« on: January 21, 2006, 01:17:56 AM »
I for one have heard about the Sicilian Mafia (and/or its branches in the US,) people who are tightly bound through blood and marriage, making the organization extremely difficult to penetrate. When caught in midst of such a horror, a person trying to escape from his/her responsibilites s/he is supposed to fulfil as a member of the family, has definitely a difficult time to do so. I am not sure what kind of proof you have to document the blood vendettas going on between the families involved, but it looks like you definitely have a claim, at least theoretically, to be granted asylum in the US. Good Luck To You!