Case #28176

Country of Origin: 
Guatemala
Type of persecution: 
Disability
Domestic violence (including child, partner, in-law violence)
Domestic violence - Child abuse
Gender of applicant: 
Female

Case Summary

The immigration judge granted the asylum application of a Guatemalan woman who was physically abused and threatened with death by her grandfather. The applicant also witnessed her grandfather perpetrating horrific physical and sexual violence on her mother. The applicant is a product of incest between her grandfather and mother and the applicant has developmental disabilities; she never attended school and was confined to the house. The applicant's attorney reported that the IJ granted on the social group "Guatemalan women with mental disabilities."

Date Submitted

Tuesday, October 9, 2018 - 16:49