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In October 2010, Marisol Valles became the police chief of Praxedis Guadalupe Guerrero, a small town near Ciudad Juarez, Mexico. Her predecessor had been beheaded by a drug gang, and the whole area has been plagued by horrific drug violence. No one else wanted the job, so Ms. Valles, a criminal justice major at a local college, stepped in. Mexican newspapers dubbed her "the bravest woman in Mexico," but now, sources in Mexico and the U.S. confirm that she has crossed the border to ask for asylum in the United States.
The bravest woman in Mexico is also smart enough to know when to run away.
Ms. Valles asked for an eight-day leave for a personal matter involving her child and said she would return on Monday. The town fired her after she failed to return and they could not reach her. Apparently, she received multiple death threats, and feared for herself and her family.
MSNBC reports that she is in the U.S. and will seek asylum before an Immigration Judge.
According to the Wall Street Journal, in northern Mexico, "hundreds of police officers have been slain by drug traffickers who have targeted officers' families, homes, and places of work." Nevertheless, the odds are not in Ms. Valles favor. According to statistics from the Executive Office for Immigration Review, of the 3,231 Mexicans who applied for asylum in Immigration Court in FY 2010, only 49 cases, or about 1.5%, were granted.
The reason for the low success rate is that people fleeing Mexican drug violence do not generally meet the definition of a "refugee," a person with a well-founded fear of persecution based on race, religion, nationality, political opinion or particular social group. While such people have a "well-founded fear," they generally cannot demonstrate that the fear is on account of a protected ground.
Another possible reason for the low success rate of Mexican asylum seekers is the U.S. government's fear of opening the floodgate to many thousands of people who fear the rampant violence in Mexico.
Given Ms. Valles's high profile, her odds of gaining asylum might be better than the average Mexican's (or even the average Mexican police officer's). Whether or not she succeeds in obtaining asylum, her case is another sad reminder of the difficulties faced by our Southern neighbor.
Originally posted on the Asylumist: www.Asylumist.com.
by Chris Musillo
The FSBPT has just announced that they will be using a fixed test date for all applicants regardless of country of education or nationality. The FSBPT's web-page posting makes clear that this was in part in response to their unsuccessful defense of the NPTE-i program in Georgia. The fixed test dates for 2011 are:
September 7, 2011 (Wednesday)
October 20, 2011 (Thursday)
December 5, 2011 (Monday)
In 2012, the FSBPT has committed to five testing days.
In February a Georgia judge ruled that the FSBPT's previous NPTE-i testing scheme violated Georgia law. The Georgia judge's decision did not address whether or not the NPTE-i violated Georgia discrimination and due process Constitutional issues. Those issues may be addressed in an appeal, should the FSBPT chose to appeal the Georgia court's decision.
To some degree an appeal would be moot in light of the FSBPT's actions today. MU commends the FSBPT for producing a fair and equitable testing system.
Read the full Healthcare and Immigration Law Blog at www.musillo.com or www.ilw.com.
-----------------IMMIGRATION DAILY FROM ILW.COM------------------March 8, 2011http://www.ilw.com/immigrationdaily/digest/2011,0308.shtmITEMS1. Comment: Ten Years Of Archives - ILW.COM has publishedImmigration Daily every single business day for over ten years,since May 2000 (except for one day in 2002 when our server washacked.) We keep the entire archive of Immigration Daily on ourwebsite here).http://www.ilw.com/immigrationdaily/archives.shtmIf you want to find, refer to or link to a particular ImmigrationDaily issue you can use our archive to do so. If you are lookingfor a specific article or news item, we recommend that you useour site search http://www.ilw.com/search/advanced.aspto find it.2. Article: International Migration Outlook: SOPEMI 2010by Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD)http://www.ilw.com/articles/2011,0308-oecd.shtm3. Article: Taking Our Medicine: America's Pressing andUnanswered Need for Immigration Reform by Leon and Michael Wildeshttp://www.ilw.com/articles/2011,0308-wildes.shtm4. Article: Testimony Before the Georgia House JudiciaryCommittee on HB 87 by Charles Kuckhttp://www.ilw.com/articles/2011,0308-kuck.shtm5. Article: 11 Business Practices That Undermine Your MarketingProgram and Trash Your Reputation by Trey Ryderhttp://www.ilw.com/articles/2011,0308-ryder.shtm6. Bloggings: Immigrant Of The Day: Andy Bechtolsheim -Entrepreneur by Greg Siskindhttp://www.ilw.com/articles/2011,0308-siskind.shtm7. Bloggings: OFWs At NAIA by Chris Musillohttp://www.ilw.com/articles/2011,0308-musillo.shtm8. News: USCIS Publishes Interim Memo On T And U Visa ExtensionsFor Commenthttp://www.ilw.com/immigrationdaily/news/2011,0308-tuvisas.pdf9. News: White House Publishes Presidential Memo On UnexpectedRefugee Needs Related To Libyahttp://www.ilw.com/immigrationdaily/news/2011,0308-libya.shtm10. News: CRS Report On Federal Taxation Of Aliens Working In TheUnited States And Selected Legislationhttp://www.ilw.com/immigrationdaily/news/2011,0308-crs.pdf11. Focus: The Physician Immigration BookILW.COM is pleased to announce The Physician Immigration Bookedited by Robert Aronson. Contributors are: Mary Amundson, RobertAronson, Lisa Atkins, Therese Bart, Janice Bianco, Ingrid Brey,Brian Bruner, Elise Bruner, Jacqueline Bucar, Lisa Claypool,Kristi Crawford, Karen Dean, Alex Dgebuadze, Robert Divine,Goldie Domingue, Maria Fritzinger Elias, Eleanor Fitzpatrick,Roberta Freedman, Kristen Harris, Wendy Hess, Dayna Kelly,Khorzad Mehta, Jennifer Minear, Bruce Morrison, George Newman,Elizabeth Neuwirth, Ana Pottratz Acosta, Karen Pollins, JennellPrentice, Elizabeth Quinn, Michelle Scimecca, Suzanne Seltzer,Carl Shusterman, Greg Siskind, Rita Sostrin, Tim Skinner, SarahPeterson Strensrud, Margaret Stock, Hamel Vyas, Tracy Wallowicz,David Ware, Nathan Waxman, Andrew Wizner and Robert WhitehillThe book outline is as follows:INTRODUCTION++Healthigration: Immigration Meets Healthcare Reform by RobertAronsonTHE PHYSICIAN WORKFORCE AND HEALTHCARE REALITIES++U.S. Physician Workforce Policy And The Role Of InternationalMedical Graduates: Modest Proposals For A New Era by KristenHarris++Immigration Attorneys And In-House Recruiters: The EssentialConnection by Tim Skinner and Jennell Prentice++Rural Healthcare & Conrad 30 J-1 Waivers by Mary Amundson, andTherese BartTHE J-1 EXCHANGE VISITOR PROGRAM: VIEWS FROM THE INSIDE AND THEOUTSIDE++The Evolution Of The J-1 Exchange Visitor Program And TheForeign Residence Obligation: How They Developed To ControlEmployment In Graduate Medical Education By International MedicalGraduates by Ingrid K. Brey++ECFMG Role in Administering the J-1 Physician Program byEleanor Fitzpatrick & Tracy Wallowicz++J-1 Clinical Training For Physicians: InstitutionalConsideration & Concepts by Lisa E. Claypool and Hamel Vyas++International Medical Graduates And The J-1 Exchange VisitorProgram: Institutional Roles And Responsibilities by JaniceBiancoSTARTING THE IMMIGRATION PROCESS: THE ART OF THE CLIENT INTAKEPROCESS++Physician Intake And Issue Spotting by Robert S. WhitehillJ-1 WAIVER STRATEGY AND PRACTICE FOR PHYSICIANS++50 Ways To 30 Waivers: The Conrad State 30 Program by SuzanneSeltzer++Fundamentals And Relevance Of Underserved Designations byRobert D. Aronson++Interested Government Agency (IGA) Clinical Waiver Programs byGoldie C. Domingue++The New Veterans Health Administration - Again? by Michelle M.Eaton Scimecca++J-1 Waivers Through the U.S. Department Of Health And HumanServices (HHS) - Promoting Excellence And Impact In BiomedicalResearch by Elizabeth QuinnH-1B TEMPORARY WORKER CONSIDERATIONS AND STRATEGY FOR PHYSICIANS++Brief Overview Of Physician's Use Of H-1B Visa Category byGeorge S. Newman++H-1B Visas For Physicians-In-Training: A Marathon Or AnObstacle Course? by Alexander Dgebuadze and Rita Sostrin++Tracking The Intractable: H-1B Fulfillment Issues ForInternational Medical Graduates by Khorzad Mehta++A Look At Selected Cutting Edge Issues For H1-B InternationalMedical Graduates by Andrew L. Wizner++CSpouses Should Derive More H-1B Time Along With The Green CardProcess by Robert Divine++Who Calls The Shots: The Corporate Practice Of Medicine AndDefining The Employer In H-1B Physician Cases by Jacqueline D.Bucar and Elizabeth M. NeuwirthASSESSING ALL POSSIBILITIES: OTHER NONIMMIGRANT VISA OPTIONS FORPHYSICIANS++Alternative Non-Immigrant Visa Options For InternationalMedical Graduates by Roberta Freedman and Lisa Atkins++Canadian Physicians - Separate And Unequal by Carl ShustermanLONG TERM OPTIONS: PERMANENT RESIDENCE AND NATURALIZATION++Threading The Needle: Counseling The International MedicalGraduate On Options For Lawful Permanent Residence by Jennifer A.Minear++Traversing The Permanent Residence Landscape For InternationalMedical Graduates: A Comparative Analysis by Brian T. Bruner++Take One Aspirin And A Zantac Before Proceeding: The AlienLabor Certification Process For Physicians by Wendy Castor Hess,Karen M. Pollins and Maria P. Fritzinger Elias++"Establishing Business Necessity In Physician LaborCertification: Is It Ever A Necessity? by Dayna Kelly++"The Special Handling Labor Certification In The Context OfMedical Schools by David Ware++Obtaining The NIW Attestation Letter Of Support: PracticalGuidance And Considerations by Elise Bruner++Searching For The Five-Year Cure: Eligibility Issues FollowingCompletion Of The Employment Obligation In NIW Cases by RobertAronson and Ana Pottratz Acosta++Twelve Years After: Six Post - NYSDOT Physician NIWs: 2010Update by Nathan Waxman and Karen L. Dean++Military Service As An Option For Foreign Health CareProfessionals by Margaret D. StockCOMPLIANCE CONSIDERATIONS++The Legacy Of Kutty: Does Kutty Change Who Is Responsible ForPaying H-1B Attorney Fees? by Sarah Peterson StensrudDESIGNING A BETTER MOUSETRAP: SOME THOUGHTS ON LEGISLATIVE REFORM++The Legislative Horizon For Physician Immigration by GregSiskind++A Simpler Future For FMGs - The MD Visa by Bruce A. 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This is the same state that brought us George Wallace, Selma, Bull Connor and the Letter from a Birmingham Jail so is this really a shocker?