Four more Mexican journalists seek asylum in U.S.

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by KENS 5 Staff

kens5.com

Posted on September 23, 2010 at 3:39 PM

Updated Thursday, Sep 23 at 4:27 PM

Four Mexican journalists are seeking asylum in the U.S. They say  their lives are threatened by drug cartels.

All were kidnapped by members of a cartel in Durango in July and released days later.

An immigration attorney representing the journalists, says the impact of the violence in Mexico is being felt in border regions in the United States.

"And if the Mexican community is denied information, they are denied the right to make decisions. And so it becomes important for people on the border to understand that any problem that affects Juarez, affects us," says attorney Carlos Spector.

In the past decade 68 journalists have been murdered. Eleven others have disappeared since 2003.

Recently, the U.S. granted one journalist asylum. These four are now being considered as well.

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