Case #10810

Country of Origin: 
Mexico
Type of persecution: 
Gender identity
HIV/AIDS status
Rape or sexual violence (non-domestic and non-gang))
Sexual orientation
Gender of applicant: 
Male
What procedural stage is your case at now?: 
AO
Has a decision ever been reached in this case?: 
Yes

Case Summary

Client is a gay, Mexican man who repressed his sexual orientation for most of his life and married a woman to conform with social, cultural and religious norms.  He contracted HIV after having casual relationships with men in the US.  He last entered the US in 1999 and filed for asylum in December 2013. He was able to overcome the one-year filing deadline due to various changed and extraordinary circumstances and provided a psychological evaluation with his application.  He was affirmatively granted asylum by the San Francisco asylum office.

Date Submitted

Monday, August 19, 2013 - 15:21

Outcome for Case #10810

Level: 
Asylum Office
Date of Decision: 
Wednesday, March 5, 2014
AO Outcome: 
Granted
Jurisdiction: 
California
Appealed by Applicant: 
No
Appealed by DHS: 
No