For now, receiving asylum for Mexicans in the United States is quite difficult. But because Mexicans file the most applications for asylum during a year, U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) is not inclined to let Mexicans stay in the country.
The two main grounds why Mexicans want to receive asylum are their political opinion and membership in a certain social group. Although Mexico is a relatively quiet country concerning the political environment, there are many drug cartels in the country. The drug cartels are not only responsible to illegal drug trafficking, but also for killing and torturing many people, including civilians. Mexicans are often kidnapped by various military groups. The other common ground for Mexicans to seek asylum in the U.S. is domestic tortures.
Mexicans who belong to the LGBT community (lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender), may not obtain asylum anymore because Mexico recognizes this community.
Even if you want to escape from Mexico to a safe place, the U.S. may not accept you even if your have a serious reason to leave your country. Immigration judges and asylum officers are biased towards Mexicans, and only several hundred applications (out of thousands) from Mexicans are approved.
It is also very difficult to prove that you seek asylum and not just trying to leave Mexico. As we mentioned in a dedicated article, it is very important to gather as much evidence as possible to prove your intentions to the U.S. officials.
To improve your chances of getting asylum in the United States, we strongly recommend you to find a professional immigration lawyer. An immigration lawyer will help you determine the most important facts from your story and gather evidence such as videos or photographs. A lawyer can also assist you during the hearings in the Immigration Court or during your interview with the asylum officer.