Case #27308

Country of Origin: 
Guatemala
Type of persecution: 
Domestic violence (including child, partner, in-law violence)
Domestic violence - Child abuse
LGBTQI
Gender identity
Gender identity - Transgender female (MTF)
Political association/activist (including women’s rights activist)/whistleblower
Political association/activist
Rape or sexual violence (non-domestic and non-gang))
Trafficking (sexual and labor)
Sex trafficking / sex slavery / prostitution
Gender of applicant: 
Transgender Female

Case Summary

The immigration judge granted asylum to Guatemalan transgender woman who had been physically abused by a relative because of her gender identity, and then sex trafficked for years. After she escaped, her captor, her captor's family, and other gang members came after her. She was continually either rejected or assaulted by police when she sought protection. On her way through Mexico, she was also sex trafficked. The immigration judge granted asylum based on the PSG of "transgender women in Guatemala." Matter of A-B- was mentioned in this litigation.

Date Submitted

Wednesday, August 29, 2018 - 13:11