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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 #10309 Afghanistan Race/ethnicity/clan, Women's rights activist/feminist beliefs (non-domestic/familial and non-gang)

This case invovles an Afghani woman who fears future persecution as a non-religious woman who believes in women’s rights. She also fears she will be targeted because has a son who was born in the United States. The woman decided not to go forward with the case.

Case #8413 Pakistan Domestic violence (including child, partner, in-law violence), Honor killing or violence

A Texas Asylum Office granted asylum to a Pakistani woman who suffered domestic violence by her husband in an arranged marriage. The violence increased in frequency and severity, when she was pregnant. After entering the marriage, she learned that her husband had a criminal background: he had been convicted for child abuse and rape in the United States and deported to Pakistan a few... Read more

Case #198 Jamaica Domestic violence (including child, partner, in-law violence)

Soon after the applicant’s marriage, her husband began to physically and emotionally abuse her. He beat her with an iron bar, a hammer and a wood post, threatened her with knives, stalked her, and destroyed her property. The applicant’s husband is from a prominent family and has close ties to the police. Although she reported the abuses to the police on numerous occasions, her pleas were... Read more

Case #4788 Nigeria Female Genital Cutting - Past FGC, Labor Trafficking / Slavery, Rape or sexual violence (non-domestic and non-gang)), Trafficking (sexual and labor), Sex trafficking / sex slavery / prostitution

An Asylum Office granted asylum to a Nigerian Osu woman. The woman was born into slavery and subjected to FGC at an early age. When she was a teenager, she was sold into the sex slave trade and was taken all over Africa. She suffered from severe abuse and eventually was able to escape to Mexico. The one year bar was waived.

Case #23471 Mexico Domestic violence (including child, partner, in-law violence), Domestic violence - Partner abuse
Case #3775 Cameroon Domestic violence (including child, partner, in-law violence), Child/forced marriage

SHE is an asylee from Cameroon, who arrived in the U.S. at Dulles International Airport on a B-1 visa with her daughter (B-2 visa) in December of 2003. SHE was granted asylum on January 12, 2007. Her asylum application, filed on November 22, 2004, was based on membership in a social group. HER social group is women who have been forced into marriage and abused by their husbands in Cameroon.... Read more

Case #499 El Salvador Domestic violence (including child, partner, in-law violence)

The applicant and her son came to the U.S. in 1991 to escape beatings, threats, and harassment from members of the Frente Farabundo Marti para la Liberacion Nacional (?FMLN?). Her father, an officer in the National Police, was killed by the FMLN in 1980.

In the early 1980s the applicant?s common-law husband ? the father of her five children ? pressured her to join the FMLN. When she... Read more

Case #10771 Pakistan Sexual orientation

A California Asylum Office granted asylum to a Pakistani man who fears persecution because of his sexual orientation. 

Case #6502 Guatemala Blood feud

An Asylum Office granted asylum to minor siblings from Guatemala. They were repeatedly threatened and attacked by their neighbors.