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Mexican Woman Sets Asylum Standards in the United States

A Mexican woman who is only known as L.R., due to confidentiality issues, has just been granted asylum by the Obama administration, reported her lawyers last Thursday in a courtroom in San Francisco. The courageous woman was able to prove in court that Mexican authorities could not protect her from the violence and murder threats of her common-law husband, who sexually abused her and severely battered her.

“The Department of Homeland Security has recognized that asylum should be available to women who have suffered domestic violence and whose governments won’t protect them,” said Simona Agnolucci, a lawyer with the Howard Rice law firm in San Francisco who represented L.R.