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    Drug violence forces Mexican civilians to seek asylum in the US

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    The increasing violence in Mexico as drug cartels continue to battle for control has prompted a growing number of civilians to seek political asylum in the United States.

    Caught in the deadly crossfire and deprived of justice at home, a large number of Mexicans-journalists and human rights activists in particular- seek safety across the border.

    Al Jazeera's Franc Contreras reports from El Paso, Texas.