A transgender woman from Mexico has been denied asylum for the second time by a federal immigration court in Georgia. “Estrella” Antonio-Sanchez represented herself more than two and a half years ago in a court at the Stewart Detention Center in Lumpkin, Georgia. She applied for asylum, saying she was abused in Mexico for being transgender and feared to return to her home country. The judge denied her petition, but she appealed her case and got a second hearing last month, but her petition was again denied. Judge Dan Trimble’s ruling says she failed to demonstrate that the cause of the abuse was her gender identity.