El Paso (Agenzia Fides) – A Mexican women, mother of three who risked deportation has been given permission to remain in the United States for another six months, thanks to the intervention of Bishop Mark J. Seitz of El Paso, Texas and other religious leaders.
María Elena De Loera, has been granted permission for " humanitarian motives" to care for her eight year old daughter Alia receiving treatment for cancer.
This is the third time that Mrs De Loera is given a temporary residence permit since 2014 when she first applied for asylum in the US. Her first application was motivated on the grounds that after her husband’s murder in Mexico she feared for the safety of her three children. A few months after Mrs De Loera’s first application for asylum, her youngest child was diagnosed with cancer. She was given a permit to remain in the US through 2015 while her daughter received cancer treatment, but the permit had to be renewed every year. This year the permit was to expire but thanks to the intervention of Bishop Seitz and other local religious leaders Mrs De Loera can stay on with her daughter . (CE) (Agenzia Fides, 11/08/2017)