Case #30841

Country of Origin: 
Guatemala
Type of persecution: 
Domestic violence (including child, partner, in-law violence)
Domestic violence - Child abuse
Gang-related violence
Gang - Family-based
Political association/activist (including women’s rights activist)/whistleblower
Political association/activist
Gender of applicant: 
Male

Case Summary

The immigration judge denied asylum, withholding of removal and CAT protection to a Guatemalan man who had experienced childhood abuse and later defied high-ranking members of the 18th Street Gang in Guatemala City, including protecting his sister from domestic violence. According to the attorney, the immigration judge failed to find that the applicant had an imputed anti-gang political opinion and also found that he was not a member of a particular social group. The applicant has appealed the decision.

Date Submitted

Tuesday, February 12, 2019 - 11:03

Outcome for Case #30841

Level: 
Immigration Judge
Date of Decision: 
Monday, April 15, 2019
IJ Outcome: 
Denied
Type of Relief Granted/Denied: 
Asylum
Withholding
CAT
Jurisdiction: 
Basis for the Asylum/Withholding Decision: 
PO
PSG
Was Grace v. Whitaker cited or referenced in this case by the applicant/counsel, DHS, or the adjudicator?: 
No