Tuesday, June 29, 2010

Asylum Law Offers Little Refuge for Those Who Flee Gangs - By Julia Preston (The New York Times)

U.S. immigration judges have routinely rejected asylum for people running from Central American gangs on the grounds that the threats were vague and that the petitioners’ lives did not appear to be truly at risk. But the cases of Benito Zaldívar and Nelson Benítez Ramos have increased the pressure on the courts and the Obama administration ... read more 

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