Case #28950

Country of Origin: 
El Salvador
Type of persecution: 
Gang-related violence
Gang - Religious
Religious
Gender of applicant: 
Male

Case Summary

The IJ denied asylum, withholding, and CAT protection to a Salvadoran Evangelical Christian man who experienced persecution. The applicant was well-known in the community and espoused a message of nonviolence. After he converted an 18th Street member to his church, he was beaten severely and subjected to death threats. The applicant's attorney reported that the IJ considered the applicant's religious persecution claim and membership in the social group "Evangelical Christians in El Salvador."

Date Submitted

Tuesday, November 13, 2018 - 13:11

Outcome for Case #28950

Level: 
Immigration Judge
Date of Decision: 
Friday, April 19, 2019
IJ Outcome: 
Denied
Type of Relief Granted/Denied: 
Asylum
Withholding
CAT
Basis for the Asylum/Withholding Decision: 
Religion
Was Grace v. Whitaker cited or referenced in this case by the applicant/counsel, DHS, or the adjudicator?: 
No