Case #25664

Country of Origin: 
Type of persecution: 
Gang-related violence
Gang - Extortion
Gang - Former gang member
Gang - Recruitment
Gender of applicant: 

Case Summary

The immigration judge granted CAT protection to a Mexican man who fears persecution from a cartel. The applicant was a jockey and was hired to participate in a race that he lost. After losing, he learned he had been hired by members of a cartel who demanded he pay back the money they lost betting on him. When he could not, the cartel members demanded he help them smuggle drugs into the United States; the applicant was caught crossing the border.

Date Submitted

Monday, June 4, 2018 - 13:06