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Mexican journalist Emilio Gutiérrez Soto poses outdoors

‘Justice took time, but it came,' says Mexican journalist Emilio Gutiérrez Soto, who was granted U.S. asylum after 15-year battle

The U.S. Board of Immigration Appeals ruled that journalist Emilio Gutiérrez Soto, who was denied asylum after he fled Mexico in 2008 due to threats related to his reporting, was eligible for asylum. Organizations consider the decision a landmark that sets an important precedent for journalists’ safety and press freedom in the region.

Manuel Durán (Facebook)

Salvadoran journalist held in ICE detention for more than a year is released as he seeks asylum in U.S.

Salvadoran journalist Manuel Durán was released from U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) detention on July 11 more than one year after his arrest while covering an immigration protest.

Manuel Durán (Facebook)

Court orders case reopened for Salvadoran journalist detained in U.S. for more than one year

The Board of Immigration Appeals (BIA) ordered the reopening of the case of journalist Manuel Durán, who said he fled El Salvador in 2006 due to death threats because of his journalistic work.

Emilio Gutiérrez Soto

U.S. Congress member introduces private bill for relief for Mexican journalist who was denied asylum

U.S. Representative Debbie Dingell, a Democrat from Michigan, introduced a private bill in Congress to grant Mexican journalist Emilio Gutiérrez Soto an immigrant visa or permanent resident status after his asylum case was denied in February.

Emilio Gutiérrez Soto

U.S. immigration judge denies asylum to Mexican journalist for a second time

A U.S. immigration judge has again denied asylum for a Mexican journalist who fled his country a decade ago out of fear for his life.

Emilio Gutiérrez Soto

‘I must implore you for my life’: Mexican journalist who fled to U.S. 10 years ago requests asylum again

Mexican journalist Emilio Gutiérrez Soto again requested asylum for himself and his son in an El Paso immigration court, 10 years after they turned themselves into a checkpoint at the U.S.-Mexico border and more than a year after their claim was denied.

Serafín Morán Santiago

Judge denies bail to Cuban journalist seeking asylum in the U.S. who is being held by ICE

A Texas immigration judge denied bail to Cuban journalist Serafín Morán Santiago, who has been in a detention center in that state since April 12 when he arrived in U.S. territory, according to the organization Fundamedios US.

Manuel Durán Ortega from El Salvador in the U.S.

Emergency deportation suspended for Salvadoran journalist detained by ICE two months ago in the U.S.

The Board of Immigration Appeals accepted the emergency suspension of the imminent deportation of Salvadoran journalist Manuel Durán, who since April 5 has been held in Louisiana detention centers belonging to the U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement Service.