Posted on August 13, 2010

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

Julia Preston, New York Times, August 12, 2010


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.


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}