A rough Mexican boarder town was overrun by gangs and drug cartels. Marisol Valles steps up to the job of Police Chief in charge of 20 or so unarmed female police officers. After a few short weeks of failed efforts, she and most of her fellow officers have fled to the United States seeking asylum.
A college student and mother who was a Mexican bordertown police chief has fled to the United States seeking asylum, one of her relatives told AFP on Thurssday.
Marisol Valles, 20, "received death threats from a criminal group that wanted to force her to work for them," the relative told AFP, speaking on condition of anonymity.
Valles, who has a baby son, took over the job as police chief in the town of Praxedis G. Guerrero in October after two other job candidates dropped out following the assassination of the mayor and his son.
Do you believe that she should be granted asylum based on her failed stint as police chief?
If so, why should the other residents of the town be given the same consideration?
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