Asylum Granted to Mexican Woman in Case Setting Standard on Domestic Abuse

Julia Preston, New York Times, August 12, 2010

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Department of Homeland Security officials found that the woman [“L.R.”] had proved that she could not expect the Mexican authorities to protect her from the violence and murder threats of her attacker [her common-law husband], and that she could not safely relocate anywhere in the country to escape him.

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The government and the courts never questioned the account L.R. gave of her treatment {snip}.

Asylum was also granted to L.R.’s two sons, now 22 and 20 years old. {snip}

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