publication . Article . 2014

Problems Faced by Mexican Asylum Seekers in the United States

J. Anna Cabot;
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  • Published: 01 Dec 2014 Journal: Journal on Migration and Human Security, volume 2, pages 361-377 (issn: 2331-5024, eissn: 2330-2488, Copyright policy)
  • Publisher: SAGE Publications
Abstract
<p>Violence in Mexico rose sharply in response to President Felipe Calderón’s military campaign against drug cartels which began in late 2006. As a consequence, the number of Mexicans who have sought asylum in the United States has grown significantly. In 2013, Mexicans made up the second largest group of defensive asylum seekers (those in removal proceedings) in the United States, behind only China (EOIR 2014b). Yet between 2008 and 2013, the grant rate for Mexican asylum seekers in immigration court fell from 23 percent to nine percent (EOIR 2013, 2014b). This paper examines—from the perspective of an attorney who represented Mexican asylum seekers on the US-M...
Subjects
free text keywords: Law, Comprehensive Plan of Action, Refugee, Immigration, media_common.quotation_subject, media_common, Political science, Judicial notice, Fell, geography.geographical_feature_category, geography, Particular social group, China, Mexican asylum, Mexican drug war, credible fear, expedited removal, detention of asylum seekers, access to counsel, asylum adjudication in immigration court, credibility findings, judicial bias, acquiescence to torture, Colonies and colonization. Emigration and immigration. International migration, JV1-9480
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