Category Archives: Latin America

Ninth Circuit to Hear Salvadoran Woman’s Asylum Appeal En Banc

Judges to Decide Whether Testimony Against Gang Members Qualifies for Protection By KENNETH OFGANG, Staff Writer The Ninth U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals will decide en banc whether persons who testify against gang members form a protected group for asylum … Continue reading

Posted in Asylum, Latin America, Legal

US Citizen Wrongfully Deported to Columbia

A runaway 15-year-old Texas girl who was deported to South America after claiming to be an illegal immigrant could soon return home. Government officials in Colombia said the U.S. Embassy on Thursday submitted the necessary documents for Jakadrien Lorece Turner … Continue reading

Posted in Dallas, Deportation, Latin America

Transgender immigrant finds new life, protection in D.C.

After a gang member held him at gunpoint inside his home, the 24-year-old gay man knew he had to flee El Salvador to survive. He had been beaten and harassed repeatedly on the streets by gang members. Eventually, they warned, … Continue reading

Posted in Immigration, Latin America, LGBT, The Washington Post