosted by:

Farai Chideya

Contributors:

Noel King

Comments [2]

jorge urbina from mexico

carlos spector me robó 3000 dolares que cobró por defenderme en el paso tx y ni siquiera se enteró cuando me cambiaron 2 veces de prision,mi familia tuvo que investigar e informarle a spector donde me tenían,cobró 3000 dolares por no hacer bada,es decir,se los robó,es un sinvergüenza

Jun. 25 2011 05:10 PM
Roberto from ciudad juarez

Acudi al consulado general del EU en ciudad juarez y No pude renovar mi visa B1,B2, me la negaron.
porque fui arrestado en alburquerque en en el año 1987,
pueden darme asesoria de como abtener nuevamente mi visa?
Atte. Roberto.

Jun. 12 2010 11:06 PM

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