Mexico’s ‘safe country’ label gets mixed reviews “Embassy News”

Posted on: March 3rd, 2013 by noe arteaga

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Who’s not happy? A group of Mexican asylum seekers and their supporters called Mexicans United for Regularization held a press conference in Montreal on Feb. 22 to denounce the decision. In an interview with Embassy, spokesperson Romina Hernandez pointed to a degradation of human rights and high numbers of killed and displaced people amid Mexico’s drug war. “We know that Mexico is not a safe country, most of the parts of Mexico,” she said. But government officials have pointed out that just because a country is unsafe doesn’t mean it’s producing refugees. A per- son would need a well-founded fear of perse- cution and couldn’t get state protection.

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