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Asylum Seeker's Nationality Type of persecution Most Recent Outcome/Decision (if any)sort descending Summary
Case #4671 Mexico Domestic violence (including child, partner, in-law violence)

A San Francisco Immigration Judge granted asylum to a Mexican woman. As a young teenager the woman had been kidnapped, raped, impregnated, and forced into marriage. She suffered from severe abuse by her husband. She fled to the United States, but he still continued to threaten her. One year bar was waived.

Case #11051 Honduras Domestic violence - Child abuse, Gang-related violence

The Kentucky Asylum Office granted asylum to three Honduran minors (two siblings and their cousin). The minors had been living with their grandmother, a business owner in Honduras. When their grandmother refused to give in to gang members demands for money, they shot their grandmother in front of the minors. After their grandmother recovered, the family moved. Gang members came to the... Read more

Case #6394 El Salvador Domestic violence (including child, partner, in-law violence)
Case #10120 El Salvador Gang-related violence, Rape or sexual violence (non-domestic and non-gang))
Case #4009 Iran Domestic violence (including child, partner, in-law violence)

An Immigration Judge granted asylum to an Iranian woman who suffered from domestic violence by her husband.

Case #5203 Guinea Female Genital Cutting (FGC) / other mutilation, Child/forced marriage, Polygamy

An Asylum Office granted asylum to a woman from Guinea.

Case #10705 Guatemala Domestic violence (including child, partner, in-law violence)

A San Antonio Immigration Judge denied withholding of removal to a Guatemalan woman who was physically, sexually, and verbally abused by her ex-domestic partner. The woman attempted to report the abuse but police told her that they would not get involved in domestic matters. After she left her partner, he continued harassing her and assaulted her five more times. The Immigration Judge... Read more

Case #13535 Honduras Domestic violence (including child, partner, in-law violence)
Case #2916 Congo, Democratic Republic Rape or sexual violence (non-domestic and non-gang))

IJ granted asylum on March 15, 2004. (Chicago). The applicant was detained, tortured and threatened with death by the Congolese government because of the political opinions of her live-in boyfriend. Her boyfriend held frequent political meetings at their home with his fellow university students. She did not participate in the meetings, and her boyfriend would not admit to her that the meetings... Read more

Case #8227 Guatemala Domestic violence (including child, partner, in-law violence)

A San Antonio Immigration Judge granted asylum to a Guatemalan woman who suffered physical and emotional abuse by her husband.

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