Case #26234

Country of Origin: 
Guatemala
Type of persecution: 
Domestic violence (including child, partner, in-law violence)
Domestic violence - Child abuse
Domestic violence - Partner abuse
Race/ethnicity/clan
Indigenous ethnicity
Gender of applicant: 
Female

Case Summary

The immigration judge granted the asylum application of a Guatemalan woman who experienced severe physical and sexual violence from her father starting at a young age; the applicant was also mistreated because of her indigenous heritage. The applicant had five children out of her father's incest and the applicant and her children were controlled by her father. Applicant was treated worse than her siblings in part because she had darker skin and appeared more indigenous than her siblings. The applicant's attorney reported that the IJ granted on the social group "Guatemalan women."

Date Submitted

Monday, July 2, 2018 - 12:08