Cases & Deals

Asylum granted to family fleeing cartel violence in Mexico

Clients Family X

An immigration judge in Chicago granted asylum to a family of seven from Guerrero, Mexico, based on their membership in a particular social group. The infamous drug cartel called the Guerreros Unidos murdered the family’s father and uncle in front of the family for failing to meet the cartel’s extortion demands, and threatened to rape and kill the rest of the family. The family fled to Mexico City, but the cartel threatened them there too. The family then presented at the United States border and asked for asylum.