Event Title

Mexican Asylum Cases in the United States: Corruption and Despotism

Speaker

Carlos Spector

Streaming Media

Description

Attorney Carlos Spector will examine generally how extortions, kidnappings, and human rights violations in Mexico by authorized crime displaces Mexican
citizens resulting in their fleeing to the United States in search of political asylum. He will also discuss how the U.S. asylum legal framework tends to reinforce the
widespread misconception that such crimes do not occur and that the Mexican government is able and willing to control said organized crime. Additionally,
it will be argued that the 90% denial rate of Mexican asylum claims is rooted in the history of U.S. asylum law, foreign policy, and fluid domestic considerations.
The presentation will focus upon the experience of Mexican asylum seekers in the El Paso, Texas area from 2008-2017.

Document Type

Event

Start Date

22-5-2019 12:00 PM

End Date

22-5-2019 1:20 PM

Location

Fairhaven College Auditorium

Resource Type

Moving image

Duration

1:11:39

Title of Series

World Issues Forum

Genre/Form

lectures

Contributing Repository

Fairhaven College of Interdisciplinary Studies

Subjects – Topical (LCSH)

Mexicans--Refugees; Asylum, Right of--United States; Political refugees--United States; Emigration and immigration--Moral and ethical aspects; United States--Foreign relations--Mexico; Mexico--Foreign relations--United States

Geographic Coverage

El Paso County (Tex.); Mexico; United States

Type

Moving Image

Keywords

Mexican asylum, Authorized crime, Organized crime

Rights

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Language

English

Format

video/mp4

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May 22nd, 12:00 PM May 22nd, 1:20 PM

Mexican Asylum Cases in the United States: Corruption and Despotism

Fairhaven College Auditorium

Attorney Carlos Spector will examine generally how extortions, kidnappings, and human rights violations in Mexico by authorized crime displaces Mexican
citizens resulting in their fleeing to the United States in search of political asylum. He will also discuss how the U.S. asylum legal framework tends to reinforce the
widespread misconception that such crimes do not occur and that the Mexican government is able and willing to control said organized crime. Additionally,
it will be argued that the 90% denial rate of Mexican asylum claims is rooted in the history of U.S. asylum law, foreign policy, and fluid domestic considerations.
The presentation will focus upon the experience of Mexican asylum seekers in the El Paso, Texas area from 2008-2017.