Case #29066

Country of Origin: 
Haiti
Type of persecution: 
Gang-related violence
Gang - Family-based
Gang - Forced relationship
Gang - Rape or sexual violence
Political association/activist (including women’s rights activist)/whistleblower
Gender of applicant: 
Female

Case Summary

The IJ granted asylum to a Haitian woman whose brother refused to join a gang and was kidnapped and nearly killed. Gang members also beat up the applicant, kicking, punching, and hitting her with a gun, threatened to kill her and her brother. Months later, gang members kidnapped her, and one of the gang members who wanted to court her began touching her breasts. The applicant escaped and fled to the United States. According to the attorney, the IJ granted asylum based on the PSG of "family member of [brother]" or "immediate family member of [brother]". DHS did not appeal the decision.

Date Submitted

Monday, November 19, 2018 - 16:32