Case #31131

Country of Origin: 
Honduras
Type of persecution: 
Domestic violence (including child, partner, in-law violence)
Domestic violence - Child abuse
Rape or sexual violence (non-domestic and non-gang))
Gender of applicant: 
Female

Case Summary

The asylum office granted asylum to a Honduran woman who experienced childhood physical abuse from a paternal uncle and was raped as a child multiple times by an adult man who impregnated her resulting in the birth of her son. Although she reported the rapist to the police and even testified against him in court, Honduran authorities released him and did not protect her further. Fearing harm from the rapist and her uncle, she fled Honduras with her child. According to the attorney, the following PSGs were proffered “Female family members of UNCLE”; “Honduran girls”; “Honduran women”; and “Honduran women viewed as property by virtue of their position in a familial relationship”; and "Honduran cooperating witnesses." It is unclear on what basis the AO granted asylum.

Date Submitted

Saturday, February 23, 2019 - 15:17

Outcome for Case #31131

Level: 
Asylum Office
Date of Decision: 
Tuesday, April 16, 2019
AO Outcome: 
Granted
Jurisdiction: 
New Jersey
Was Grace v. Whitaker cited or referenced in this case by the applicant/counsel, DHS, or the adjudicator?: 
No