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Tag Results for "Political Asylum"

Transgender Woman Lives In Constant Danger After Being Deported To Mexico

Deborah Alvarez first arrived to the U.S. when she was 13, where she lived for 17 years. Deported for a low-level crime — prostitution solicitation — in 2005, she was forced to return to a country that she feels threatened in because she is transgender. Since her deportation in 2005, continue reading »

In Light of Snowden Incident, Obama Cancels Summit with Putin

U.S. President Barack Obama cancelled the meeting he was going to have with his Russian counterpart, Vladimir Putin, in September citing, among other reasons, Russia's granting of temporary asylum to Edward Snowden, a White House spokesman told Efe Wednesday. continue reading »

DREAM 9 Activists Qualify for Political Asylum Says Immigration Authorities

U.S. immigration authorities have determined that seven of the DREAM 9 activists detained in Arizona have grounds to fear persecution if they are returned to Mexico, representatives of the detainees said Tuesday. continue reading »

WikiLeaks Founder Julian Assange Seeks Asylum in Ecuador

Wikileaks founder Julian Assange has to be very careful about where he chooses to request asylum, and it would seem that after a long deliberation he has chosen Ecuador. continue reading »

Former Juárez Police Chief Seeks Political Asylum in the US (VIDEO)

Marisol Valles Garcia was forced to flee her country due to continuous threats, she says from the safety of the United States “My country is so close, but so far away”. continue reading »

Ecuador Offers Political Asylum to WikiLeaks Founder Julian Assange

President of Ecuador Rafael Correa extended an invitation to journalist and WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange to discuss documents leaked on his website as they relate to Ecuador and other Latin American countries, according to a statement from the country's foreign ministry. continue reading »