|Jurado's eyes reflect pain and hope, as she faces her greatest political hurdle.|
The plight of the activist is not understood in the U.S., particularly by its government. Activists face death by the hand of the Mexican army, yet the U.S. government grants asylum only the tiniest percentage of cases. When asylum is denied, the applicant must return to face a very uncertain fate.
Jurado left her country of origin with regret. Her pain was evident, as her voice choked back tears at times. Clearly she was forced out by threats because of her work. What will be her fate?
The border is united in her support.
Above is a recording of the press conference in El Paso, Texas on March 15, 2011.