Urge Ashcroft to Grant Rodi Alvarado Asylum Immediately, and Not to Deny Women Who Flee Violence the Opportunity to Seek Asylum in the US
Protect Women and Girls Fleeing Violence and Persecution
Rodi Alvarado Peña is a Guatemalan woman who was brutally abused by her husband, and could get no protection from the Guatemalan authorities, for more than a decade. She fled Guatemala for the United States and was granted asylum, only to find her asylum in jeopardy again. Urge Attorney General Ashcroft to grant Rodi Alvarado asylum immediately, and to preserve the opportunity for a small number of other abused women and girls to be granted asylum in the United States.