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Asylum Seeker's Nationality Type of persecution Most Recent Outcome/Decision (if any)sort ascending Summary
Case #25565 El Salvador Domestic violence (including child, partner, in-law violence), Domestic violence - Child abuse, Domestic violence - Partner abuse, Trafficking (sexual and labor), Sex trafficking / sex slavery / prostitution Feb 27, 2019 (Immigration Judge)

The immigration judge granted asylum to a woman from El Salvador who suffered domestic violence and sex trafficking. She was essentially pimped out by her father and then when she left home, she was abused by her partner. The immigration judge granted on the protected ground of "women and girls in the immediate family of [name of applicant's... Read more

Case #29516 Mexico Gang-related violence, LGBTQI, Sexual orientation, Sexual orientation - Gay Feb 25, 2019 (Immigration Judge)

The immigration judge granted the asylum claim of a gay Mexican man who fears being harmed by cartel members in Michoacán. Cartel members were harassing and threatening the applicant and his group of openly gay friends. One of those friends was murdered about six months after the applicant entered the United States. The applicant did not apply for asylum until eight years later.... Read more

Case #30606 Honduras LGBTQI, Sexual orientation, Sexual orientation - Gay Feb 22, 2019 (Immigration Judge)

The IJ granted asylum to a Honduran man who is gay. The applicant was harassed by others and threatened with physical violence; he was also raped and beaten by gang members who used homophobic slurs and told him he didn't deserve to live. When the applicant asked the police for help they ridiculed him. When the applicant told his father he was... Read more

Case #23023 Mexico Gang-related violence, Gang - Informant/witness to gang activity Feb 15, 2019 (Immigration Judge)

The IJ granted CAT to a Mexican male in remanded reinstatement proceedings. The man had witnessed a double murder by the Zetas cartel in Mexico and was subsequently beaten and threatened with death. According to the attorney, the IJ denied withholding of removal under 241(b)(3) because the BIA had rejected the PSG "witness to Zetas cartel... Read more

Case #25853 Guatemala Gang-related violence, Political association/activist (including women’s rights activist)/whistleblower, Political association/activist, Women's rights activist/feminist beliefs (non-domestic/familial and non-gang), Race/ethnicity/clan, Indigenous ethnicity Feb 14, 2019 (Immigration Judge)

The immigration judge granted the asylum claim of an indigenous Mam man from Guatemala who was beaten and threatened with death by MS-13. According to the applicant's attorney, the applicant had what he believed was a voluntary position created by the government to try to reduce violence against women and reduce gang violence and delinquency in his community. On one occasion, MS-13... Read more

Case #22064 Venezuela Political association/activist (including women’s rights activist)/whistleblower, Political association/activist Feb 13, 2019 (Immigration Judge)

The IJ granted asylum to a Venezuelan woman who was targeted because her son previously worked for the opposition Primero Justicio. She was threatened by phone and in-person, and her home was destroyed. According to the attorney, the IJ granted asylum based on a family PSG, political opinion, and imputed political opinion. DHS did not appeal.... Read more

Case #29066 Haiti Gang-related violence, Gang - Family-based, Gang - Forced relationship, Gang - Rape or sexual violence, Political association/activist (including women’s rights activist)/whistleblower Feb 13, 2019 (Immigration Judge)

The IJ granted asylum to a Haitian woman whose brother refused to join a gang and was kidnapped and nearly killed. Gang members also beat up the applicant, kicking, punching, and hitting her with a gun, threatened to kill her and her brother. Months later, gang members kidnapped her, and one of the gang members who wanted to court her... Read more

Case #24840 Honduras Gang-related violence, Gang - Informant/witness to gang activity Feb 11, 2019 (Asylum Office)

The asylum office granted asylum to a minor boy from Honduras. A gang member attacked him and his father, shooting and killing his father in front of him. The boy got away and informed the police of his father's murderer's identify. He fears that gang members will kill him becauase he witnessed the murder and told the police the identity of the... Read more

Case #28815 Mexico LGBTQI, Sexual orientation, Sexual orientation - Gay, Rape or sexual violence (non-domestic and non-gang)) Feb 06, 2019 (Asylum Office)

The asylum office granted asylum to a gay man who experienced sexual abuse when he was growing up because of his sexual orientation. He feared reporting to the police because he is gay. He was not able to talk about the abuse that happened to him he decided to apply for asylum.

Case #27568 Guatemala Domestic violence (including child, partner, in-law violence), Domestic violence - Child abuse, Domestic violence - Partner abuse, HIV/AIDS status Feb 04, 2019 (Asylum Office)

The asylum office granted asylum to a Guatemalan woman who married her husband when she was 15 because her mother could no longer care for her. Her husband who is bisexual had sexual relations with men and gave her HIV. He also severely abused her damaging her eye. She tried to obtain police protection several times to no avail. The attorney had... Read more

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