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Asylum Seeker's Nationality Type of persecution Most Recent Outcome/Decision (if any)sort descending Summary
Case #10381 Honduras Gang-related violence

A Phoenix Immigration Judge granted asylum to a Honduran minor. The boy had been a lookout for a high profile gang member who had been forced to join Los Puchos gang. The boy served as lookout for a high profile gang member and he had witnessed or knew of many crimes committed by the gang. When he identified MS-13 gang members who had robbed him and was subpoenaed to testify against them... Read more

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 #14685 Honduras Domestic violence (including child, partner, in-law violence)

The immigration judge granted asylum to a Honduran woman who experienced years of domestic violence by her intimate partner. Her partner forced her to stop going to school, working, and taking contraception. He also regularly raped, threatened, and attacked her. He came looking for her when she fled to a relative's home. The applicant's proposed social group was "women in intimate partner... Read more

Case #24892 El Salvador Gang-related violence, Gang - Family-based, Gang - Informant/witness to gang activity

The immigration judge granted asylum to a Salvadoran male unaccompanied minor who fears gang threats. He was receiving threats because his grandfather, a police officer, regularly testifies against gang members in aggravated homicide cases. The decision was based on the applicant's membership in the particular social group of "family members of... Read more

Case #30552 Turkey Domestic violence (including child, partner, in-law violence), Domestic violence - Partner abuse, Marriage-related harms or honor violence, Honor killing or violence
Case #10794 Honduras Domestic violence (including child, partner, in-law violence)

An Immigration Judge in Arlington, Virginia granted asylum to a Honduran woman who suffered domestic violence, including sexual  violence, by her ex-domestic partner. 

Case #4928 El Salvador Sexual orientation

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

Case #17824 Honduras Domestic violence (including child, partner, in-law violence), Gang-related violence, Political association/activist (including women’s rights activist)/whistleblower, Rape or sexual violence (non-domestic and non-gang))
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 #11148 Honduras Domestic violence - Child abuse, Gang-related violence

A San Francisco Immigration Judge granted asylum to a 15-year-old Honduran boy. The boy had been harassed by Mara 18 who wanted the boy to join the gang and overtake his mother's shop. On one occasion when he refused to join, members of the gang stole his money,  physically restrained him, and refused to let him on a bus. They also vandalized and stole items from his mother's store.... Read more

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