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Asylum Seeker's Nationality Type of persecution Most Recent Outcome/Decision (if any)sort descending Summary
Case #12556 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 #4275 Ecuador Domestic violence (including child, partner, in-law violence), Child/forced marriage

An Asylum Office granted asylum to an Ecuadorian woman who experienced severe domestic violence by her husband and mother-in-law.

Case #3247 El Salvador Domestic violence - Child abuse, Disability, Rape or sexual violence (non-domestic and non-gang))
Case #6134 Kenya Female Genital Cutting - Past FGC, Rape or sexual violence (non-domestic and non-gang)), Women's rights activist/feminist beliefs (non-domestic/familial and non-gang)

The San Francisco Asylum Office granted asylum in 2010 to a Kenyan Kikuyu woman who was subjected to FGC and was gang raped by Mungiki for speaking out against FGC. She did not file within one year of arrival, but the AO waived the bar because she was suffering from PTSD. 

Case #17537 Iraq Domestic violence (including child, partner, in-law violence), Political association/activist (including women’s rights activist)/whistleblower, Religious
Case #11172 El Salvador Domestic violence - Child abuse, Rape or sexual violence (non-domestic and non-gang)), Religious, Sex trafficking / sex slavery / prostitution

The Portland Asylum Office granted asylum to an Salvadoran minor who suffered severe gang violence for being a Christian and the son and nephew of Christian pastors. The boy was constantly beaten up by members of the gang, MS-13. Gang members would call him "shitty Christian" and once broke his arm. They wanted to recruit the boy to run drugs because the police would not suspect or... Read more

Case #10508 El Salvador Gang-related violence, Political association/activist (including women’s rights activist)/whistleblower

The San Francisco Asylum Office granted asylum to an unaccompanied Salvadoran minor. The boy was targeted by gang members of the Mara Salvatrucha (MS-13), because he refused to sell drugs for them. The boy was related to the mayor of his town who had advocated against the gangs. Gang members extorted his family and threatened to kill him. 

Case #4928 El Salvador Sexual orientation

An Asylum Office granted asylum to a Salvadoran male who suffered persecution based on sexual orientation. 

Case #812 Pakistan Honor killing or violence, Rape or sexual violence (non-domestic and non-gang))

A New York Asylum Office granted asylum to a Pakistani woman, who is from a traditional Muslim family. While she was is the United States. looking for a potential H-1 visa sponsor, she got pregnant by a married man and gave birth. She fears that as an adulteress and a single mother, she will be persecuted upon return to Pakistan. She has not yet told her family about her child and fears... Read more

Case #23083 Guatemala Domestic violence (including child, partner, in-law violence), Domestic violence - Child abuse, Domestic violence - In-law abuse, Domestic violence - Partner abuse

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