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Old 03-06-2011, 08:37 AM
 
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Originally Posted by Opyelie View Post
It is interesting that though the Reyes family was offered asylum in other countries, notably Spain and Venezuela, they instead chose to simply cross the border and accept asylum in the USA. Do they really expect us to believe that they will be "safe" from the cartels they fear by moving to the USA?

I'm guessing that a. the other countries don't offer asylees near the same benefits as the USA does and b. they actually still want to be close to their homeland.
They are a cartel family. In their own words, they fear their government. They fear their government because of it's war on the cartels. Check out the killer Miguel Angel Reyes Salazar. What got him arrested - he was a hitmen for Escajeda aka El Rikin. They were working for the Juarez Cartel. All of the Juarez Valley was part of that. The problem for them is the new cartel in town wants them out so they are leaving - all heading to the USA, all frightened because the new cartel (Chapo's) wants them gone.
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Old 03-06-2011, 08:46 AM
 
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In the case of the Reyes Salazar family, they hate the USA. They hate the Mexican government because they believe it took the side of the other cartel and isn't protecting them.

Borderland Beat: We're leaving - there is no justice

She refused to discuss the accusation being made against her son Miguel Angel Reyes Salazar, 26, who in a statement from the Ministry of National Defense, accused him of being a part of a group of assassins known as "The Escajeda."



The whole family made it's living either as hitmen or "falcons" cartel look outs. 33 of them moving over for the good life here - but with what kind of job skills?

Asylum is now not given for political reasons but cartel reasons. Your cartel isn't the one winning so seek asylum in the USA.
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