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Asylum Seeker's Nationality Type of persecution Most Recent Outcome/Decision (if any)sort descending Summary
Case #12335 Ecuador Domestic violence (including child, partner, in-law violence)
Case #3247 El Salvador Domestic violence - Child abuse, Disability, Rape or sexual violence (non-domestic and non-gang))
Case #11165 Honduras Gang-related violence

A New York Immigration Judge denied withholding of removal and CAT relief to a Honduran man. The man had previously been deported from the United States in 2004. When he returned to Honduras, members of La Mara 18 began harassing him. Once, the gang showed up at his mother's house with machetes looking for him.  

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 #22605 Mexico HIV/AIDS status, LGBTQI, Sexual orientation, Sexual orientation - Bisexual, Sexual orientation - Gay

The immigration judge granted withholding of removal to a Mexican bisexual, HIV-positive male applicant who was beaten by a group of men calling him derogatory terms. The applicant's partner was killed for being gay. According to the applicant's attorney, the particular social group addressed in this case was "Mexican gay men," and the particularly serious crime bar did not apply.

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 #366 Guatemala Political association/activist (including women’s rights activist)/whistleblower, Rape or sexual violence (non-domestic and non-gang))

The applicant and her husband were active members of the Christian Democratic Party, an umbrella organization that opposed the government. She and her husband participated in demonstrations against the disappearance of innocent, indigenous people, especially children. As a result of their activities, military figures invaded the applicant's home and beat and gang-raped her. They threatened to... Read more

Case #10386 Mexico Domestic violence - Child abuse, Street child

An Immigration Judge in San Francisco granted CAT relief to a former gang member from Mexico who was persecuted for abandoning the gang.  

Case #16391 Honduras HIV/AIDS status

The immigration judge granted withholding of removal to a Honduran man who fears persecution based on his HIV positive status. According to the applicant's attorney, the applicant proposed a social group of "people who are HIV positive in Honduras."

Case #24604 Congo, Democratic Republic Political association/activist (including women’s rights activist)/whistleblower, Political association/activist, Women's rights activist/feminist beliefs (non-domestic/familial and non-gang), Rape or sexual violence (non-domestic and non-gang))

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