NM fundraiser planned for drug war asylum-seekers

September 29, 2011 • State News

LAS CRUCES, N.M. (AP) — A non-profit started by an El Paso immigration at[auth] torney is aiming to raise money for Mexican journalists and activists who are seeking asylum in the U.S. due to drug cartel violence in Mexico.

The Las Cruces Sun-News reports ( that Mexicanos en Exilio has scheduled a fundraiser Oct. 15 at a Las Cruces home to raise money for reporters, photojournalists, political activists, human rights activists and former police officers.

The event will feature performances by Mariachi Aguilas and Las Cruces Chamber Ballet.

Funds will go to asylum-seekers with their personal expenses, fund their legal defense, translate documents, fund expert witnesses to testify and other emergent needs required.

The group was funded by attorney Carlos Specter.

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