U.S. embarrased by plight of Mexican journalist?
from an article in the L.A. Times
Posted on December 27, 2008
Gutierrez illegally crossed into the U.S. on June 15, with his 15-yer-old son, and turned himself in and asked for asylum.
He has been in custody since, and will not have a hearing until March.
His lawyer, El Paso attorney Carlos Spector, said in the article that U.S. officials ... have called Gutierrez a "threat to the community" but offered no evidence. "They can't even come up with a rationale," Spector said. "They don't even try."
An ICE spokeswoman declined to comment, citing Gutierrez's privacy and the pending hearing.
Spector theorizes that the U.S. government is loath to offer relief to a journalist who has raised doubts about the Mexican military's conduct. That would embarrass an ally and trading partner.
Read the entire article link.
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