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Asylum Seeker's Nationality Type of persecution Most Recent Outcome/Decision (if any)sort ascending Summary
Case #29657 Haiti Domestic violence (including child, partner, in-law violence), Domestic violence - Partner abuse, Rape or sexual violence (non-domestic and non-gang)), Trafficking (sexual and labor), Sex trafficking / sex slavery / prostitution Apr 25, 2019 (Immigration Judge)

The immigration judge granted withholding of removal and CAT protection to a Haitian woman who feared return to Haiti because her romantic partner abused her and ordered other men to gang rape her. Although she reported the abuse the police, there were no repercussions for her abuser. Even after she left Haiti, he continued to threaten her with... Read more

Case #31131 Honduras Domestic violence (including child, partner, in-law violence), Domestic violence - Child abuse, Rape or sexual violence (non-domestic and non-gang)) Apr 16, 2019 (Asylum Office)

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... Read more

Case #30841 Guatemala 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 Apr 15, 2019 (Immigration Judge)

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... Read more

Case #31287 Nicaragua Political association/activist (including women’s rights activist)/whistleblower, Political association/activist, Women's rights activist/feminist beliefs (non-domestic/familial and non-gang), Whistleblower or other informant / witness to corruption Apr 04, 2019 (Immigration Judge)

The immigration judge granted asylum to a Nicaraguan woman who was a member of the Partido Liberal Constitucionalista (PLC) against the Sandinistas. She also cooperated as the prosecutor's witness in her daughter's rape case against the daughter's biological father. She fears persecution from the daughter's father who will be released from... Read more

Case #29763 Guatemala Domestic violence (including child, partner, in-law violence), Domestic violence - Child abuse Apr 01, 2019 (Immigration Judge)

The immigration judge granted asylum to a Guatemalan woman who was abused by her parents for many years. Her parents also abused her siblings. It is unclear on what grounds asylum was granted. DHS did not appeal the decision.

Case #27472 Honduras Domestic violence (including child, partner, in-law violence), Domestic violence - Partner abuse, Gang-related violence, Gang - Family-based Mar 20, 2019 (Immigration Judge)

The immigration judge denied asylum, withholding of removal, and CAT to a Honduran woman who was abused by her gang member husband. According to the attorney, the immigration judge found that the abuse definitely rose to the level of "persecution" but found that the applicant did not prove that the Honduran police were completely unable or... Read more

Case #26215 Honduras Domestic violence (including child, partner, in-law violence), Marriage-related harms or honor violence, Child/forced marriage Mar 07, 2019 (Immigration Judge)

The immigration judge granted asylum to a Guatemalan woman who had suffered domestic violence from her partner for approximately 13 years. He raped and beat her, often saying she was his woman and had to obey his commands. After fleeing to the U.S., she told him she was no longer his woman and no longer needed to obey him. The immigration judge... Read more

Case #25565 El Salvador Domestic violence (including child, partner, in-law violence), Domestic violence - Child abuse, Domestic violence - Partner abuse, Trafficking (sexual and labor), Sex trafficking / sex slavery / prostitution Feb 27, 2019 (Immigration Judge)

The immigration judge granted asylum to a woman from El Salvador who suffered domestic violence and sex trafficking. She was essentially pimped out by her father and then when she left home, she was abused by her partner. The immigration judge granted on the protected ground of "women and girls in the immediate family of [name of applicant's... Read more

Case #29516 Mexico Gang-related violence, LGBTQI, Sexual orientation, Sexual orientation - Gay Feb 25, 2019 (Immigration Judge)

The immigration judge granted the asylum claim of a gay Mexican man who fears being harmed by cartel members in Michoacán. Cartel members were harassing and threatening the applicant and his group of openly gay friends. One of those friends was murdered about six months after the applicant entered the United States. The applicant did not apply for asylum until eight years later.... Read more

Case #30606 Honduras LGBTQI, Sexual orientation, Sexual orientation - Gay Feb 22, 2019 (Immigration Judge)

The IJ granted asylum to a Honduran man who is gay. The applicant was harassed by others and threatened with physical violence; he was also raped and beaten by gang members who used homophobic slurs and told him he didn't deserve to live. When the applicant asked the police for help they ridiculed him. When the applicant told his father he was... Read more

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