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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 #28950 El Salvador Gang-related violence, Gang - Religious, Religious Apr 19, 2019 (Immigration Judge)

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... Read more

Case #32000 El Salvador Gang-related violence, Gang - Former gang member Apr 19, 2019 (Immigration Judge)

The IJ denied asylum, withholding, and CAT protection to a young Salvadoran man who experienced persecution. At 18 the applicant was beaten by the police, who mistook him to be a gang member and continued to harm him even after it became obvious that he was not the person they were looking for. The applicant attempted to file a complaint at the... 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 #31804 Honduras Gang-related violence, Gang - Extortion, Gang - Recruitment, Military/Police service, Conscientious objector Apr 12, 2019 (Immigration Judge)

The IJ granted CAT protection to a Honduran man who had experienced persecution. In Honduras the applicant operated a car mechanic shop that was next door to a police station. The police wanted him to sell drugs from his shop, and when he refused they extorted him for two months. When the applicant could no longer pay, they violently mutilated... Read more

Case #29808 Mexico Gang-related violence, Gang - Informant/witness to gang activity Apr 08, 2019 (Board of Immigration Appeals)

The IJ denied deferral under CAT to a Mexican former cartel member who became an FBI and DEA informant and testified publicly against several police officers on trial for corruption and other crimes in N.D. Cal. The IJ found him ineligible for asylum and 241 withholding and denied CAT deferral because there was insufficient evidence of future... 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 #31197 El Salvador Gang-related violence, Gang - Extortion, Gang - Family-based, Gang - Informant/witness to gang activity, Gang - Recruitment Apr 02, 2019 (Immigration Judge)

The IJ denied asylum, withholding, and CAT protection to a Salvadoran man who fears persecution. The applicant ran a small business in El Salvador and was extorted by the 18th Street gang. His wife was also extorted and his brother-in-law was killed for not paying extortion money.

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.

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