Asylum! The hottest ticket for “political refugees”

A Mexican reporter detained for seven months since slipping across the border into the United States with his teenaged son, two and a half years ago, is now seeking to legalize his crime by requesting political asylum.

Emilio Gutierrez Soto has told immigration authorities that his life was threatened on a nearly daily basis.

The plea has a good chance of working for them.

Four months ago another Mexican reporter, Jorge Luis Aguirre, claimed similar threats and had his U.S. asylum request granted.

Aguirre has opined that he thinks Gutierrez has a “great chance of winning.” Above all, Aguirre said the court should consider the lives of Gutierrez and his son. “That they would be dead in Mexico, no one disputes,” Aguirre wrote in Spanish.

Previously, Alejandro Hernandez Pacheco, a cameraman for the Mexico’s Televisa network, and three other members of the Mexican media claimed they were held captive for almost a week, allegedly tortured, starved and beaten. Now they and their families are seeking asylum.

Another reporter, Luis Horacio Najera, was granted political asylum in Canada.

Last month, the Heartland Alliance’s National Immigrant Justice Center, an illegal immigration advocacy group, unsuccessfully petitioned the Department of Homeland Security to suspend its policy of detaining the illegal trespassers — regardless of their claim of asylum.

In 2009, the Los Angeles Times wrote a sympathetic piece titled Mexico‘s drug war creates new class of refugees.

Seeing Red AZ advised about the new class of political refuges seeking asylum status last April.

The claim worked well for Barack Obama’s Kenyan-born aunt Zeituni Onyango who lived in taxpayer supported public housing in Boston. She was granted asylum in a private hearing six years after being ordered deported.

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7 Responses to Asylum! The hottest ticket for “political refugees”

  1. Justin says:

    One way or another this country will ultimately be overrun with illegals. Calling them political refugees will get them in with fewer protests, but believe this: They’ll be voting for Obama.

  2. Maggie says:

    Barak-O’s aunt is a case in point. She was here illegally, and still managed to get public housing. But she still had enough left over to donate to his campaign!

    Why did she qualify as a desperate political refugee? Her nephew is beloved in Kenya.

  3. Overtaxed1 says:

    Pretty soon all of Mexico will want asylum. The country is a slime bog of corruption. The illegals can claim that they are threatened in their country and they may well be but it is not our problem when they won’t stay and fight their own battles from within. Let them all in and we will be just like Mexico. Have you been to California lately? It is a sewer in many areas that were once beautiful and are now over run with illegals.

  4. Matt DeGennaro says:

    I wonder if these reporters gave any thought to changing jobs instead of breaking into the United States? Have they thought about sticking around and fighting to change their own country as our founding patriots did?

  5. Vince says:

    Don’t get too excited that Janet Napolitano actually signed the letter of denial to this open borders group. That will merely give the Obama administration something to point to when they change their policy to admit asylum seekers. They will cite compassionate need. Then watch the floodgates open! I predict it will happen in time for the 2012 presidential election, to guarantee Hispanic votes that have been peeling away from Obama.

  6. Night Owl says:

    Prepare to witness a mass exodus of “refugees” heading Norte. It will happen. Prepare your children to live in a third world country with rampant criminality. Just as Mexican barrios are recreated in once middle-class American neighborhoods, the culture and lifestyle will follow. Assimilation is not in the picture, “my friends.”

    Get it? That’s an imitation of John McAmnesty.

  7. sherriaz says:

    Basically the entire country of Mexico would qualify for some kind of asylum with the exception of the rich industry owners and the drug lords. The issue is that the people are sheep. Where’s the pride of country that is paraded in OUR streets, found under waving Mexican flags? It appears to be on display only during protests, Cinco de Mayo and soccer games. With their “run away” mindset, it’s hard to believe they beat the French- but then who hasn’t beaten the French?

    Perhaps Mexicans should turn their attention to cleaning up the mess in their own country before adding to the one they have started here. California is gone, but there are still 49 states ( 51 in BHO land ) to salvage from the onslaught from the south. We’ve got a lot of work left to do and I hope that Americans, unlike Mexican citizens, won’t shy away from the hard work needed to protect their country.