Case #26478

Country of Origin: 
Type of persecution: 
Domestic violence (including child, partner, in-law violence)
Domestic violence - Child abuse
Sexual orientation
Sexual orientation - Gay
Sexual orientation - Queer
Gender identity
Gender identity - Nonbinary or gender nonconforming
Gender identity - Transgender male (FTM)
Rape or sexual violence (non-domestic and non-gang))
Indigenous ethnicity
Gender of applicant: 
Transgender Female

Case Summary

The immigration judge granted asylum to a Guatemalan transgender woman who feared persecution due to her gender identity. When the applicant originally came out as a gay man in Guatemala, she was attacked by her father. Later on, she experienced generalize discrimination and violence, and shortly before coming to the US she was raped by a group of men. The applicant now identifies as a transgender woman. According to the applicant’s attorney, the IJ granted asylum recognizing the social group “transgender Guatemalan women.”


Date Submitted

Thursday, July 12, 2018 - 12:55

Outcome for Case #26478

Immigration Judge
Date of Decision: 
Tuesday, August 7, 2018
IJ Outcome: 
Type of Relief Granted/Denied: 
Basis for the Asylum/Withholding Decision: 
Was Grace v. Whitaker cited or referenced in this case by you, DHS, or the adjudicator?: