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Asylum Seeker's Nationality Type of persecution Most Recent Outcome/Decision (if any)sort descending Summary
Case #11018 Honduras Domestic violence (including child, partner, in-law violence)

The Board of Immigration Appeals upheld the Immigration Judge's denial of asylum, withholding of removal, and CAT relief. The case involved a Honduran woman who suffered domestic violence by her ex-domestic partners. Her first domestic partner regularly beat her and controlled her. He died 15 years ago. She then suffered physical and psychological abuse by a second domestic partner. She... Read more

Case #6320 Mexico Sexual orientation
Case #10065 Honduras Domestic violence - Child abuse, Gang-related violence

The Los Angeles Asylum Office granted asylum to a Honduran minor who has been a victim of severe child abuse by his uncle after his mother left Honduras. The uncle also forced the boy to buy him drugs. Additionally, the child observed three people being murdered.

Case #195 El Salvador Domestic violence (including child, partner, in-law violence)

The applicant is married to a man who was a member of the Salvadorian military and participated in death squads. Her husband has committed horrific acts of abuse towards her throughout their marriage. He has inflicted severe physical and mental abuse on her. After one beating, he put a handgun to her head, and after they struggled, the gun discharged just inches away from her face. Another... Read more

Case #4942 Guatemala

An Asylum Office granted asylum to a Guatemalan.

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 #10675 Pakistan Honor killing or violence

The Board of Immigration Appeals affirmed the Immigration Judge's denial of asylum, withholding of removal, and CAT relief. The case involved a married couple from Pakistan who suffered persecution because their marriage was not proper in the eyes of the wife's family since they come from different tribes. The wife's extended family had threatened their lives. Immigration Judge denied... Read more

Case #13131 Honduras Domestic violence - Child abuse, Domestic violence (including child, partner, in-law violence), Rape or sexual violence (non-domestic and non-gang))
Case #7083 Honduras Domestic violence - Child abuse, Disability, Domestic violence (including child, partner, in-law violence), Rape or sexual violence (non-domestic and non-gang))

A Texas Asylum Office granted asylum to a Honduran minor. The boy's parents left Honduras when he was five years old, and he was left in the care of his aunt who neglected him and physically, emotionally, and sexually abused him for two years.

Case #4475 Congo (Brazzaville) Domestic violence (including child, partner, in-law violence), Female Genital Cutting - Fears Future FGC to self, Child/forced marriage, Polygamy

An Asylum Office granted asylum to a young Congolese woman. The woman came from a Christian family. After her father died, an older Muslim relative, who has many other wives, wanted to marry her. When her mother refused the marriage, the relative beat her mother repeatedly and tried to rape the girl. She fears of forced marriage to this man and FMC.

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